Well, here we are. 10 days 'till the final deadline, and we're at about 50% funded! Very exciting, but a little scary too! I really hope we can make it to the final goal (now's the time to get your rich relatives involved-- hahaha!).
As promised, here is the next and final teaser trailer in the series. This one tells a bit of history of Nyack, NY itself. I've tried to fill it with a couple of interesting tidbits; it's a little difficult to compress such a rich history into a short 90 second teaser, but I did what I could!
Hope you guys enjoy it, and share it with whomever you think would be interested!
The photography exhibit opened at FusionArts Museum on Feb. 3. Many people came who either knew Adam Purple or The Garden, but many visitors did not know about his amazing creation. The gallery opened at 6 PM, and was packed by 7:30 PM when Adam Purple arrived. He hadn't seen the show, and was touched by the reception he received.
One more thing: the slide show we made for our Kickstarter project was invited to be screened at the Lower East Side Film Festival in NYC. We worked on the film, adding pictures and music, and are very proud of the finished product. It will screen at the festival on Feb. 8, 11, 12 and 25.
For more info about the film and the filmmakers visit:
Again, thanks for your support. Hopefully this will lead to more recognition for Adam.
We had a very successful screening last January in Culture Fix NYC, Lower East Side! Not only was it a full house, but we also got a lot of positive response and constructive feedback!
Now the film has travelled to Malaysia and we are very excited to show it to all of our backers! Please don't forget to include your mailing address as we will be sending out the invites soon.
For now, this is the trailer that we just recently released through the website www.wayangworks.com.
Well....indeed ALL Kodachrome processing ended as they
said it would. On February 2nd, our bundle of film, the last
Kodachrome batch we'll ever send off, arrived in Kentucky -
a mixture of Super 8mm movie film and 35mm slide film.
I'll post a few stills from the Super 8 lot.
From Dec. 26th - Jan. 18th, Dwayne’s Photo processed
20,564 rolls of 35mm, 3,565 of 8mm and 57,655 feet of
16mm Kodachrome motion & still film!
We'll be back on the road shortly, carving out the final portions
of the documentary, so if you haven't received your postcard
yet, be on the lookout! All of the other gifts are being crafted
and will be mailed out over the next couple of months.
Thanks again for all the kind support. Every step of the way has
been full of stories, good company, creation, and discovery.
It's special to have a community help you chase a dream.
All for now!
OH NO! just kidding. but seriously, this is great.on
Thank you very much to everyone who has started backing the project after the first day, we will be posting our progress on here as well as our vimeo and blog. Here is a link to our most recent animatic, 8.0 with new shots and sounds.
Our special thanks goes out to bapsi, Alex Luko, and Ella L. Dallman. We appreciate everything you guys are doing and will continue to work hard towards making this film the best it can be.
There are many special moments in a person’s life…and then there are Golden Moments – those times that will shine in the heart forever.
The opening of my Photo Exhibit “Discover Your Doorway / Discovery: Our Doorway” was, and will always be, one of those Golden Memories for me.
Thank you to everyone who came and turned the evening into a blessed, joyful and magical night. Thank you to all of YOU who pledged their support to fund this work. Thank you to all the people who helped turn this inspiration into a reality. When an idea like this comes to life, it is only because of the love, support and cooperation of many. Thank you. I could not have done this without you.
This exhibit is a dream come true. I’ve taken pictures my entire life, simply because I love what I see on the other end of my lens: people, animals and our beautiful Mother Earth. I hope that when you look at my photographs and my 3-D Doorway pieces, you will feel what I feel when I experience the joy, healing and energy I receive from the beauty that surrounds us.
On the walls of the exhibit hangs my art, but the real stars of Opening Night was you…who opened your hearts and accompanied me on this special evening at Books & Books. Thank you.
It’s never too late to realize your dreams. All you have to do is take a deep breath, trust, open the door and walk through. You will discover a multitude of treasures on the other side, as I have.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please send your friends to the exhibit…it will be up the entire month of February. And please visit this website as there are many other of my photographs throughout all the pages. They are all available for purchase, as well as the Doorway pieces you saw on display.
Love & Light,
Once you've made your pledge of $25 or more, its time to claim your Candygram!
The inspiration for these super cute cards (each one comes with a lollypop too!) came from my days on the student council back in middle school (my short lived political phase) when we used to sell these from a folding table at lunch to support the cause d'jour. Then on the special day, we would deliver them to the lucky recipients in homeroom...I don't know about you but I enjoyed nothing more then being lavished with lollypops by my friends and secret admirers ;)
By supporting A-Z with a pledge of $25 or more, you've just bought the grown up version.
The next step is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
-The recipients name and address
-Your personal message
It’s that easy. If you would like to insure that your Candygram makes it by February 14th, we suggest that you make your pledge by Wednesday (TOMORROW!), February 9th. If you haven't made your pledge by then, or you don't contact us by the 9th, no worries. It turns out that any time is a good time to do something special for someone!
This is a great way to do something unique for someone you love (partner, friend, child, parent…pet :) while supporting the arts at the same time! Pretty sweet.
Co-Artistic Director, A-Z Productions
On Saturday January 29th "Artefacting Mumbai" turned Dharavi's 13th Compound into an OPEN HOUSE. Over 300 people from all walks of life in Mumbai and over the world for that matter, descended upon a multi-media arts exhibition. Our phones were ringing non-stop as we directed eager to be attendees to the pick up station, where guides whisked the public into the medina of Dharavi, and into the exhibition. "Art Exhibition" banners were draped from the footbridge... maps were distributed, and hundreds of outsiders entered Dharavi for the first time.
Visitors bounced between 16 different installations, galleries, and theaters that were all nestled into Dharavi's public spaces, recycling sheds, and depots. Spectators found themselves equally thrilled and surprised by the people and action around them, and many were embarrassed for only now entering Dharavi for their first time. The locals' courtesy was unexpected to many of the art goers, and similarly the locals were ok with being the host to an invasion of sorts; even if it slowed down their pace of work.
In the end, the turnout and reaction was nothing short of spectacular. And the following day messages and voices began flooding in expressions desire to see the exhibition. SOOOOO .... onto the more well-to-do Colaba district of Mumbai we go, to bring Artefacting Mumbai to the Project 88 Gallery. Ahead is more work and hopefully more success in dispelling notions of fear in exchange for curiosity and knowledge.