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Susan Sollins, creator of PBS series 'ART21,' dies on eve of 7th season
Susan Sollins, creator of PBS series 'ART21,' dies on eve of 7th season

At a time when so much documentary programming can seem downright histrionic, pumped up full of swelling soundtracks, melodramatic narration and too much of ... well, too much, the television series "ART21" has always offered a smart antidote. Its segments -- which cover buzzy blue-chip types as well as lesser-known artist's artists -- consist solely of artists discussing their work and the traditions and ideas that might influence it. Which is why it was particularly sad to hear the news that Susan Sollins, the show's creator and executive director, died unexpectedly early last week. Sollins was also a co-founder of Independent Curators International, an...

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