The work of Michael Maglaras & Terri Templeton

217 Films: Bringing American Art to Life


“There isn’t enough film footage around about our great American visual culture legacy and I am very passionate about learning more about it.  America has been good to me and I feel that I must give back and I do that by telling stories of American Art; citizenship means giving back.” 
~ Michael Maglaras, Filmmaker

Ashford, Connecticut residents Michael Maglaras and his wife Terri Templeton are producers of films about American Art.  Both come from a performance background.  He is a professional opera singer having performed in the United States and in Europe.  She has been performing professionally since the age of 16, as a musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. Though trained as a professional singer, Maglaras has always had a fascination with visual art.  

Read Barbara Malinsky’s article about the films they produce at this link.

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