November Films at Courtyard Gallery
Nov. 7 ~ "Almanac of Fall"
Director: Béla Tarr (1984, Hungary)
A large, claustrophobic apartment is the setting for this intense chamber drama. In this dense setting, the inhabitants of the apartment reveal their darkest secrets, fears, obsessions and hostilities. One of his few films in color, Béla Tarr uses inventive camera angles, a constantly moving camera, ad a rigid color scheme as a strategy to comment on the characters’ power struggle.
Nov. 14 ~ "The Seduction of Mimi"
Director: Lina Wertmüller (1972, Italy)
Mimi, a Sicilian laborer, whose decision not to vote for the Mafia's candidate causes him to lose his job, wife and home. The predicaments that arise throw Mimi’s life into comical complexities as he becomes obsessed with defending his honor, resulting in horrendous but hilarious consequences.
Nov. 21 ~ "Hour of the Wolf"
Director: Ingmar Bergman (1968, Sweden)
The delicate, dangerous line between genius and insanity. Haunted by demons past and present, artist Johan fights a losing battle to retain his sanity and maintain his artistic prowess. During "the hour of the wolf"—between midnight and dawn—he tells his wife about his most painful memories.
Nov. 28 ~ "Taste of Cherry"
Director: Abbas Kiarostami (1997, Iran/France)
Middle-aged Mr.Badii drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran—searching for someone to rescue or bury him. An emotionally complex meditation of life and death.
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Anything Goes...Everything Shows!
Mail Art Exhibit
Send in your entries for the 2014 exhibit!
Deadline August 28th postmark, 2014
Send Submission to:
Anything Goes, Everything Shows
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2014 Mail Art Exhibit
Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 5th
8pm to 11pm at the Courtyard Gallery, and Flood Gallery
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Phil Mechanic Studios • 109 Roberts St. • Asheville, NC
Using the postal system as a medium, participants have sent in a variety of fascinating entries! Artists were encouraged to explore imagery and themes of any kind, and use a variety of sizes, shapes and media. Viewers are encouraged to touch the entries, even interact. Favorite pieces from previous years are also included. Click here for more.
2013 MountainX: Mail Artist en masse
2011 article by James Shea - "Mail It In"
2010 4th Annual Mail Art Exhibit--"Anything Goes--Everything Shows III"
2009 Photo Gallery by Steve Dixon
2008 Review by Marshall Gordon
2007 Review by Connie Bostic
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