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Sculptor Martin Payton Profile (2017)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-12-22

Duration: 00:08:06

Subjects: Payton, Martin | Arts | Sculptors | Sculptures


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Payton, Martin Interviewee


This segment from the December 22, 2017, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of sculptor Martin Payton, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Baton Rouge. He discusses: his mentor John Scott; the first time he worked with steel; being inspired by the improvisation of musicians; working with scrap steel; and drawing inspiration from African culture. Host: James Fox-Smith