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First Friday Art Walk

Fairfield 1st entitled Art in Film & Photography. Located at a number of venues in the downtown area including the Sondheim Theater, The Orpheum Theater, The Fairfield Public Library, The Carnegie Historical Museum, Urban Village Collective, Gallery 56 and ICON Gallery. Art Walk will begin at 6:00PM and run at some locations until 10:00PM Art in Film and Photography will present films, projects and photographs by well known area and visiting artists. Works will include: the Fairfield Photography Group at Gallery 56; ICON Gallery highlighting Bill Teeple in Bill’s Space and John Preston in the Main Gallery; Award winning writer and film maker of short & featured films Lee Ross; the David Lynch Foundation Scholarship winners from MUM and others. A full schedule of the events may be found on the Art Walk website at www.fairfieldartwalk.org.

The February 7th Orpheum Theater will be showing the Iowa film “The Final Season”. The producer and other cast and crew will be in attendance at the newly restored Theater which was built in 1910, and is currently undergoing restoration by business owner Kristian Day.

Following the film, there will be a workshop hosted by the filmmaker and others. In addition, Artist Joe Sherade will present his paintings in the Orpheum Lobby Gallery. Go to orpheumtheatrefairfield.org for further information.

From 6:00-7:00 in the Sondheim Theater at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, The David Lynch Foundation scholarship winners will present shorts from some of the students.

Local Investment businessman, Stuart Valentine of Centerpoint Investment Strategies, (one of the event sponsors) and maker of the documentary film “Money & Life” will be showing the film trailer at 7:00 followed by a Q&A discussion in the Sondheim Theater.

Money & Life won the best social issue documentary at the 2013 Atlanta Docufest.  Beginning at 7:30, will be a short entitled “Bring Me A Dream.” Local actor and resident Lou Bolster can be seen in this film.

Lee Ross, screenwriter and filmmaker of several works including the Sundance Film festival award winning feature film “Downloading Nancy”. It will be shown at the Sondheim Theater beginning at 8:30. There will be an introduction and Q&A session as Fridays Art Walk will be highlighting an exciting event on February 7th event will showcase a number of films with local connections. The well. His work also includes the short film “Tender”, and a current film in post production “Benjamin Troubles”. For further information on his work go to http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt2074336/

The Fairfield Library will be highlighting several of the art films and shorts in the Library’s collection. These will be shown in the Media Room just inside the first set of doors at the Library. They will open at 6:00 with films beginning at 6:30.

The Carnegie Historical Museum will be showing historical shorts with a Civil War perspective including an interview piece by a witness to the Ford Theater assassination of President Lincoln. This young man was just 5 years old at the time of this historic event and was in his 90 during the filming.

Gallery 56, located at 56 Burlington will host the Fairfield Photography Group during the evening with 5 of the members presenting their works. In Addition, works by David Figuerio of NYC will be on display. The film “The Artist” will be running throughout the evening in the Gallery.

Locations for these and other works include: The Orpheum Theater, The Sondheim Theater; The Fairfield Library, Chocolate Café, Henderson’s Gallery & Framing, Gallery 56, Urban Village Collective; Flying Leap Gallery as well as ICON Gallery.

According to Art Walk’s Executive Director, Cindy Woodbury, “We feel this event which focuses on the depth of film and photography talent in the area has the potential to become a significant event in Iowa. There are so many talented people not only in the Fairfield , but throughout the Southeast Iowa region and we look forward to seeing just where this event can go.” Art is always subjective, and Art Walk looks at each of our events as an opportunity to present different perspectives on what defines “ART.” We do so without any judgment as to the content and opinions it represents.

A full schedule for the February 7th www.fairfieldartwalk.org For information regarding Fairfield 1st in general, contact Cindy Woodbury, Executive Director at 641.233.8883 or at fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com.