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Director Neil Berkeley's documentary film follows Wayne White, who was raised in the Tennessee Mountains and started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the "Pee-wee's Playhouse" TV show, which soon led to more work design some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Recently his word paintings featuring pithy and often sarcastic text statements finely crafted onto vintage landscape paintings have made him a darling of the fine art world. The movie chronicles the vaulted highs and crushing lows of an artist struggling to find peace and balance between his professional work and his personal art. This is especially complicated for a man who struggles with the virtues he most often mocks in his art — vanity, ego and fame.
*Recommended for ages 16 and up
General Admission: $7