Metal Man: The Story of Victor Ries

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The Art of Life
Throckmorton Theatre Sun, Oct 5, 2014 4:00 PM
This trio of shorts delves into the lives and decades-long careers of three brilliant Bay Area artists: sculptor Jerome Kirk, metal artist Victor Ries, and painter Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff.
The Art of Life
Rafael 2 Mon, Oct 6, 2014 6:15 PM
This trio of shorts delves into the lives and decades-long careers of three brilliant Bay Area artists: sculptor Jerome Kirk, metal artist Victor Ries, and painter Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff.
Film Info
Country:US
Running Time:36
Director:Bill Chayes

Description

The Bauhaus-influenced Metal Man, respected teacher, and visionary in liturgical sculpture was Victor Ries, who died last year at age 105, leaving behind metal artworks of all kinds and sizes, from jewelry to altar installations in places of worship. This is the story of his incredible life and career.

Additional Information


Bill Chayes learned film production, working with classic film documentarians Richard Leacock at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and John Marshall at the Center for Documentary Anthropology. His documentary, experimental and educational films, have won multiple awards, regularly appear on PBS and are in widespread educational distribution. His teaching career began at Tufts and Clark Universities in Massachusetts and culminated as senior lecturer in film production at San Francisco State University. For many years he served Berkeley, Calif.’s Magnes Museum as exhibition designer and curator and now does freelance exhibition design in the S.F. Bay Area.