Saturday, June 16, 2007

Jeanine Hill-Soldner :: An Artist Profile on PBS

Jeanine Hill-Soldner is an award winning artist from Algonquin, IL. She began painting at the age of 12 and training at 15. She holds several University degrees in art. Her acclaimed body of work, “Memories of an Era, Reflections of Our Time” tell the story of her family’s experience during the Vietnam War while her Dad, a U.S. Marine, was involved in the early ground assault of the War in 1965 and did a second tour of duty in 1969. Ms. Hill-Soldner has created a number of large format oil paintings that span more than 245 square feet. These paintings engage the viewer in a visual dialogue that seems to touch on a new level of seeing, and understanding of the effects that war can have on families.

The PBS Real Simple crew interviewed the artist in her home, visited her studio and filmed the entire “Memories of an Era” exhibition in the Sage Gallery at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. These beautiful paintings represents over 7 years of intensive work, where the artist depicts the War through the eyes of a child. This work processes a global relevance that spans generation’s cultures and time.

PBS Real Simple Television, WTTW Channel 11 and WYCC Channel 20 (16 cable)

Don't miss the program airing on Saturday June 23, 2007
WTTW channel 11: 3: 00 p. m.
WYCC channel 20: 3:30 p. m.

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