One of the most dynamic and relevant artists living and working in North America today, Betty LaDuke's vision encompasses not only her own continent, but also reflects traditions and life styles in many countries.
Betty LaDuke's art is influenced by her ten years of travel in Africa. Her experiences with village life, artist cooperatives and artists have inspired her images, a composite of myth, magic and reality.
International artist and art educator Betty LaDuke interviews three American women artists of diverse heritages, who discuss how their art reflects the experience of each as a Native, Asian, and African American woman.
Call Number: Hatfield Library WU Art Museum (B2008.003 F )
Painter and printmaker Betty LaDuke talks about her life, art and travels. Examples of her works and a glimpse of her creative processes are shown. Chapter 1 is a general biography of the artist, while Chapter 2, filmed chiefly in Rwanda, displays her in the service of Heifer International.
Betty LaDuke's recent artwork honors farmworkers as they plow, prune, weed and harvest our food. This 10- minute short documentary provides a glimpse into Betty's painting process and the people she so colorfully captures.
Oregon Art Beat revisits with alumna artist Betty LaDuke. LaDuke was originally profiled October 2006, showcasing her colorful paintings inspired by her world travels. Enjoy her story with this encore presentation.