Photo: Joe Tomcho
 
 

Portraits in Creativity are beautiful and evocative short films produced and directed by Gael Towey that document artists and their inspirations, revealing the course and curiosity that propel the creative act.

 
 

Rosanne Cash: The River and the Thread

“Songwriting is one of the only places in which I can time travel,” says Rosanne Cash. In an intimate portrait, she reveals her deepest influences: close family, her musical heritage, and the deep, dark, and mystical South. This short film traces Rosanne’s latest album The River and the Thread from its genesis to its recording to the road. We see her creative process, witness her emotional connections, and feel the power of her stories.


Maira Kalman

Season 1
13:54

“Who are we? How are we documenting ourselves? Is this a dream? Are we in costume?” In partnership with The Met, MoMA and The Guggenheim, Maira Kalman explores these essential questions through painting, publication and performance.

Gabriella Kiss

Season 1
12:43

Enchanted with the gesture of the human hand, and the gestures of nature, Gabriella Kiss creates jewelry that reconnects us to the wonders of the forest and its floor. Her discoveries are our treasures.
 

Alabama Chanin

Season 1
08:27

Using local cotton, local talent and local traditions, Natalie Chanin has brought Alabama to Haute Couture. Natalie’s story and her artistry is bound up in the landscape and the legends of the region along the Tennessee River.