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Art walk presents ‘The Art of Love’ in film, photos, poetry

Galleries and venues
Jan 30, 2013

People often ask, what is the true meaning of love?

When answering such deep and profound questions, the staff of Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk usually refers to the Internet. According to Wikipedia, the Greeks have many definitions of love. “Agape” has been translated as love of the soul and God, “Eros” as passionate love, “Philia” as virtuous love and “Xenia” as hospitable love.

The February art walk set for Friday will present three forms of art: film, photography and poetry, all of which attempt to express many types of love.

Long-time art walk supporter and sponsor for this art walk is Hawthorne Direct.

The films selected for viewing reflect different types of love and range from conventional to less traditional and have been selected to appeal to a range of audiences. The photography exhibited will express a variety of emotion from romantic to virtuous. The poetry recited will evoke the deep and multifaceted feelings and experiences of love.

Valentine Creation Station

Besides viewing these art forms of love at the art walk, walkers of all ages can make their own expression of love at the Valentine Creation Station. Walkers supply the inspiration; the art walk supplies all the fun and creative materials.

The Valentine Creation Station will be open from 6-8 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit on the east side of the square. The fee is $1.

Red roses will be for sale at various locations around the square, of which a portion of the sales goes to Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk.

Schedule at a Glance

Film: 7-10 p.m., multiple venues, $3 admission .

• “An Affair to Remember.” Intro by film aficionado Ken Malloy, 8 p.m. at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for Performing Arts (Not rated).

• Local short and full-length films: “Molly’s Girl,” Intro by Producer Scott Thompson, My Town Pictures, 7 p.m. Central Park Furnishings (Rated R).

• Mystery Romantic Comedy: View details at Fairfield Public Library’s website www.fairfield.lib.ia.us, 7:30 p.m., free (Rated PG-13).

Photography: 6:30-10 p.m., multiple exhibits, free.

• “A Celebration of Photographic Life: the Passion and Love of photography,” 6:30 p.m., ICON Gallery.

• Romantic Photography Contest, 6:30 p.m. Henderson Frames and Gallery.

Poetry: Open your heart and ears on the subject of love.

• Poetry readings by a wide range of community poets, 7-9:30 p.m., Earth and Water Tea Shop.

For more information on Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk, an Iowa Tourism Event of the Year and recipient of the Iowa Tourism Office’s Tourism and the Arts award event, contact Dania De Bortoli at 233-8883, fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com or www.FairfieldArtWalk.org.


Galleries and venues

Americus Gallery will be showing Christopher Kufner’s original oil paintings, featuring Italian landscapes and large-format photography on archival paper of the Tuscan countryside. Works by Kim Kufner, Dale Divoky and Pedro Lujano also will be shown.

The February show at Flying Leap Gallery features Patty Hancock’s spectacular natural oxide images in new large-archival prints.Many say that they look like scenes of galaxies or the wonders of the sea. Also exhibited will be Wendy and Sebastiana’s Flying Fashion Showroom, an artistic tribute to all we love, plus valentines of all sorts.

Health and Wholeness will exhibit the work of John Staiano. Staiano was born and educated in New York City. He is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Cooper Union. His work has been shown in many galleries and shows in Manhatten, Brooklyn, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, South Beach, Des Moines, West Branch and Fairfield.

At The Mosaic Studio, Karla Christensen’s collection of painted tile and mosaic murals is returning from a two month show in Washington, Iowa. The studio will be full of whimsical and creative works, and Christensen will demonstrate cutting techniques.

The Icon Gallery will have “A Celebration of Photographic Life” sponsored by Teeple Creative Arts Institute from 6:30-10 p.m. The show will feature 77 photographs from 26 adult photography students who have enrolled in the Waksman Photography Workshop. The show continues through Feb. 16.


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