New this week: Belinda Lyons Zucker Dolls
Belinda Lyons Zucker at GSB
This week, we're putting a spotlight on the new video, Greenfield Savings Bank: Black History Month 2017 with Belinda Lyons Zucker, filmed by Julian Lowenthal during the February 4th event. In this video, artist Belinda Lyons Zucker shares the dolls she's made, along with the story of how she came to make these dolls, which started with a quest for her own grandmother she never knew. In making dolls, Zucker has explored what traditions she would pass down to her own grandchildren, and she shares with us much of what's she's learned along the way about dollmaking practices in African cultures. Zucker communicates her love of teaching children from all backgrounds to understand that they come from a rich heritage, with traditions to learn and pass down. Watch this video at MontagueTV.org to learn more about the stories behind her many dolls, such as Night Girl, Miss Cora Smalls and Lucy Terry Prince. You can also look forward in the weeks ahead for it to appear in our TV schedule. In the meantime, see more of Belinda Lyons Zucker's work at http://www.picturetrail.com/photos/beezdolls and http://www.picturetrail.com/homePage/beezdolls.
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