Focus on Film - As Art, On Art
In our 40th anniversary year AVA is pleased to pay homage to the media of film as an integral part of the visual arts. Our new series, Focus on Film - As Art, On Art will pay special tribute to films on artists and art collectors as well as to film as a moving-image art form. To enhance the experience, each screening will be paired with a talk or panel discussion.
This film series, free and open to the public, will take place in AVA's Clifford B. West Gallery. Refreshments will be served.
A very special thank you goes to Jane and Peter McLaughlin for their generosity in underwriting the series.
Additionally, we are pleased to present two documentaries with a focus on local work history.
Herb & Dorothy (Directed by Megumi Sasaki, 2008, 87 min)
Thursday, 10/3. 7-9pm
Michael R. Taylor, Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, will introduce the film and discuss the role of the contemporary art collector.
Beauty is Embarrasing (Directed by Beil Berkeley, 2012, 87 min, adult content)
Thursday, 10/10, 7-9pm
Geri Deluca, Chair of AVA's 40th Anniversary Year Events, will moderate a group discussion after the film.
Bone Wind Fire (Directed by Jill Sharpe, 2013 winner of Best Canadian Film at Montreal's International Festival of Films on Art, 30 minutes)
Thursday, 10/17, 7-9pm
Director Jill Sharpe will lead a discussion about her process and the vivid work of her subjects.
Herb & Dorothy 50x50 (Directed by Megumi Saski, 2013, 87 min)
Sunday, 10/20, 7-9pm, * The pamphlet states 5-7pm, 7-9pm is the correct time. *
Michael R. Taylor, Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, will introduce the film in the context of the Hood Museum of Art's 50 works from the Vogel Collection.
Five Contemporary Multi-Media Artists (Featuring Works by Gina Adams, Rich Fedorchak, Roger Goldenberg, Case Hathaway-Zapeda, and Torin Porter.)
Thursday, 10/24, 7-9pm
Margaret Jacobs, AVA's Exhibition Coordinator, will moderate a post-screening panel discussion.
The Artist as Filmmaker - A Program of Short Experimental Films (Featuring works ranging from Man Ray to Jan Svankmajer, Jodie Mack, Stacey Steers and more!)
Thursday, 10/31, 7-9pm
Filmmaker Tara Merenda Nelson will be present to screen and discuss her work.