Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Art Film Philosophy Series

We’re pleased to present an amazing run of events in this year’s Art Film Philosophy series, spotlighting the thinkers, artists, and activists of our region. This cross-genre series features interactive workshops celebrating what’s extraordinary in live and local culture–from a primer on grass-roots financial activism to the serendipity of community design, tips on narrative songwriting, and discussions on the business of art. Films include works on the changing face of farming, the art of scavenging food, and the curious masterpieces of sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, to name a few.

Live events during the month of February include this Wednesday’s “Stories inSong-The Basics of Narrative Songwriting,” featuring songwriters from the Petoskey-based band the Boyne River Remedy, including Jen Schaap and Mark Blaauw-Hara. Jen is an advocate for sustainable agriculture and conscious consumption, and is Administrative Coordinator of the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference. Mark teaches English and songwriting at North Central Michigan College.

On February 22, we’re pleased to welcome members of the local farming community to speak about the state of small and mid-scale farming in our region after a screening of the film The

Greenhorns, which chronicles how a new generation of agrarians are working to reverse negative trends in agriculture in favor of healthy food, local and regional foodsheds, and the revitalization of rural economies - one farm at a time.

Join us for these compelling topics and more the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, all year long. For more information, contact yvonne@artmeetsearth.org regarding presentations or mary@artmeetsearth.org regarding films, or call us at (231) 480-4515. All events are held starting at 6:30 PM at Bellaire Community Hall, located at 202 North Bridge Street in Downtown Bellaire. Curated by ISLAND and held in partnership with Parkside Arts Council.

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