Documentary “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake” Immortalizes the Artist, Not the Art


From the article, “Documentary “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake” Immortalizes the Artist, Not the Art:”

“Why do we do what we do? What drives us? What inspires us to get out of bed each morning and tackle the day? This is the core question of director Matthew Kaplowitz’s documentary “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake,” which introduces audiences to successful, yet lesser-known New York-based artist Hank Virgona. When it begins, the 86-year old artist travels from his home in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, to Union Square within New York City almost every day. Each of those days, he works on his craft, whether it’s in watercolor, still life, collage, or sketch, driven by a desire to capture that which exists just outside the eye line, living in the corners, which contains the essence, the unprovoked moments of life. It’s during these moments, Hank will tell you, where the most important things occur.”

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Positive Aging

Aging & Longevity > Vitality & Wellness

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Creative Expression


Douglas Davidson

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Elements of Madness

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Hank Virgona, Matthew Kaplowitz