We are so excited to bring you this conversation with Edy Boone. It has been created thanks to your generosity. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to click the LIKE button on the Facebook page to receive all news about A New Color.
This clip gives you a glimpse into Edy's amazing personal art work. Edy's public legacy lives in the large scale buildings and walls of the Bay Area, but she also has an extensive body of personal art work. You can find her work in several publications, including on the cover of "Voices of the Dream: African-American Women Speak" edited by Venice Johnson (1996). We take pride in being in the forefront of documenting Edy's art in film while exposing this outstanding artist and human being to the public.
During this campaign we are offering 2 more special rewards:
- For a $250 pledge we are offering a SPECIAL SIGNED COPY OF “Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo)” and a SET OF ART CARDS SHOWING POPULAR MURALS. This gorgeous hardcover book is SIGNED by Precita Eyes founder, Susan Cervantes, and by Edy Boone. Both participated in the San Francisco Women's Building muralist collective. Along with the book you will receive a SET of 5 representative mural art cards showing popular murals shown in the book. You can choose this special as a Thank You gift for your backing. Thanks to Precita Eyes for their support and generous offer to make signed books available. For more information about Susan Cervantes, visit her website.
- And for a $20 pledge, we are offering a SPECIAL SIGNED HANDMADE NOTE CARDS with Edy’s artwork. After you watch the video clip we are sharing, you won't want to miss out on this beautiful gift.
Thank you for your support.
Stories . . .
And, now we would like to share a story. Recently, Berwood Hedge parent Sharon Amacher shared a beautiful experience that she had with Edy:
"Edy is so much more than an art teacher. I remember very clearly her words at a [Berkwood Hedge] Diversity Committee event that I attended on the topic of white privilege. When Edy spoke, my heart stood up and listened. She said something like "Not a single day did I kiss my children goodbye in the morning, and not worry whether they would come home alive in the evening, so that I might kiss them again." That's all she said, not in an angry voice, but in a clear voice speaking her plain truth. And, while many powerful things were said that evening, nothing reached me more than her words, because I had never, ever kissed my children goodbye, on any ordinary morning, and wondered if they would be alive at the end of the day. Edy, this amazing, vivacious, strong, beautiful woman I admired, who I figured was not afraid of anything, because her gutsy attitude, her smile, her warmth, her infectious laugh that makes you think her invincible. That was Edy's reality every day."
Please share your stories about Edy with us.
Many thanks . . .
With over $3,400 raised in the first 12 days of the campaign, you are making clear to the world that you support our efforts to establish the legacy of one of the Bay Area's artistic gems.
We want to extend our gratitude and appreciation for your support and want to thank the following people for backing A New Color since the last Update: Peter Gardner, Supreme Definition, Chrisón, Chris Thompson, Nicky Royce, Jennie Arndt, Amy Benson, Meera Desai, Keasley Jones, Delexes Woods, Galia Szurley, Adam Klein, Barbara Harris, Lesley Harris, Paul Steckel, Laurie Barron, Manuel Rosaldo, Peter & Anne Esmonde, Michel Weksler, Chris Mays, Karen Bryant, Rick Lowe, Paul Gee, Patrick Long, Marti Mogensen, Sharon, Martine Makower, Glen Fishman, Diane Halberg, Michael, Olaitan, Jamie Shea, and Janet Moore.
Mo Morris and the A New Color Team
This has been an exciting (and busy) week, hearing from so many folks who enthusiastically support this film project. We are quickly approaching the half way mark.
In addition to our wonderful early Kickstarter Backers, we also want to give a shout out to the many in our community who have donated generously in the past month:
Sharon Amacher, Kim Anno, Kim Aronson, Tammy Artis, Janet Bayer, Lincoln Bergman, Miranda Bergman, Karen Bernstein, Jacqueline Blackstone, Jeff Bokor, L. Brooks, Nate Brooks, Deanne Burke, Marianne Burkhead, Kathy Burns, Mickey Butts, Regina Camargo, Julia Carpenter, Marty Conrad, Suzy Cortes, Paula de Joie, Katharina Dress, Charlene Drury, Gene Eaton, Cara Eisenberg, Kate Farnady, Jane Friedman, Jane Fry, Lisa Geduldig, Theresa Gerritz, Karen Gosling, Maureen Gosling, Anne Grandy, Nell Green-Nylen, C.J. Grossman, Berna Guerer, Waleska Herrera, Antonio & Michael Holden, Rosalind Iiams, Myrna Jackson, Lisebeth Jacobs, Marta Leclaire, Lorraine Lerner, Debbie Lloyd, Maryclare McCauley, Georgia McCaulie, Rachel Mercy-Simpson, Sheila Metcalf-Tobin, Ellen Meyers, Marti Mogensen, Sarah Moore, Mo Morris, Ron Morris, Rozelle & Abe Morris, Susie Muerth, Jane Norling, Leslie Pace, Penny Peak & Ronny Gaal, Lisa Pious, Lisa Plourde, Marleen Quint, Jed Riffe, Pearl Pai & Alan Ross, Nicky Royce, Erica Ryan, Jaycine Scott, Ariella Seidenberg, Richie Smith, Halle Steckel, Issy Steckel, Martin & Florence Steckel, O'Brien Thiele, Tim Volz, Carolyn & Ron von Behren, Elizabeth Willson, Cheyenne Wilson, Lara Wright, Henry Young, and Beth Zeitman.
We're enormously grateful to ALL of you. Keep spreading the word to your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and basically anyone you know. We've got until June 13th to reach (and hopefully exceed) our short term goal. I know that together we can do it.
