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Painting the Place Between to  Premier at the Fitzgerald Theater on Friday, December 6, 2013

Meet the artists in the film, Betsy Byers, Jil Evans, Holly Swift and Andrew Wykes will begin, 6:45, An introduction from the director and the film will begin, 7:45. Brief Q and A at 9PM.

Through the physicality of the painted surface—the “place between” the artist, the viewer, and the landscape—these artists shape a vision of our natural space as mediated by the artist’s subjective experience and the legacy of painting on canvas.

Confronting unpredictable weather, time constraints and internal doubts the audience sees in semi-abstract and often emotional works evidence of the role the painter plays in how we view and interpret one subject we all have in common, our land.

As a young artist under the executive direction of filmmakers, Judith Wechsler and Serge Lalou, I co-created and directed film shorts for the Louvre Museum. Working as a visual artist for twenty years and working with Wechsler taught me what truly looking at art can offer the viewer and I’ve sought to realize and promote those values in my work and as a college professor. Now I have the opportunity to create synergy among several chapters of my life as a visual artist through the creation of one large project as the executive producer and director.

The USA Projects Campaign: We met or goal for and were funded by USA Projects, a public charity and grant making organization. Dedicated to arts advocacy, support and funding of America's finest living artists.

Kristen Lowe was a 2013 of the artist inititive

grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board

This activity was made possible by the voters

of Minnesota through a grant by the Minnesota

State Arts Bosrd, thanks to the legislation

appropriation by the Minnesta state legislature:

and by a grant form the National Endowement

for the arts.

This film was also made possible by the generous

donations and contributions from the following

and by over 100 individuals living in Minneapolis,

St Paul, and across the United States.

Events, 2012:

MN Original airing on TPT, September 16th

Aitist in Residence, MCAD, Oct 23 and 24

Panel discussion and preview look at some raw footage, MCAD, 6:30 pm, Oct 23rd.

Opening exhibition of work by the four artists in the film and a sneak peak  from, Painting the Place Between, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, occured in Decmeber 2012.

All my best,

Kristen Lowe

(images credits, screen shots from Painting the Place Between, Kristen Lowe, Linda Gammel, Brian Forrest, Patrick Pierson)

If you were unable to make it to the premiere, would like to see Painting the Place Between and add the DVD to your library, please visit Square Market:

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