By Amy Wells
Local filmmakers screen during the Film Fest
Fans of the Athens International Film + Video Festival will not want to miss two special screenings today and tomorrow by local filmmakers.
"The Last Dance," a film about Ohio University emeriti professor and alumnus David Hostetler, will be screened at 5:35 p.m. today at the Athena Cinema. The film, created by Assistant Professor Casey Hayward and Academic Professional Keith Newman from the School of Media Arts and Studies, features the world-renowned Hostetler as he reflects on a life and career filled with more turns and curves than the women he has become so well-known for carving. The film recently won awards at the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts. Hostetler will be in attendance.
Recent School of Film MFA graduate Josh Hyde will be presenting a special screening of his debut feature "Chicle y Postales" at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Athena Cinema. The film was shot in Cusco, Peru, in October and November 2008 and is a fictional multicultural story of innocence and understanding that transcends the barriers of language, poverty and cultural confusion in a rapidly globalizing world. The story revolves around the lives of an American businessman and his family as they become irreversibly intertwined with those of a rural Peruvian family struggling day-to-day to survive.
In a Q&A session after the film, Hyde will discuss the making of this film.
Please visit www.athensfest.org for more information including tickets and admission.
INKAHOOTS! features customizable handmade apparel
The School of Art will bring an innovative art-making extravaganza to the campus during Moms weekend from 12 to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday at the Howard Hall site across from the College Green.
The event, in its second year, will set up an outdoor studio where participants will print, construct and display hundreds of original works on paper and cloth throughout the day. Visitors will have the chance to interact and influence the artists, who include visiting artist Clinton Reno and Athens High School and School of Art students, and even purchase a unique original piece of art in the form of T-shirts, posters and more.
In addition to the art-making event, Reno will give an artist's lecture at 3 p.m. tomorrow in Seigfred Hall room 401. The lecture is free and open to the public. An exhibit of work by Reno will be on display through Sunday in the Cube 4 Gallery in Seigfred Hall.
Be sure to check out these other arts events:
- Be sure to check out the art sales going on this weekend! In addition to INKAHOOTS!, the School of Art ceramics students will be selling their wares and the Friends of the Kennedy Museum of Art hosts their bi-annual Native American jewelry sale. See the Arts for Ohio calendar for more information.
- The Ohio University African Ensemble, under Zelma Badu-Younge's and Paschal Yao Younge's direction, will present the arts of Africa through a three-day symposium and AZA! dance and music concert titled "Mother Africa" Thursday through Saturday. Visit www.african.ohio.edu/Conferences/motherafrica.html for more information.
- The Aesthetic Technologies Lab of Ohio University's College of Fine Arts celebrating the return and expansion of last year's event focusing on the graphic novel with the arrival of four award-winning artists. A public lecture is set for 5 p.m. today at the Baker University Center Theatre. Visit www.ohio.edu/atlab/ for more information.
- Make sure you check the Arts for Ohio calendar frequently as new events are added every week! Visit www.finearts.ohio.edu/artsforohio/ for more information.