Mark Metcalf talks with artist, filmmaker and entrepreneur Faythe Levine about her roots, DIY and new film "Sign Painters."
For the better part of the last decade, Faythe Levine has played an integral role in Milwaukee’s DIY arts & crafts community. Her accomplishments include founding the Art vs. Craft fair in 2004, producing and directing the highly successful film Handmade Nation, and curating Sky High Gallery, in Bay View.
Levine’s latest project is a film (and companion book) called Sign Painters, documenting the nearly lost art of sign painting and the people continuing to keep it alive. With the film set for release later this year, Levine sat down with Mark Metcalf to discuss the film, DIY and more.
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