Artlightenment, the annual Multi-media Art Show and Film Festival which showcases visual artists, painters, sculptors and filmmakers is slated to run November 14, 15 and 16 at the Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre in Nashville.
Created by painter, sculptor and film producer, Robyn Morshead in 2009, Artlightenment is a three day event which features workshops, live music and a fashion show.
This year’s Festival will highlight the work of landmark photographer Raeanne Rubenstein whose work has graced the pages of numerous publications such as People Magazine and The New York Times. Rarely seen images of iconic celebrities scanning four decades of American Pop Culture, such as Andy Warhol, John and Yoko, Lou Reed, Jim Morrison and Dustin Hoffman will be available for viewing throughout the Festival. In addition, attendees can hear Rubenstein speak when she hosts a talk: “My Life as a Celebrity Photographer” on Friday, November 15 at 6:30 pm
On Saturday, November 16 (4:00 pm-6:00 pm), award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer of music for film, television and album projects, Greg Simms will be the featured speaker for a two hour workshop – “Film Composing 101: Making Your Movie With Music”. As the composer of the closing theme for Oprah’s first prime time special, “Legends Ball” and the CGI animated film, “The Lion of Judah” Simms will discuss his work and host a Q and A session with the audience.
In addition, the Festival will feature The MTSU Florence Project, three films produced by well-known Documentary Filmmaker Tom Neff and shot by student filmmakers from MTSU. The films center on the unlikely cross-cultural exchange between Florence, Italy and Murfreesboro, TN, as MTSU filmmakers traveled there to make these extraordinary films about contemporary Italian artists, their work and methodology.
Sherry Carlisle and the Impalers will be kicking off the festivities on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm. The band is comprised of veteran touring and session musicians who have played with such notable acts as James Taylor, Cream and The Jordanaires.
Tickets for the event are $10. Ticketholders will have access to all exhibits and workshops, as well as the Film Festival, closing-night awards and fashion show.
For more information on the Artlightenment 2013 Art and Film Festival or to purchase tickets, please visit: artlightenment.com.