A short film that honors the legacy of artist and UW–Madison professor Truman Lowe has been awarded a regional Emmy.
The film, “Exploring the Artistic Process of Truman Lowe: A Journey Through Native American Art & Education,” spotlights Lowe’s artistic achievements and teaching legacy and was premiered by Discover Wisconsin on April 19.
In November, the film was recognized for outstanding achievement in the category of Arts/Entertainment Short Form Content at the 65th Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Awards.
“It’s gratifying to know that there are people out there that admire Truman and the work he did so much that they wanted to make a documentary about him,” says Lowe’s daughter, Tania Lowe, in a story published by UW–La Crosse. “We were very supportive, but the real work was done by Casey Brown and Rob Reider of the Ho-Chunk Nation, the team at Discover Wisconsin, and Jo Ortel, art historian and author of ‘Woodland Reflections: The Art of Truman Lowe.’”
Speaking of the film, Brett Rolstad, a producer, director, and writer for Discover Mediaworks, says, “It’s been very well received, especially by the Ho-Chunk Nation where it’s a tremendous point of pride, not just winning the Emmy, but to have a Ho-Chunk artist celebrated.”