The last few months I have been producing a series of videos about an artwork collection that was created during the 1976 United States Bicentennial. The pieces illustrate significant events in Utah history and were commissioned by Bill Critchlow. This month 20 of the paintings are being displayed at 2017 Weber State University Story Telling Festival.
I was asked to interview Bill Critchlow and create a short documentary on the history of the collection. Eric Swedin, Gene Sessions, John Sillito, Kathryn MacKay, Richard Sadler and Sara Dant did historical research and wrote scripts for an additional 20 short videos that would play as part of the Story Telling Festival's exhibit. Union Station Archives, Weber State University Special Collections and Weber State University Archives were a huge help getting us historical images.
Here is Bill Crichlow's story on how the bicentennial art centennial art collection came together and one of my favorite short videos that shares the history of Lagoon.