Gallery M Squared Fodice Film Festival In the Heights
Come out on June 10, 2012 from 6:00 -8:00 PM to find out and put some love up in your head. February marked the beginning of The Fodice Film Night. Judging by the support of those in attendance, it was a beginning of something amazing. An event, which will become without doubt, a monthly destination for those creating, supporting, and desiring art, and for those who understand their participation makes a huge difference within the community.
Despite the cold and sleet, local celebs and artists attended the evening’s festivities. Among the guests and supporters, the individual who stood out the most was, YOU. You are the reason The Fodice Film Night has come into being and we THANK YOU! We look forward to next month’s Fodice Film Night and ask that you join us again.
Acknowledgments to our supporters at Tech Auto Maintenance Robert Harting, owner of Tech Auto Maintenance has put the pedal to the metal, and “FLOORED” us with his gracious support. Individuals such as Robert, “inject” The Fodice Film Night with momentum and fuel necessary for moving forward. Laura and Chef Matt at A La Carte Catering served up FANTASTIC eats including gourmet chili for hot dogs with all the fixings, and the most amazing queso for shrimp and crab nachos. What, shrimp and crab nachos, yes that is what I said. YUMMY!
Our mission is to save the historic Fodice School and launch a year round Artist Residency Program that will operate in the once segregated school.
Founders Katy Anderson and Patrick Medrano, inspired by the story of Black Mountain College, which attracted free-thinking and great artistic spirits of the 20th Century like Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage and Willem and Elaine de Kooning, founders Katy Anderson and Patrick Medrano aim to create an enclave for artists in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, only two hours from Houston. The Fodice Foundation, a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization bring about artistic development, support arts education and advancement in the state of Texas.
*The program will be housed in the historic Fodice School was built for African-American students by the Works Project Administration ( W.P.A.) in 1938 and utilized until the early 1960s when segregation ended. The school remains vacant and in poor condition.
*The secluded environment will nurture individuality and creative intensity while also providing the artists with a sense of community as they work with the local school districts, inspiring the artistic talents of at-risk and low-income residents. Each year artists will participate in two-month residencies and will focus on their own work, learn from other artists, and conduct outreach activities in the community.
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