Presenting the Film: A Sense of Place, A Portrait of Mark Messersmith
Produced by Tom Anderson and Barry Fraser
Tom Anderson and Barry Fraser have produced a film about environmental painter Mark Messersmith that follows his process of painting one of his 6’ by 6’ magic realist canvases, from the first stroke to the last, and including the construction of the sculptural enhancements of the painting. The supporting story line is framed in cutaways that explore Messersmith’s education and life history, and his university teaching, as well as documenting one of his major exhibitions. While Mark paints, he talks about his purposes, techniques, strategies, and influences. This 43-minute film is intended primarily as a teaching resource that is particularly useful for focusing on environmental sustainability and creativity through art and education and may also serve as an example of visual/video-based ethnography.
Special thanks to Allies4Art Committee Members Bonnie Davis, David Gilchrist, Joe Johnson, Meredith McKinney, Julie Walker and Andy Welch and to our event sponsor FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Film Screening 7PM
An opportunity for discussion with Film Makers and Artist will follow the screening.
Hor d’Oeuvres, Wine, Beer and Dessert
FSU Museum of Fine Arts, 530 West Call Street
Parking available in garage adjacent to the museum
Jessica Comas at (850) 645-0701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$50 per person suggested donation, payable to FSU Foundation
For more information please read the Tallahassee Democrat feature article archived here.