In the creation of art, many restorative forces are revealed. For elders, the painting process can be both physically and emotionally rejuvenating. In the following clip, we see how Edy uses creativity to keep herself vibrant. And how she teaches others the magic that art can bring to one's health. Please enjoy this sneak preview of another scene -- "I'm not fragile" -- from this work-in-progress. Talk about a CAN-DO attitude!
I just wanted to let you know that in less than 4 days we reached the 22% mark! We are hard at work getting the word out about the film and making the connections to those who are passionate about healthy lifestyles for elders, arts education, and creating positive change in communities that can benefit from it the most. Oh - and preserving the legacy of Edy Boone's life and work!
A few weeks ago, we premiered work-in-progress scenes from the film to a sardine packed room of families, community organizers, educators, muralists, elders, youth, and many others at Berkwood Hedge School where Edy has taught for 12 years. And the reception was wildly enthusiastic.
Berkwood Hedge teacher, Hanan Masri, said: "As we watched footage of the film that sunny afternoon, many in the crowd were moved to tears to learn how Edy continues to create "murals with meanings" in Richmond, San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland and to inspire us all to be the change we want to see in the world. Looking at footage of Edy as a young girl, listening to her as she coaxes a tentative student into realizing her own talent, and taking in the countless testimonies of people whose lives she's touched made me realize right then and there that this film will undoubtedly be an important part of history. In essence, it will forever preserve the beauty, power and message of one phenomenal woman whom we all know and love."
In the near future, we will be sharing some media coverage about Edy and the film, more stories, other fantastic links about the arts and education, and more about the contemporary elder community. We invite you to comment, and share pictures and stories about Edy, healthy living tips for seniors, public art, and articles that would help our campaign. You can send us a message or images through the Kickstarter site or email us at ANewColor.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together, we can raise the funds needed and make this documentary a reality.
In the last week we were able to share some important videos, stories, and pictures about Edy Boone’s life and art.
Following is a quick recap and links that we shared on our facebook page:
Those We Love We Remember by Edythe Boone, a 1995 mural that is still standing in San Francisco's famous public mural gallery, Balmy Alley.
A Lesson From An Unlikely Mentor, Edy's StoryCorps segment on KALW radio.
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We want to send out a big THANK YOU to the following backers who stepped up and Kickstarted our campaign: Emily Newberry, Jed Riffe, Kim Aronson, Dat P. Le, Terry Shames, Suzanne Portnoy, Susan Cervantes, Rocky Schnaath, Ondine, Mary Hill, Grady Carson, Orange Sherbet, Mark B., Lisette Lahana, Laila Ibrahim, Jerome B. Ennis, Ron & Holly Moskovitz, Delyn Hall, Rebecca Husband, Carolyn Weinberger, Rabbi Yoel Kahn and Gary and Barbara Schwenk.
it is beautiful to see people coming together to support and celebrate the life and efforts of a great woman and documentary in the making!
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Become part of our film community. Receive updates and our eternal gratitude. EVERYONE who joins us will receive a special "thank you" on our Facebook Backers page.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A set of beautiful art cards depicting the "Maestrapeace" mural on the San Francisco Women's Building PLUS a special Facebook "thank you."Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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SPECIAL - MURAL MAP - The Precita Eyes Muralists’ walking map of all public art murals in San Francisco’s Mission District PLUS a special Facebook “thank you.” (This item not included with other rewards.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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SPECIAL - A set of SIGNED HANDMADE NOTE CARDS with Edy’s artwork and our special Facebook “thank you.” (This item not included with other rewards.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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An advance private digital download of the film AND a special gift. PLUS all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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SPECIAL - GUIDED MURAL WALK - Free pass for two guests to join Precita Eyes Muralists on public guided mural walk in San Francisco's Mission District. PLUS an advance private digital download of the completed film and our special Facebook "thank you." (This item not included with other rewards.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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Completed DVD of the film SIGNED by the filmmaker PLUS all of the above. AND, a bonus DVD of "Ripe for Change," an award-winning documentary film co-produced by Jed Riffe who is consulting producer on this project. Food justice and healthy eating are central themes in the featured mural. You will enjoy adding "Ripe for Change" -- a fascinating documentary exploring California's food politics and the food we eat -- to your DVD library.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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A special thank you with YOUR NAME in the film credits. AND a SIGNED 5 x 7" limited edition high quality giclée canvas print of artwork from Edythe Boone's private collection. This artwork appears in "Voice of the Dream" (ed. V. Johnson). PLUS all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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A SIGNED 8 1/2 x 11" limited edition high quality giclée canvas print of artwork from Edythe Boone's private collection. This artwork appears in "Voice of the Dream" (ed. V. Johnson). PLUS all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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SPECIAL - SIGNED BOOK AND ART CARDS - “Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo)” Gorgeous hardcover book SIGNED by muralist and Precita Eyes founder, Susan Cervantes, and Edy Boone and SET of 5 representative mural art cards. PLUS a special thank you with YOUR name in the film credits, completed DVD of the film SIGNED by the filmmaker, advance private digital download of the film, and a special Facebook “thank you.” (This item not included with other rewards.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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Another SIGNED 8 1/2 x 11" limited edition high quality giclée canvas print of artwork from Edythe Boone's private collection. This artwork appears in "Voice of the Dream" (ed. V. Johnson). AND 2 tickets to film premiere and premiere party in Berkeley, CA (travel costs not included). PLUS all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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Dinner with EDYTHE BOONE and the FILMMAKERS in the Bay Area AND a credit in the film reading "This film was made possible by the generous support of (YOUR NAME!)" and 4 tickets to the premiere and premiere party (travel costs not included). PLUS all the above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013