Time: June 11, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Street: 36 Biltmore Ave.
City/Town: Asheville, NC
Website or Map: http://www.blackmountaincolle…
Event Type: film, screening
Organized By: Black Mountain College Museum
Latest Activity: May 28, 2009
Women of Black Mountain College Film Screenings:
3 documentary films in 1 evening at the Fine Arts Theatre
Thursday, June 11, 7:00 p.m.
M.C. Richards: The Fire Within by Richard Kane + Melody Lewis-Kane
Ruth Asawa: Of Forms and Growth by Robert Snyder
Josef and Anni Albers: Art is Everywhere by Sedat Pakay
Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave.
$12 / $10 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID
Total running time: 1 hr. 46 min. There will be two short intermissions between films.
Advance tickets available at BMCM+AC: 828-350-8484
In conjunction with The Shape of Imagination its yearlong celebration of the women of Black Mountain College, on Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and the Fine Arts Theatre will present three documentary films about the artists (Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa and M.C. Richards) in BMCM+AC’s current exhibition. All three of these gifted artists and educators spent significant time at Black Mountain College either as a student (Ruth Asawa) or faculty (Anni Albers and M.C. Richards). They all made significant contributions as artists, educators and, in the case of Richards and Albers, as writers. The June 11th evening of films will give the community an opportunity to see and hear these women as they speak about art, ideas and life. The three films will be screened consecutively with two short intermissions.
M.C. Richards: The Fire Within
"An inspiring film about a brilliant artist and teacher"
Arthur Penn, film and theater director & former BMC student
"What M.C. Richards teaches isn't in the catalogues"
John Cage, composer & former BMC faculty
“If you plant a seed in the ground, the seed doesn’t say, well, in eight hours I’m going to stop growing. You put it in the soil, and that bulb grows every second that it’s attached to the earth. That’s why I think that every minute that we’re attached to the earth, we should be doing something.”
“We learn patience and endurance in following through a piece of work. We learn to respect material in working it. Formed things and thoughts live a life of their own, they radiate a meaning. They need a clear form to give a clear meaning.”