I will be looking forward to summer with a gleam in my eye- I have been awarded a residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City for two weeks. I’m so grateful for the time and space to just make. It has been over a decade- I think I will end up making nearly as much in two weeks as I made in two months since motherhood has made me so much more focused. I am still mining the head space I had there in 2005 right after grad school.
The best news: Critical Mass for the Visual Arts will commission another Public Works project in 2018. The opportunity has propelled my career and my approach to my artmaking, so grateful and excited that the wonderful program can help another artist and make some great work I can enjoy with my family.
After the 2017 PAN Year in Review award, I was invited to share a “behind the scenes” view of the public art process on their blog. How could I help someone’s next project be smoother, more successful? I decided to focus on my greatest fear for the project (What if no one shows up? ) and how it shaped planning for “Seed the Change“.
Thanks to all the colleagues who looked it over and offered comments. I am beginning to learn- that if I have a question if something should be taken out- I already know my answer. Off to apply for several more opportunities, wish me luck.
Last week I had the pleasure of immersing myself in St. Louis’ independent movie talent. I was able to dedicate a large part of the week to watching 58 of the 87 movies. The Tivoli’s beautiful setting, seating and Ted Drewes was a haven in the heat. I was honored to be included and inspired by the output of local artists- especially the collaborative process of making these works. Huge thank you to friends would came to the showing of the “Seed the Change” documentary. Two crew members I haven’t seen since the event were there and we got to reconnect over dinner. My favorite film swept the awards, and I got to meet some very talented artists at the Awards Party. Glad to see talent continue onto the STL International Film Festival. #cinemastlouis #grateful #STLtalent #cantdoitalone #tivoli #thankscrew
Looking forward to Thursday at 5 pm at the Tivoli to see ‘Seed the Change” projected 30 feet across the Tivoli’s screen. Looking even more forward to seeing it with the crew, volunteers and friends who made the work possible in the first place.
This week has been one of firsts. First time I have been included in the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.
First time in a theatre in at least a year. First time I have gone to five showings in a single day… seeing all 36 movies on Sunday. I am humbled by the talent and range in St. Louis. Robert T. Herrera’s Palacios was breathtaking and I loved the cadence and tenor of Maggie Zhu’s 1435. The collaboration required to do such high production value films was evident- and thought-provoking. I saw 14 more films on Monday. Anthony Nicolau’s The Night Owl was haunting and horrifying. Wow. I can’t believe my documentation of Seed the Change made it in. I was able to see Isaac Knopf’s Trich and he said the whole time watching his own film his heart was pounding. I am sure I will be in the same place in a few days (but for only 4 minutes not 17). All the details of his film were impeccable- from the sounds of plucking out hairs to the wonderful artful sequence at the end with hairs coming off the letters in the credits.
I’m looking forward to the awards to see if my picks will also be the ones selected by the professionals and professors who are the jury. I have learned a lot from watching and hope to connect with some of these talented people to help push my art’s documentation to the next level.
Get more info and tickets for the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase: Join the “Seed the Change” crew on July 20th for Doc Shorts 2 at 5 pm at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Boulevard in The Loop. Tickets are needed for all showings. I’m so excited to be included and see what the local film community has created.
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