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Finding David Riffle -- West Virginia Artist


This unusual, lyrical one-hour documentary will take you on a journey into the inner world of artist David Riffle. A Vietnam vet, his prolific body of work creates fantastical worlds of 1960s trailers, giant dogs, the mystical found in nature, and rising waters. The documentary features many works that haven't been seen in public for years — if ever. 

He painted every day, as he is compelled to do. He calls creating "a nervous itch he has to scratch." He had a work selected by the Smithsonian, had solo shows at the Clay Center and Sunrise, has won the WV Juried Show three times, as well as Exhibit 280, and a Fellowship from the Mid-Atlantic Arts.  

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