August 1 ~ "Heart of Glass"
by Werner Herzog (West Germany 1976)
A small village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the glassworks becomes obsessed with the lost secret.
August 8 ~ "Goya in Bordeaux"
by Carlos Saura (Spain/Italy 1999)
Artist Francisco Goya, deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He continues to paint at night, and in flashbacks stirred by conversations with his daughter, by awful headaches, and by the befuddlement of age, he relives his life, his reveries becoming a tableau of his paintings.
August 15 ~ "The Red Balloon"
by Albert Lamorisse (France 1956)
One of the most beloved children’s films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, the Academy Awardwinning The Red Balloon has enchanted movie lovers, young and old, for generations. Only 34 minutes.
August 22 ~ "Bed and Board"
by François Truffaut (France/Italy 1970)
The fourth installment in François Truffaut’s chronicle of the ardent, anachronistic Antoine Doinel, Bed and Board plunges his hapless creation once again into crisis. Expecting his first child and still struggling to find steady employment, Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) involves himself in a relationship with a beautiful Japanese woman that threatens to destroy his marriage. Lightly comic, with a touch of the burlesque, Bed and Board is a bittersweet look at the travails of young married life and the fine line between adolescence and adulthood.
August 29 ~ "Shame"
by Ingmar Bergman (Sweden 1968)
Shame is grand master Ingmar Bergman's bitter and unsparing condemnation of war - all war, regardless of which side one chooses. The story begins with two ex-musicians, Eva and Jan Rosenberg (Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow, respectively) peacefully inhabiting a weathered house where they grow fruits and vegetables away from civil war. The residence is located on a desolate, arid island in some unspecified geographic location when the war suddenly arrives and changes everything.
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9th Annual International
Anything Goes...Everything Shows!
Mail Art Exhibit
Send in your entries for the 2014 exhibit!
Deadline August 28th postmark, 2014
Send Submission to:
Anything Goes, Everything Shows
PO Box 9907
Asheville, NC 28815
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2014 Mail Art Exhibit
Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 5th
8pm to 11pm at the Courtyard Gallery, and Flood Gallery
Courtyard Gallery • Top Floor
Phil Mechanic Studios • 109 Roberts St. • Asheville, NC
Using the postal system as a medium, participants have sent in a variety of fascinating entries! Artists were encouraged to explore imagery and themes of any kind, and use a variety of sizes, shapes and media. Viewers are encouraged to touch the entries, even interact. Favorite pieces from previous years are also included. Click here for more.
2013 MountainX: Mail Artist en masse
2011 article by James Shea - "Mail It In"
2010 4th Annual Mail Art Exhibit--"Anything Goes--Everything Shows III"
2009 Photo Gallery by Steve Dixon
2008 Review by Marshall Gordon
2007 Review by Connie Bostic
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