WHO ARE YOU FILMS: Four different curated collections from Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 2020’s online fest, Docs Make House Calls, are paired with SebArts online art exhibition “Who Are You?,” which begins on October 10 with a Zoom reception. See details for the first program below.
WHO ARE YOU? ART EXHIBIT: In this exhibit artists were asked to explore the concept “Who Are You?” and let their art give a voice to that which they personally define as identity. Artist Barbara Stout was the juror for the exhibition.
This exhibit is an exploration of identity, including its genesis, its relative permanence, and its performance. Is it something that comes from within? Is it imposed on one through social interactions? Is it adopted over time? What is the nature of this key element of how we understand and express ourselves. Specifically, artists were asked:
How is your identity informed by your ethnicity, who you love, your gender, your political or religious beliefs, the culture that resonates within you? How has your identity changed over the years? In what ways has your identity shaped or changed your life? Does the world see and accept you for who you are?
We hope art will help give voice to that which defines identity for a given person.. It can be very personal, or it can highlight a person or a cause that is about the concept.
RECEPTION: The exhibit kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 1-3 p.m. with a zoom reception. The event is free and open to the public, but is limited to 100 participants, first-come, first-serve. To join the reception, click here on Saturday at, or around, 1 p.m. The passcode is 243152.
Beginning Oct. 23, Docs Make House Calls will be streaming three films, All That Remains (Eva Rendle, 2019), The Desert (Bo Kovitz, 2019) and The Wind: A Documentary Thriller (Michal Bielawski, 2019) as part of the ongoing series Who Are You? All of the films selected for this thematic wrap-up to SDFF’s online festival examine identity, in particular, the interdependence of identity and community in all their various iterations. The set of films selected for this current program focalize the relationship between identity and place, from a forest with maddening winds, to urban health care deserts, to catastrophe in rural, agricultural communities. This film program begins streaming Oct. 23 and ends on Nov. 1 and costs $12. DMHC passes will be available for $3o! Passes include the current film program and knock the price per program down to $10. Plus, you’ll get a very special piece of SDFF history as a free gift!
We encourage donations beyond your ticket cost. Consider matching what you might have spent on that medium popcorn plus Milk Duds or Raisinets. Online delivery of films is not free for us.
More extraordinary feature length and short films from SDFF 2020 are coming directly to you online through Docs Make House Calls. Check in to sebastopolfilm.org to keep up with special interest stories, news and the opportunity to view more movies that matter.
Artists Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko exploded onto the California scene and pushed painters out of their comfort zone. Abstract Expressionism became the norm. An association called Sanity in Art declared modern art a Communist movement. Bay Area artists rebelled. Figurative Art emerges as a Bay Area tradition. Artists will include: Hassel Smith, Sam Francis, Frank Lobdell, Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn, and David Park.
Art Spots is a series of multi-media lectures by Linda Loveland Reid. Each lecture is around an hour long, followed by a moderated question and answer session. This, the fourth lecture in the series, is set for Oct. 22 from 1-2:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Linda Loveland Reid lectures on Art History for SSU and Dominican Universities for their Osher Lifelong Learning programs. She is a painter, theater director and novelist. Her degrees are from SSU.
Brian has always been a poet and committed to have a book of poetry published in 2019 titled “Three Raven Gate.” The book consists of Haiku and other favorite poems. He writes poetry concerned with the “Human Condition,” and such topics as Awareness, Transformation, and Deep Intuition. He seeks to inspire and motivate people, with podcasts (The Spoken Symbol), creativity workshops, Shamanic drum journeys, and poetry to recognize their own deep creative spirit and to express that to the world. He believes everything we do on earth is a creative act.
This experiential workshop is daring you to be creative. What is the question you are brave enough to ask yourself? How are you composting the new stress in your life? And, What dream of creativity have you forgotten?
These questions are at the edge of your consciousness.
Rumi says, “ If you are not fed become bread.”
Goethe says, “ Once you trust yourself you will know how to live.”
Join Brian Martens online to explore these questions for yourself and in community.
Exercises in journaling, listening, an internal journey, and deep learning will leave you with tools to thrive in your own inner landscape.
You will learn to:
We will enjoy listening to the writings of “Poetic License Sonoma”, a recently formed group of nine Sonoma County poets who met through an inspirational class in the Santa Rosa Junior College Older Adult Program.
This evening will focus on ekphrastic poetry and the artworks that inspired the poems.
We hope this will become a regular monthly event on the 4th Tuesday.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts is excited to introduce a new series of online art talks by famed Dutch Art Historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach. whose credo is “Telling short stories in front of works of art so that clients may look at this art with more intense understanding.”