Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium ~ FREE with filmmaker Andrea Marini & subject Joey Skaggs
Known as the godfather of the media hoax, Joey Skaggs is famed for such media fictions
as the Celebrity Sperm Bank, the Cathouse for Dogs and the Portofess mobile confessional.
Art of the Prank pulls back the curtain to take filmgoers on a humorous journey, following an artist
who, for decades, has dedicated his life to seeking social change by changing the
status quo. www.artoftheprank-themovie.com
Paul Taylor Creative Domain, film
Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium ~ FREE with filmmaker Kate Geis
A follow-up to the 1998 film Dancemaker, Paul Taylor Creative Domain is the next chapter in the creative life of the dance legend. Taylor is still living
his life in the moment, with his mind intently focused on his next dance. The documentary
"doesn't fetishize every aspect of the dancer's day," says The Washington Post. "It zeroes in on a mystery." www.paultaylorcreativedomain.com
Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Culp Auditorium - $20/$15/$5 with live music/score by Jenny Scheinman & band
Dubbed a "musical meditation," this multimedia event combines an hour of laboriously
edited film from the archives of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters accompanied
by an original score played live to a film created by Finn Taylor from Waters' footage.
Jenny Scheinman composed the music and performs it live as the portraits "move" and
dance. https://vimeo.com/78355896BUY TICKETS
Crista Cloutier, The Working Artist
Thursday, Sept. 29, time & location TBA
Crista Cloutier has sold millions of dollars of artwork to galleries, museums and
collectors; run a gallery and studio; been certified as an art apraiser and worked
as an arts licensor; and curated exhibitions around the world. Then, burnout inspired
her to change directions and inspire others. Now Cloutier uses her experience to bring
insights and tools to students, artists and the public through her The "Working Artist"
master classes. http://theworkingartist.com/
Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance featuring Paul Taylor Dance Company is world-renowned.
In 1993, Taylor established Taylor 2 – six professionals with a gift for his style
– to reach audiences, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. "Don't think
of it as a farm team," says The Berkshire Eagle. "Taylor 2 is wonderfully intimate ... like hearing Mozart played on original instruments."
SHU-DE!, documentary film
Monday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium – FREE with filmmaker Michael Faulkner
In 2011, Baltimore beat boxer and vocal percussionist Shodekeh met and jammed with
the Alash Ensemble, known for their Tuvan throat singing and a unique friendship began.
SHU-DE! – which is Tuvan for "Let's go" – follows Shodekeh on a musical and cultural
journey still developing today. The film presents viewers with a sensory experience
of music, landscape and collaboration. http://shu-de.com
A torchbearer for her native tradition, Julie Fowlis is a multi-award-winning Gaelic
singer influenced by her upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. Her
“crystalline” and “intoxicating” vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.
She recorded the theme song to Brave, Disney Pixar's award-winning film. Hear more music and lore at the Celtic Festival
& Games at Sycamore Shoals Historical Site Oct. 21 & 22. www.juliefowlis.comBUY TICKETS
Dr. Eric Avery, artist talk
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Reece Museum Part of the FL3TCH3R Exhibit, Oct. 10-Dec. 19, Reece Museum
Dr. Eric Avery is a celebrated printmaker and recently retired physician, who for
decades has practiced science and art in tandem. His complexly layered work connects
issues of printmaking and art history with social concerns of public health, human
rights abuse, HIV/AIDS, death, sexuality and the body. Avery is the juror for ETSU's
FL3TCH3R Exhibit. http://imh.utmb.edu/about-us/faculty-emeritus/eric-avery
Hotel Dallas, experimental film
Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium – FREE with filmmakers Sherng-Lee Huang & Liv Ungur
Mixing fiction and documentary, Hotel Dallas is a surreal parable of communism, capitalism and the power of art. Set in communist
Romania and America, the film depicts Ilie, a small-time criminal, and his daughter
Livia, who is in love with Dallas' leading man Patrick Duffy, and their aspirations. The film moves between fantasy,
found footage, musical numbers, drama and interviews. www.hoteldallasfilm.com