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FSU Allies4Art Invites you to “Scenes from a Cracker Ecology”

Published October 23, 2014

FSU Allies4Art

a community support group for students and faculty of FSU Art and Art Education
Invites you to:

Scenes from a Cracker Ecology
Presenting the Film: A Sense of Place, A Portrait of Mark Messersmith

Produced by Tom Anderson and Barry Fraser

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Reception 6PM
Film Screening 7PM
An opportunity for discussion with Film Makers and Artist will follow the screening.

Hors d’Oeuvres, Wine, Beer and Dessert

FSU Museum of Fine Arts, 530 West Call Street
Parking available in garage adjacent to the museum

RSVP

Jessica Comas at (850) 645-0701 or jcomas@fsu.edu
$50 per person suggested donation, payable to FSU Foundation

Mark Messersmith

About the Film:
A Sense of Place, A Portrait of Mark Messersmith

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 Artsa87f34fd-2f6e-4bf6-850e-b9cce76771aa