Art walk highlights film, photography
Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk’s February theme will be “Art in Film & Photography” from 6-10 p.m. Friday at many downtown venues.
Art in Film and Photography will feature films, projects and photographs by well-known area and visiting artists.
The Orpheum Theater will be showing the Iowa film “The Final Season.” The producer and other cast and crew members will be in attendance. The Orpheum Theater is the former Co-Ed Theater, which was built in 1910 and is undergoing restoration by business owner Kristian Day.
Following the film, a workshop will be hosted by the filmmaker and others.
In addition, artist Joe Sherade will present his paintings in the Orpheum lobby gallery.
Go to www.orpheumtheatrefairfield.org for information.
From 6-7 p.m. in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, The David Lynch Foundation will present shorts by some of the scholarship winners from Maharishi University of Management.
Local investment businessman Stuart Valentine of Centerpoint Investment Strategies — one of the event sponsors — and maker of the documentary film “Money & Life,” will be showing the film trailer at 7 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer discussion in the Sondheim center. “Money & Life” won the best social issue documentary at the 2013 Atlanta Docufest.
A short entitled “Bring Me A Dream,” with Fairfield actor and resident Lou Bolster, can be seen at 7:30 p.m. at the Sondheim center.
Events at the Sondheim also include an 8:15 p.m. introduction and conversation about screenwriter and filmmaker Lee Ross’s Sundance Film Festival award-winning feature film “Downloading Nancy.” The film will be shown at 8:30 p.m.
Ross’s work also includes the short film “Tender” and a current film in post production “Benjamin Troubles.” For further information on his work, go to http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt2074336/
The Fairfield Library will be highlighting several of the art films and shorts in its collection. A conversation is planned at 6 p.m., with films beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Carnegie Historical Museum will be showing five historical shorts with a Civil War theme, including an interview piece by a witness to the Ford Theater assassination of President Lincoln. The witness was just 5 years old at the time of the historic event and was in his 90s during the filming. The presentation will repeat every half hour from 6:30-9 p.m.
Photography exhibits are being shown in many locations, including The Chocolate Cafe, Henderson’s Gallery and Framing, Revelations and more.
Gallery 56 will host the Fairfield Photography Group, with five of the members — Guy Harvey, Hal Masover, Denise Gallagher, Deborah Roberts and Ulrika Selleck — presenting their works. In addition, works by David Figuerio of New York City will be on display, and the film “The Artist” will be running throughout the evening in the gallery.
ICON Gallery will be highlighting Bill Teeple in Bill’s Space and John Preston in the Main Gallery.
According to art walk’s executive director Cindy Woodbury, “We feel this event, which focuses on the depth of film and photography talent in the area, has the potential to become a significant event in Iowa. There are so many talented people not only in the Fairfield, but throughout the southeast Iowa region, and we look forward to seeing just where this event can go.” “Art is always subjective,” she continued, “and art walk looks at each of our events as an opportunity to present different perspectives on what defines ‘art.’ We do so without any judgment as to the content and opinions it represents.”
A full schedule for the Friday event can be found at www.fairfieldartwalk.org,
For information regarding Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk in general, contact Woodbury at 233-8883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.