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Fwd: J. Fred Woell: An American Vision, Sept. 21 Stonington

Tue, Sep 19, 2017

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From: Richard Kane <kanelewisproductions@gmail.com>

J. Fred Woell:
         
An American Vision


PREMIERING THIS THURSDAY, September 21st 7pm, Stonington Opera House  www.operahousearts.org
Advance tickets recommended!
     

For the political content of the film see:  http://maineartsjournal.com/j-fred-woell-an-american-vision-summer-2017-draft/


Q&A with Director Richard Kane, Producer Robert Shetterly and artist Pat Wheeler

“captures the essence of a man who believed deeply in the power of the creative spirit… inspiring”  
                    Stuart Kestenbaum, Chair, American Craft Council and Maine Poet Laureate


“Fantastic!   …
a really important film!

         Barbara Gifford, Curator, Museum of Arts and Design


“I’m honored to be in it!                                                      Helen Drutt, curator


J. Fred Woell: An American Vision, a new documentary by Richard Kane with Robert Shetterly about the history and significance of this Deer Isle, ME metalsmith/jeweler, will premiere at the Stonington Opera House, on September 21, 2017, 7pm.  

See the film’s trailer:  https://vimeo.com/120877638 

J. Fred Woell: An American Vision captures the essence of a man who believed deeply in the power of the creative spirit. As an artist he was an innovator and a rule-breaker.  As a teacher he encouraged his students to make their own discoveries.  It’s appropriate to have American featured in the title of this film, for Fred’s vision was uniquely American:  he had a deep belief in democratic ideals combined with common-sense ingenuity in making work or repairing the world around him.  While he could see the inconsistencies and flaws of his own country, he could also evoke in us our potential to make a better world.  For Fred, making that better world began with his hands in the studio. In this inspiring film we are fortunate to witness a part of that journey.                       

Stuart Kestenbaum, Chair, American Craft Council


This film is sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists www.umvaonline.org and WERU Community Radio

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