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Artist Clyde Connell Profile (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Art, Interview

Place Covered: Lake Bistineau, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-06

Duration: 00:04:18

Subjects: Connell, Clyde, 1901-1998 | Arts | ARTISTS | Sculptors


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Connell, Clyde Interviewee


This segment from the January 6, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ profile of 82-year-old artist Clyde Connell. Ekings visits Connell at her home and studio on Lake Bistineau as she prepares for her upcoming one-woman show in New York City. In her interview with Ekings, Connell discusses the inspiration for her gate and post sculptures and her recent drawings of “swamp songs,” or the sounds of the swamp. Host: Beth Courtney