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The Artist Toolbox

In THE ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes from his talented subjects engaging insights and candor. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process. This season, Jacobsen joins inspiring creative masters, including Tony-winning actor Jason Alexander, pop/classical crossover violinist David Garrett, author Isabel Allende, Grammy-winning performer John Legend, fashion designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo, actor Tom Skerritt, haute couture . . .

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Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 - 5:00 PM    "Zang Toi" "I wanted to follow my own lead," Fashion Designer Zang Toi, called 'the patriarch of modern fashion before it was present' tells The Artist Toolbox host John Jacobsen. Toi, who was raised in a small grocery store in Malaysia, now occupies an incredibly chic Manhattan studio, his desk almost invisible behind piles of books and rows of mannequins draped in his gorgeous work, where John and Toi discuss the bravery and courage required of the young artist. With just a modest collection of bright sarongs, strong suits and regal dresses--and an irresistible charm-young Toi opened his own atelier in New York and instantly made a name for himself among fashion's elite. D
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