Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place

Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:00pm

A fascinating look at the creative genius behind beloved children's books including Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little House.

Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place, airing Friday, March 21 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on WXXI World, is a 1-hour documentary film that explores the life and art of Virginia Lee Burton. Considered to be a “Renaissance woman,” Burton was an innovative children’s book author/illustrator, a visionary textile designer who also painted, and sculpted in granite, marble and wood. Her art and literature remain an enduring part of America’s cultural heritage.

The film project provides viewers access to a treasure-trove of archival materials, never-before seen photographs, personal documents, sketchbooks and original manuscripts, which were used in telling the story of the life and art of Virginia Lee Burton. This finely wrought film includes intimate interviews with family and friends and takes the viewer to places on Cape Ann that inspired Jinnee, including her home and studio, Folly Cove, Gloucester Harbor and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

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