The premiere of Of One Mind, a series of short documentaries produced by Starlight Studio in collaboration with Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.
The series focuses on the pairing of a Starlight artist with another local artist to discuss their work, interests, and how art affects their life and view of the world.
The artist pairs are: Chace Lobley and Kenneth Payne, Debra Wicks and Ani Hoover, Kimber Rodgers and Amanda Besl, and Jeremy Pratt and Kevin Kline. John Massier sets the stage for each of these short docs by describing their work and the ways in which it overlaps. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the process.
Starlight Studio and Art Gallery is a cooperative environment that supports adults with disabilities in their artistic development. Through technical assistance by professional artists, on-site and off-site exhibitions, and other opportunities for representation and sales, the Starlight artists hone their artistic interests, become stronger advocates, and better integrated citizens.
The screening is at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center on January 28th at 1pm.
This program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; it is administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.