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Resident Show & Tell

Resident Show & Tell

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2020 Special Show & Tell event details

Free and Open to the Public

Located at :

Bijou Movie Theatre

1624 NE Hwy 101

Lincoln City, OR 97367

Opening Live Performance by

Altea Narici -A Nature of Music - cello, voice and recorded sounds (20/30 minutes)

Altea Narici is traveling artist and performer from Italy. She creates songs as channels to connect with natural environments and ecosystems, and uses her voices to invent conversations across species and media.


At the moment she is especially inspired by salt water environments like marshes, estuaries, coastlines and open seas. Her work aims to be a focus to raise curiosity and interest for these ecosystems, and to bring inclusive creativity into conservation and outreach processes.


Altea is now traveling through North America for her Project “NewWorlds", supported by the FUP Friends of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, to develop her artistic research and share it with the local communities through free-of-charge concerts and workshops.


www.heronontheroof.com

Joanna Priestley: Short Films by the Queen of Independent Animation

Our program includes a retrospective of Priestley’s award winning narrative and humorous films, her popular abstract films and the world premiere of her newest film, Jung & Restless.

The films listed below will conclude with a short question and answer time. Run time 60 minutes

Voices (1985, 4 min., drawings on paper)  
A humorous exploration of the fears we share: fear of the dark, of monsters, of aging, of being overweight and of human caused global destruction.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Sound by R. Dennis Wiancko. Voice by Joanna Priestley.  

She-Bop (1988, 8 minutes, drawings and puppet animation)
She-Bop explores the dark, feminine side of spirituality. The central character in the film is a cartoon Kali, the Hindu Triple Goddess of creation, preservation and destruction. The animation is drawn on index cards with pen, watercolor and pastels and combined with a little puppet animation.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Music by Dave Storrs. Written by Carolyn Myers. Narration by Carolyn Lochert Curtis. Sound effects by R. Dennis Wiancko. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.


All My Relations (1990, 5 min., drawings on paper with 3-D frames)
All My Relations satirizes the pitfalls of romance, from marriage, childbirth and upward mobility to the disintegration of a relationship. The animation is framed by a series of assemblages which emphasize the message implied by its archetypal characters whose dilemmas are familiar to those who have bought into the American Dream.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Voices by Victoria Parker and Scott Parker. Sound produced by Joanna Priestley. Sound effects by Dennis Wiancko. Assistant animation by Kathleen Nichols and Janet Karecki.


Pro and Con (1993, 9 min., clay painting, cels, drawings on paper, object animation and puppets)
Pro and Con investigates life in prison through two monologues: one by a corrections officer (Lt. Janice Inman), and the other by Oregon State Penitentiary inmate, written by Jeff Green. Pro and Con features self-portraits that were drawn by inmates at the penitentiary and object animation of weapons and crafts that were confiscated from inmates.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley and Joan Gratz. Sound designed and produced by Lance Limbocker and Chel White. Music by Chel White. Narrated by Lt. Janice Inman and Allen Nause. "Con" written by Jeff Green.  Commissioned by the Metropolitan Arts Commission's Percent for Art Program, Multnomah County, OR.


Utopia Parkway (1997, 5 min., drawings on paper, objects and replacement  animation).
Utopia Parkway is an abstract and symbolic film about covert forces and mysterious containers.  It was inspired by the boxes of American sculptor Joseph Cornell, who lived in the same house on Utopia Parkway in Queens, New York, nearly all of his life.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Sound design and music by Jaime Haggerty. Edited by Chris Willging and Joanna Priestley. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Dew Line (2005, 4.5 min., computer animation)
A rich abstract tapestry of biomorphic forms that hints at the loss of botanical diversity. The title refers to shapes created by condensation and to the line of radar stations (Distant Early Warning Line) built in Canada, Alaska Greenland and Iceland from 1954-57, during the Cold War.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Sound designed and produced by Jaime Haggerty. Supported by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.


Eye Liner (2010, 4 min., 2D computer animation)
Using luminescent layers of organic abstract animation, Eye Liner delves beneath archetypes of the human face. Mysterious geometric patterns, rendered in cerulean blue and rust, evoke a fantastical earth-and-sea relationship between bold shapes and ethereal backgrounds. Eye Liner simultaneously echoes facial features and challenges traditional notions of appearance.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Sound designed and produced by Seth Norman. Supported by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.  

Bottle Neck (2015, 4 min., 2D computer animation)
A crush of still life silhouettes, abstract shapes and complex, interlocking patterns, Bottle Neck explores the commonplace objects of a classical painting genre in a modern setting. The final film in the Eye Liner Trilogy.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Sound designed and produced by Seth Norman. Title design and compositing by Brian Kinkley. Special thanks to Petit Pattern Books.


Dear Pluto (2012, 4 min., 2D computer animation)
A tribute to everyone’s favorite planetoid, written and narrated by Manhattan slam poet Taylor Mali, Dear Pluto blends 2D and 3D animation to explore Pluto’s unfortunate demotion in our Solar System.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Written and narrated by Taylor Mali. Sound Design by Normand Roger and Pierre Yves Drapeau. Music by Pierre Yves Drapeau with Denis Chartrand and Normand Roger.


Missed Aches (2009, 4 min., 2D computer animation)
A witty commentary on ignorance, idiocy and our over-reliance on spell check, this dirty ditty animates text and plays up phonetics with hilarious results. Written and narrated by Taylor Mali, who led teams to four championships in the National Poetry Slam.

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Written and narrated by Taylor Mali. Sound Design by Normand Roger and Pierre Yves Drapeau. Music by Pierre Yves Drapeau with Denis Chartrand and Normand Roger. Text Animation by Brian Kinkley. Character design by Don Flores. Storyboards by Dan Schaeffer. Supported by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Caldera Institute.


Jung & Restless (2020, 6 min., 2D computer animation)

Jung & Restless explores the mythopoetic realm through lush mandalas and dream images that hint at hidden trauma. “Life is a short pause between two mysteries.” -C.G. Jung

Jung & Restless is beautiful and spectacular. The synchrony between the animation and the music and soundtrack is fabulous.” -Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, Annecy International Animation Festival

Credits: Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Music composed and produced by Seth Norman. Sound design and sound effects by Chris Barber. Compositing and effects by Brian Kinkley. Thanks: Martha Blake, Paul Harrod. Supported by the Playa Foundation, Ford Family Foundation and Clatter and Din.

Regular Show and Tell Event Details

Sat, Jan 4, at 1 pm -  Doors open at 12:30 pm.

Wed, Jan 22, at 6 pm - Doors open at 5:30 pm

Sat, Apr 25, at 1 pm - Doors open at 12:30 pm

Friday, Oct 2, at 6 pm - Doos open at 5:30 pm.

Learn first-hand from Sitka's artists and ecologists in residence about their creative processes and scientific research. These presentations held in the Boyden Studio, are opportunities for residents to share their work with the community. Light snacks and beverages are provided. Show and Tell is free and open to the public. Directions to Sitka Center.

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