Paul J. Stankard: Flower & Flame

Free Public Screening:
Saturday, May 18, 2024, 1pm
Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick 
801 Greenwich Ave.
Warwick, RI 02886

Proudly funded in part by PCA Grants, Paul J. Stankard: Flower & Flame is the latest documentary from award-winning filmmaker Daniel R. Collins, celebrates the life’s work of internationally acclaimed glass artist Paul J. Stankard. Inspired by his rural childhood memories, Paul evolved the centuries-old craft tradition of the glass paperweight into a fine art form, battling dyslexia and defying critics on his way to international fame. For more than 60 years, Paul has honed his skills in Southern New Jersey, the historic epicenter of American glassmaking. As he enters his 80th year, he is still creating some of the best work of his career. Beginning in January 2024, the film will reach audiences around the world, starting with a documentary film showcase at the Smithsonian-affiliated Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ on 1/31/24. Plans for regional and national distribution are ongoing and will be updated on the film’s official website as they develop.