TIM GUTHRIE: An Artist’s Journey Through Love and Loss
In this beautiful, poignant, vulnerable and at times funny talk, Artist Tim Guthrie shares a personal journey of the great love and loss of his wife Beth Broderick. Having stepped away completely from the world of art during his wife’s illness, Tim finds himself reluctantly and accidently re-engaging in art as he travels the globe revisiting places Beth had loved, eventually creating an award-winning documentary called “Missing Piece” – but which he calls a ‘Love Letter’. He felt that moving back into art was an unbearable trade off and betrayal. An Artists Journey Through Love and Loss, explores the grieving and healing process that is unique to each one of us. Wherever you are on that journey Tim will be there to listen to what you have to say and offer you the same meta that Beth gave to others, asking you to share the words also: “May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be safe. May you know my gratitude and love”
Tim Guthrie has been awarded Independent Artist Fellowships in 2011, 2008, 2007 and 2006 (Distinguished Artist, Filmmaker) from the Nebraska Arts Council for both his traditional and digital art, experimental animation and documentary films. He was also awarded Best Visual Artist, Best Show, and Best New Media Artist in 2015 by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards, as well as Best Show in 2011, and both Best New Media Artist and Best Show in 2008. He has also presented his multi-media work at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.
Residencies include the Blue Mountain Center, Vermont Studio Center, Hall Farm, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and other awards and fellowships include International Sculpture Center, the Sierra Arts Foundation, and the Nevada Arts Council, each funded by the NEA, among others.
His films have won numerous Best Documentary awards, 2017 Humanitarian Award (GIFA), Audience Awards and other awards, and shown widely, including in Wales, UK (International), Sweden (High Coast), Bucharest, Sydney (World Film Festival), Hiroshima Animation Festival, 5th Annual Athens International Animation Festival (Greece), Control Arms Conference (Italy), Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, as well as festivals in London, Miami, Copenhagen, Hollywood, and Toronto.
To hear Tim’s TEDxOmaha 2018 talk, get your tickets here!