“Beauty is Embarrassing” at Akron Art Museum

Beauty is Embarrassing

FREE SCREENING: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6:30pm

Join us on ‘Free Thursday’ for a fun craft and a screening of the film Beauty Is Embarrassing. The film is the story of Wayne White, artist extraordinaire most famously known for creating the puppets behind Pee-wee’s Playhouse. Versatile — and lauded for his eccentric, colorful work — in almost every artistic medium, White creates word paintings, comics, psychedelic sculptures, music videos, and, like the Southern ol’ boy he is, plays the banjo.

But how exactly does one get into puppets? For White, it was all about avoiding a college term paper a few decades ago, and the rest is history — as chronicled in the documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing, an award-winning film on White’s life by Neil Berkeley.

Akron Art Museum, 1 South High Street, Akron, OH 44308

 

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