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An Evening of Film Shorts and More: Third Thursday Art Walk in Glens Falls

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Porch PiecesArt in the Public Eye, in conjunction with Lake George Arts Project and Salem Art Works will present An Evening of Shorts on September 16th as part of their Outdoor Cinema festival, a free monthly event that coincides with the Third Thursday Art Walk receptions in Glens Falls.

As part of the Third Thursday Art Walks, there will be a special exhibition of Shorts on the Porch, running at Monument Square from 5pm-8pm. Sponsored by Salem Art Works, The Porch Pieces exhibit is a collaborative, community-based project led by British artist Bryony Graham which explores the physical and psychological space of the American porch and its cultural aspects. (Click here to read our review of the exhibit). This event will feature readings by local writers such as Faith St. John, Mark DeVit, Laura Lightfoote, and Jessica Kane.

During the art walk, there will also be closing receptions for two exhibitions at the Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Gallery. Stand Up. Be Heard, is an exhibit of photographs by Nicholas Amplo that document the 1968 March for Peace and Equality in New York City. This Seat Taken LOL, is a selection of teen sculptures from the Mini Adirondack Chairs Project.

Outdoor CinemaThe evening of shorts consists of a free outdoor screening of short films by local filmmakers, featuring Slap Back Jack by Mark Newell and selected winners from the 2009 Lake George Arts Project’s Peoples Pixel Project. The films will start at dusk and will be screened at the corner of Bay and Glen Streets.

My Feet by Cassady Jane Prince. Winner of the Under 14 Division, My Feet is a study of feet and ballet dancing from the perspective of a young girl on her way to dance class.

Stomach Stones by Faith Griffiths. Winner of the Animated Division, this is a unique and humorous stop motion animated film about dinosaurs. Griffiths has created a colorful essay on dinosaurs by utilizing elements of puppetry, collage and found objects such as newspaper and yarn. Her dinosaurs are sculpted from material such as scrap fabric and construction paper. The film’s soundtrack features an original song, performed on ukelele and violin, that is playful and extremely haunting.

Little Man by Fletcher Conlon. Winner of the Animated Division, is an elaborate and comical study of motion set to Jimi Hendrix’s “Castles Made of Sand,” that is reminiscent of the motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge and the avant-garde films of Harry Smith.

Weapons of Math Destruction by Glens Falls natives The Mathematicians, is a tongue in cheek music video. Fast and highly creative, the video pokes fun at science and offers vibrant political commentary.

Ice Up by Sam Bowser, Claire Benyon, Shawn Harper, & Henry Kaiser, is a an experimental short that was filmed in Antarctica Bowser is a cell bioligist from Albany and Kaiser is a research diver, both of whom appeared in Werner Herzog’s Academy Award nominated documentary Encounters at the End of the World (2007).

Other films being screened include: Talk to the Hand by Chris Murphy, Big Sack of Wind by ZBS Foundation/Tom Lopez, Farm Raised: Grassroots Cycling in Upstate NY by Kevin Ankeny, Resty’s Music Video by John Yost, Balancing the Silo by Christopher Phelps, The Washing Machine by Hazel Koziol & Baxter Koziol, and Food Flicks by [John] Colin MacCormick.

All the events are free.

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–Dave Bower is Co-Publisher of The Free George.

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