Date: July 7, 2011
Media Artist Events Offered at the Workshops July 18 & 20
Maine Media Workshops hosts two free community events for media artists Monday July 18 and Wednesday July 20 at Union Hall Theater in Rockport Village.
Back by popular demand this year is a screening July 18 at 4pm of the film: What is a Portrait? showing Arnold Newman at work photographing his protege, Gregory Heisler. Following the screening, panelists Michael Komanecky, Chief Curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum, and Emily Schiffer, 2010 winner of the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, discuss the life and work of this master photographer and friend of the Workshops.
Wednesday, July 20 at 4:30, Eleanor Whitney of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) presents information about the Foundation’s program Artspire, which provides nationwide resources for artists in all disciplines at every stage in their careers.
The presentation is geared to individual artists across disciplines and small/emerging arts organizations and covers Artspire/NYFA’s fundraising and support programs. Visual, performing, literary artists and filmmakers are all encouraged to attend. A Q&A session follows the presentation.
For more information about NYFA’s programs visit www.nyfa.org/source. The Artspire website (www.artspire.org) assists individual artists, artists' collaborative projects, and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines to apply for funding usually available only to organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
Maine Media Workshops + College is a non-profit educational organization offering year-round workshops for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. Students attend courses at all levels, from absolute beginners, serious amateurs, high school and college students, to working professionals.
Image: Maine Media presentations takes place in historic Union Hall Theatre in Rockport Village.
Photo credit: Tim Broekema