Today the Artlightenment film festival and art show opens. This year’s theme: “the light side of art and film.” On Sunday, the artists of the festival gathered for a tea and meet and greet.
The Artlightenment festival is unique in that it has the purpose to uplift the artists themselves, not any other cause. So the artists were brought together days before the opening, to share tea and see who was behind the beautiful works of art that are now adorning the walls of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Nashville.
The Church of Scientology is proud to host the event as it shares this commitment to helping artists. Founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, an artist himself, believed artists pave the way for the future of the culture and the church carries this message forward.
The theme for the 2014 Artlightenment festival is “the light side of art and film.” The festival begins Nov 13 and runs through Saturday, Nov 15. Artists showcased this year include underwater photographer Christy Lee Rogers, actress and filmmaker Carla Christina Contreras, celebrity photographer Raeanne Rubenstein and screenwriter Annie Kananack.
Rogers will deliver a seminar entitled “Making a Career as an Artist,” Thursday at 6pm. Her work has been described as, “…undeniably contemporary yet also timeless,” by writer Duncan Beebe for Eyemazing Magazine. Rogers’ seminar will be followed by Contreras with her seminar “Secrets to a Long and Successful Acting Career.” Contreras was born and raised in Hollywood and has been acting since the age of three.
The seminars have been an integral part of the festival since its inception, where successful artists pass on their knowledge to others.
The festival takes place Nov 13-15 at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville, 1130 8th Ave S, and all are welcome. For more information, visit artlightenment.com.