Glimmerglass Film Days exhibit to open at The Smithy

Christina Hunt Wood, Turnpike Rd. Meredith, NY (I) 8x8 in, archival silk paper 12x12 in framed 2016. Part of the Glimmerglass Film Days exhibition ADAPTATIONS at They Smithy, Nov. 7-17

ADAPTATIONS, a companion exhibit to Glimmerglass Film Days, will open at The Smithy in Cooperstown on Thursday, Nov. 7.

According to a media release the exhibit showcases the work of Christina Hunt Wood as well as three experimental films: “Ghost Dance for America, 1890” by Karl Nussbaum, “Thanksgiving is Insane” by Josh Raskin and Daniel Davis and “Unsettled” by Tara Knight.

 “Using video, photography and found objects, I examine the mundane actions of rural people that often thwart opportunity for social, economic and environmental progress in the name of perceived tradition or patriotism,” Wood said of her work in the media release.

Megan Adams Irving and Sydney L. Waller are the curators of the exhibit. The experimental films were provided to Glimmerglass Film Days by Jane Steuerwald of the Black Maria Film Festival.

The exhibit opening will be held in conjunction with the Opening Night Party for Glimmerglass Film Days at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. The party, which features a dinner buffet and one beverage, will cost $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Tickets are available at glimmerglassfilmdays.org.

The exhibit will be on view for free on Nov. 8, 9 and 16, from  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Nov. 10 and 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be an artist talk with Hunt Wood and a closing reception from 3 to  5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. The exhibit is also open by appointment until Nov. 17 by calling Waller at 607-547-5327 or 315-941-9606.

Glimmerglass Film Days will offer five days of independent films, events, art and filmmaker talks Nov. 7 through Nov. 11, in Cooperstown.

The release said a record number of 37 films will be shown. United by the theme “Adaptations,” films will cover topics from the environment, climate change and wildlife to art, literature and music. For more information, visit glimmerglassfilmdays.org

 

 

 

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