Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Arts Preview: Young Filmmakers and Viktor Mitic

Posted By on Tue, May 12, 2015 at 1:14 PM

On Wednesday, May 13, WXXI and University of Rochester Medical Center will host a screening of documentaries by young filmmakers at The Little Theatre (240 East Avenue). The event is part of the Raising 100,000 Voices project, which is in its 10th year and is part of a national outreach effort designed to help us understand the needs of the community from the perspective of the next generation to inherit this world.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and will feature 11 videos from 50 filmmakers, with topics including safety on public buses, foster care, staying in school, and acceptance of disabilities. Participating filmmakers for this series includes groups from the 209th Regiment of Cadets, Charles Settlement House, Inc., Dazzle School of Visual and Performing Arts, ImagineYOU, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Monroe County Youth on the Move, School No. 39 of the Rochester City School District (RCSD), Frank Fowler Dow School No. 52 (RCSD), and the Office of Mental Health Promotion (OMHP) of the University of Rochester's Department of Psychiatry.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. To learn more, visit http://wxxi.org/education/raising100kvoices/.

ARTISANWorks (565 Blossom Road) has recently acquired the "Art of War" collection of paintings by Canadian artist Viktor Mitic, and will show the work in an exhibition this week. Moved by the destruction of the giant, sixth-century Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Taliban, and with consideration toward our hang-ups about violence and celebrity, Mitic painted images of famous people and iconic works of art, and then outlined the images with bullet holes using guns and live ammunition. The images include Marilyn Monroe, Jesus Christ, John F. Kennedy, Madonna, Gandhi, and John Lennon.

"The Art of War" opens to the public on Sunday, May 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and free to members and children ages 5 and younger. For more information, call 288-7170, or visit artisanworks.com.

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