Shorts Program: The Artist and the Collector Helen Pashgian: Visible Invisible (Dir. Anika Kan Grevstad) (7 mins.) (USA) Helen Pashgian, a pioneer of California’s Light and Space movement, has long been under recognized. At 87, she’s stepping into the light. Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color (Dir. Cheri Gaulke) (20 mins.) Alma W. Thomas broke color barriers on and off the canvas, yet did not receive national attention until she was 80. Narrated by Alfre Woodard. Inside the Beauty Bubble (Dirs. Cheryl Bookout, Cheri Gaulke) (31 mins.) (USA) Renowned collector of hair artifacts fights to keep his desert dreams alive. The Beauty Bubble Salon & Museum in Joshua Tree is the magical and kitsch-filled brainchild of Jeff Hafler. The Art Whisperer (Dir. Flemming Fynsk) (44 mins.) (USA) Ginny Williams reinvented herself at 60 by intuitively buying art by women artists. She championed and was an early collector of Louise Bourgeois’ work. Through her involvement with major institutions she would ensure the work got seen by the public and the women got their due recognition.