May Films at Courtyard Gallery
May 1 ~ "Chicken with Plums"
Director: Marjane Satrapi/Vincent Paronnaud (France/Germany 2011)
Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser-Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life, and he decides to confine himself to bed and await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous.
May 8 ~ "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?"
Director: Ted Kotcheff (France 1978)
Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved.
May 15 ~ "Teorema"
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italy 1968)
A strange visitor (Terence Stamp) suddenly drops into the lives of an extremely bourgeois family. He plays both God and Devil as he proceeds to seduce each member of the house, including the maid.
May 22 ~ "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train"
Director: Patrice Chéreau (France 1998)
Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich take a train from Paris to Limoges where he is to be buried, attend his funeral, then gather at the home of his twin brother, Lucien. The mourners include fans, friends, lovers and family. Fascinating to, and desired by, both men and women, Jean-Baptiste's life was sexually charged and filled with intrigue.
May 29 ~ "Amarcord"
Director: Federico Fellini (Italy | France 1973)
A year in the life of a small Italian coastal town in the 1930s, as recalled by a director with a superstar's access to the resources of the Italian film industry and a piper's command over our imaginations. Fellini's film combines the free form and make-believe splendor with the comic, bittersweet feeling for character and narrative we remember from some of his best films of the 1950s. The town is based on Rimini, where Mr. Fellini grew up. Yet there is now something magical, larger-than-life about the town and its citizens.
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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:
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2014 Mail Art Exhibit
Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 5th
8pm to 11pm at the Courtyard Gallery, and Flood Gallery
Courtyard Gallery • Top Floor
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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