November 15, 2007 Casey Clabough a professor at Lynchburg College will read selections from his current book, The Warrior’s Path: Reflections Along an Ancient Route. This work recounts his footjourney from Maryland to the Smoky Mountains following his ancestors’ path.
CINEviews is pleased to announce this year’s, special guest, Mike White. Mike is an actor, screenwriter and director. He acted in and wrote, among other things, School of Rock and Nacho Libre with Jack Black and The Good Girl, with Jennifer Aniston. He directed the recent film, Year of the Dog.
Mike will be on hand for an “Actor’s Studio” style discussion during our Gala on Friday Nov. 9.
Mike will also lead a screenwriting discussion on Saturday, Nov 10.
October 9, 2007 Ramón García was born in Mexico and grew up in California. His poetry has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies including The Americas Review; Best American Poetry 1996; Poesida: Aids Poetry from Latin America, the United States and Spain; The Paterson Literary Review; Quarry West and The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S.Hispanic Literature; Margie. He is also part of ALARMA, Los Angeles performance collective that focuses on street performances and films that reject and recast our expectations and certainties about identity. Garcia is an associate professor at California State University.
September 20, 2007 Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda served as Virginia’s Poet Laureate 2006-2008. She is a poet, painter, sculptor, and lifelong educator. Her publications include four books of verse, articles on writing, and book chapters on poetry and thinking skills.
Her poetry honors include three Pushcart Prize nominations, an Edgar Allan Poe first place award, and three Artist-in-Education grants and one Arts-on-the-Road grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
In 1992, she was named a Virginia Cultural Laureate for her contributions in the field of American Literature.
July 6-Aug 26, 2007
A shoe-themed exhibition presenting the work of over thirty Virginia artists. Artists: Cameron Ayres, Lesley Bloom, Stephanie Booth, Larry Bowden, Karen Bowden, Caryl Burtner, Allen Campbell, Ryan Carlton, Barbara Cornett, Doris Craddock, Owen Dubreil, Nicholas Hahn, Michael Heroux, Nina Imajo, Jill Jensen, Dave Keebler, Aimee Koch, Becky Lambert, Nancy Laurent, Ashley LeFew, Jillian Lum, Terri Miller, PJ Moon, Tom Morris, Eric Pawloski, Patricia Placona, Anne Savedge, Saandholland, Michael and Jeanette Twery, Ann Van de Graaf, Nancy Wood, Sarah Yoder
May 17, 2007 Lis Anna , director of film and writer of film and fiction, was the Second Place Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Award 2006 and the Second Place Winner Best Dramatic Short at the Tupelo Film Festival 2006. She is currently the Artist in Residence at the Herbert Hoover Historical Presidential Site 2006. Her films “The Chocolate Fetish” “The Joy Café” “Waiting for Jilly” and “Rutherford County” have screened in numerous venues, including the Cannes Short Film Market, receiving tremendous praise
May 17, 2007 Marguerite Watkins, poet/memoirist, spent most of her childhood in India . Her prose and poetry reflect this background and touch on a slice of Indian and British history. She will be presenting work from her newest collection of poetry, Patterns in Henna. In addition to this publication, she has a memoir and a chapbook. Watkins considers herself an “adopted Lynchburger.” She earned her Masters from Lynchburg College and has taught at the Laurel Regional School.
Humor is the welcome mat for most of Eric Standley’s work. He admittedly arrives at the simplistic or insignificant through overt complexity. The result is an oscillation between reduction and glorification.
Eric Standley explains the meaning behind the exhibition’s title, “Its a play on the word “pedantic” meaning a strict adherence to academic rules and “bi” meaning 2- as in duality or even opposition. Bipedantic could mean humanities strict path – tiresome and tedious- of self discipline. The show will feature concepts of self-discipline as beauty and burden.
Eric received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Interrelated Media from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. For the following four years he studied Renaissance oil painting under the artist Levon Armenius Mnazakanian. He expanded into technology based imaging utilizing laser engraving and cutting. He received his Master of Fine Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he combined his traditional, technological and philosophical appreciations with his sarcastic nature. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
April 19, 2007 Charlotte Matthews is the author of a full-length collection of poetry, Green Stars (Iris Publishing Group, 2005). She is also the author of two chapbooks, A Kind of Devotion (Palanquin Press, 2004), and Biding Time (Half Moon Bay Press, 2005). Her work has recently appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Borderlands, Tar River Poetry, and The Potomac Review. She is the recipient of numerous awards for both teaching and writing including a fellowship from Brown, a grant from the Klingenstein Foundation, and is a 2007 Prize Winner from the Fellowship of Southern Poets. She is a graduate of UVa and The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She teaches in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies at the UVa,