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Oral history interview with Carol Eckert

Interviewee:
Eckert, Carol  Search this
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Anderson, Dale, 1944-  Search this
Anderson, Doug, 1943-  Search this
Blaine, Sandy  Search this
Boyd, Karen Johnson  Search this
Branford, Joanne Segal, 1933-1994  Search this
Covey, Steven  Search this
Docter, Marcia  Search this
Eckert, Tom, 1942-  Search this
Elliot, Lillian  Search this
Garrett, John  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Lieberman, David  Search this
Lieberman, Sarah  Search this
Manhart, Marcia, 1943-  Search this
McQueen, John, 1943-  Search this
Minkowitz, Norma M., 1937-  Search this
Niehues, Leon  Search this
Okun, Barbara Rose  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Sauer, Jane, 1937-  Search this
Turk, Rudy H.  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 June 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carol Eckert conducted June 18-19, 2007 by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in the artist's home and studio in Tempe, Arizona.
Eckert speaks of moving from North Carolina to New York during her childhood; her interest in making things as a child; her love of reading and a particular interest in mythology, legends, and fairy tales; choosing to pursue painting as an art major at Arizona State University; working as a substitute teacher after graduation; teaching herself the needle arts; and teaching painting and drawing classes at a local community arts center.
She also discusses experimenting with clay; the process that guides her work; the influence of her painting training on her color and composition choices; her marriage to furniture maker Tom Eckert; the development of the basketry field over the past decades; participating in exhibitions and shows; teaching workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; the cross-cultural animal symbolism present in her pieces; the working environment in her studio; the importance of craft publications; the development in her own work towards larger pieces; her commitment to the longevity and preservation of her work; and upcoming exhibitions.
Eckert recalls Steven Covey, Barbara Rose Okun, Jane Sauer, Sandy Blaine, Lillian Elliot, Joanne Segal Branford, John Garrett, John McQueen, Leon Niehues, Norma Minkowitz, Sarah and David Lieberman, Janet Koplos, Marcia Docter, Doug and Dale Anderson, Karen Johnson Boyd, Rudy Turk, Marcia Manhart, Joanne Rapp, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Carol Eckert (1945- ) is a fiber artist from Tempe, Arizona. Jo Lauria is a curator and arts wrtier from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 40 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- Arizona  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.eckert07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c45a09a8-6375-4149-b2b1-78211976b4aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eckert07
Online Media:

Philbrook Museum of Art Eloquent Object videotape collection

Creator:
Philbrook Museum of Art  Search this
Names:
Manhart, Marcia, 1943-  Search this
Manhart, Tom, 1937-  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (videorecordings + 1 exhibition brochure)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
Six videotapes produced by Cathey Edwards Productions for the exhibition "The Eloquent Object."
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum; Tulsa, Okla.
General:
Some of the videorecordings: In poor condition.
Provenance:
Donated 2002 by Thomas E. Young, librarian at The Philbrook Museum of Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Handicraft -- Exhibitions  Search this
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.philmusa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94b88e8ae-c39c-451f-bd91-ce554d65f190
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-philmusa

Objects and drawings from the Sanford M. and Diane Besser collection / Marcia Y. Manhart

Author:
Manhart, Marcia 1943-  Search this
Besser, Sanford M  Search this
Besser, Diane  Search this
Arkansas Arts Center  Search this
Philbrook Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Besser, Sanford M Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Besser, Diane Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
94 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New Mexico
Santa Fe
Arkansas
Little Rock
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Decorative arts--Private collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Decorative arts--Private collections  Search this
Drawing--Private collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Drawing--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N5220.B53 M27 1992
N5220.B53M27 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_445017

The Eloquent object / edited by Marcia Manhart and Tom Manhart

Author:
Manhart, Marcia 1943-  Search this
Manhart, Tom 1937-  Search this
Philbrook Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
289 p. : illus. 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
20th century
Topic:
Decorative arts--History  Search this
Call number:
NK808.E46 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_329395

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