Sunday, January 22, 2006

Sundance Update

Wim Wenders, his latest film "Don't Come Knocking" is screening at Sundance, has a nice history of the Sundance Film Festival on his site:
Wim Wenders Newsreel

Lian Lunson's film,
"Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man"
is also screening at Sundance. Lian is blogging the festival for the Sundance Channel:

Lian Lunson at Sundance

Jesse Garcia and Emily Rios in Quinceanera

One of the screenings I am looking forward to most is Brian Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's "Quinceanera".

The Sundance Institute has 50 short films you can watch online from this year's Festival.
Each day a few premiere online so keep checking to see what else is new.

Watch them here -Sundance Shorts

Much more on Sundance when I return.

Friday, January 13, 2006

As the World Rushes By

Between Moment and Memory
"Between Moment and Memory" at the Julie Nester Gallery

From the Salt Lake Weekly:

Artist GREGG CHADWICK believes that great attention must be given to each moment. One instant, he believes, holds a complete host of meanings as the world rushes by. Maybe that’s why his paintings in the exhibit BETWEEN MOMENT & MEMORY resemble fast-paced, dreamlike blurred images. See his work before it, too, rushes by at the end of the month.

From the Daily Utah :

Good Idea
1) Taking a third-grade class on a field trip to the aquarium

2) Planned Parenthood

6) Gleefully living your life in the ether Between Moment & Memory, by Gregg Chadwick at Julie Nester Gallery

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Gary Rhine: Voice to the Voiceless

Gary Rhine and Phil Cousineau
Gary Rhine and Phil Cousineau
Book Passage, Corte Madera
November 11, 2005

Filmmaker Gary Rhine died this week while doing something he loved - flying a small plane. The plane crashed in Lancaster, California, on January 9th at 1:40 p.m.

In the past decade, Gary Rhine completed a series of documentary films with the writer Phil Cousineau in defense of the religious traditions of Native Americans.

The actor Peter Coyote was appreciative of Gary's work and described how, "Native Americans are recognized the world over as keepers of a vital piece of the Creator's original orders, and yet regarded as little more than squatters at home."

Peter Coyote goes on to describe that through his " fine footage and impressive interviews, (Gary Rhine), gives a voice to the voiceless".

a seat at the table
"A Seat at the Table"
Directed by Gary Rhine
Written by Phil Cousineau

"Religions represent insights and experiences rather than masses of followers and while many religious traditions encourage the development of the individual, the native religions, perhaps more than any others, stimulate the highest level of maturity and achievement; that of community responsibility. For that reason we deserve more than a seat at the table but perhaps the speaker's podium as well".
Vine Deloria, Jr.

Gary Rhine's funeral will be in San Francisco on Sunday the 15th of January:
Congregation Beth-Israel-Judea
625 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco, Ca. 94132
Services will begin at 1:30.

A memorial will be held in Los Angeles at a later date.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Eighth Annual San Francisco International Art Exposition originally planned for January 13 - 16, 2006 has been canceled.

The Eighth Annual San Francisco International Art Exposition originally planned for January 13 - 16, 2006 has been canceled.

Thomas Blackman Associates (TBA), which has organized the San Francisco fair, explains in a press release:

"Many factors led to this decision: despite steady sales and strong attendance, the show has diminished in size in recent years by about 30%. Support for the show from local art galleries has also weakened over the past two years, which contributed to the organizer’s concern for the success of the visiting galleries from outside San Francisco. "

Thomas Blackman, President of TBA explains that, “It is with great reluctance that I have taken this step; it has been a very difficult decision to make and announce. Many of our exhibitors developed lasting relationships with clients in California, and I sincerely hope they will have the opportunity to re-connect at SFIAE again at some point in the near future.”

Currently there are no plans to stage another San Francisco International Art Exposition.

Though always less than perfect, the San Francisco International Art Exhibition had become a yearly event that helped bring together the disparate elements of the Bay Area art world. San Francisco is a notoriously cliquey city and this fair helped create dialogue and camaraderie among gallerists, artists and collectors.

The yearly Art Expositions will be missed.