Contemporary Artists of the Bighorns
Beverly Kleiber : Producer, Director, Interviewer
Edmond Allmond : Editor, Director, Music.
"After much lamenting that there wasn’t a videographer around in my grandfather’s day to record the “bigger-than-life” characters of that time, it slowly dawned on me that quite possibly, with a little looking about, I would find the most amazing artists gathered around the Bighorn Mountains here-and-now. And that they would be quite able and willing to tell their own story. That was how it started …
Then I decided that I wanted them at their most candid and unstudied, so the interviews could emerge as an intimate glimpse into their artistic life. So here are my 'unvarnished portraits.' I hope you enjoy them."
-- Beverly Kleiber
When my dear friend Beverly Kleiber emailed me with one of her brilliant ideas back in the fall of 2017,it seemed simple enough.'Ken, can you make a listof say 10 living artists that have been important to The Brinton Museum and art in the area like my grandfather (Hans Kleiber) was? I want to interview them for posterity and
your archives.' After much cogitating, I started my list,
then asked Beverly if I could expand it beyond 10 and was gladly granted permission to do so, hence we now have 22 of Beverly’s interviews that we will introduce throughout the upcoming months"
-- Ken Schuster, Director & Chief Curator
the Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming