Tuesday, September 30, 2008

“If you see beauty everywhere in everything your soul is set free, no one can take that away.”

Local Color Movie The Art of Living “If you see beauty everywhere in everything your soul is set free, no one can take that away.” “…the beauty of being alive this is Art.” “…because there is beauty in everything.” “You would be crazy to become a painter today.” http://www.localcolormovie.com:80/ One of my favorite clips is “Art Fair Fiasco,” very funny. I received this email from Tony Pro of Oil Painters of America about what looks to be a great film that I think may be of great interest to many of you. Greetings in art! I hope this email finds you well. I am contacting you to let you know about an exciting event that is happening in the world of representational art. My good friend and painter, George Gallo has made a film, Local Color, loosely based on his life about becoming a painter and the trials and tribulations he went through to train with a Russian master. This film has been picked up by Empire Film Group, which they will distribute for a national release! Personally, I have seen this film and I can say it is not only a well-directed and well written film, but the core principle of the film is based around making people see the RELEVANCE of Representational Art and calls to attention the ridiculousness of the Modern Art movement. Through the Oscar worthy performance of Armin Mueller-Stahl, we see a Russian master painter who speaks the truth about what Modern Art has done to the world of Representational Art and ha s grown tired of fighting back. Any of this sound too familiar in your life? I am TIRED of walking into places like Los Angeles County Museum of Art or the Metropolitan Museum of Art and find that they have taken down another Sargent or Rembrandt and replaced it with a piece of Modern “Art” that I can’t even identify what it is. It kills my soul when this happens and I know it kills the souls of many artists around the world. George and his wife Julie have made a film from money out of their own pockets that promotes this very idea. The studios wouldn’t touch this film because it didn’t have sex and drugs and they don’t see the relevance of Representational Art. Well, my friends, we are relevant and we are here to stay. The ONLY way we can refute the modernist movement is to make Representational Art RELEVANT again. How do we do this? Not by local shows or even national shows that only get the attention of other artists, it has to be done through the media on a mainstream basis. It needs to be injected back into the mainstream and it needs to become a part of the World Culture again. This film is going to be out in the mainstream, it’s even trailering on Apple’s website. This is our champion piece for our cause to start moving Representational Art forward and make it relevant to the masses. PLEASE, I implore you to go support this film in it’s first week of opening nationally the week of November 7th; take your spouse, go with friends. This movie has something for everyone to discover. The film is so well made that you don’t need to be an artist to enjoy. It’s a heartwarming story that will touch your soul, I know it did mine and it made me realize how good and proud it feels to be a representational artist and to cherish life through art and the relationships we make along the way. For more information and to see a trailer: http://www.localcolormovie.com/ http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/localcolor/ “A deeply felt movie about pursuing your passion in life. Armin Mueller-Stahl is magnificent and young Trevor Morgan matches him step for step.” - Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight “A breathtaking and moving cinematic masterpiece.” - Roger Tennis - CLIPS-TV Cast: Armin Mueller-Stahl Trevor Morgan Samantha Mathis Ray Liotta Ron Pearlman Charles Durning Diana Scarwid Julie Lott Writer/Director George Gallo
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