ARTYARD’S CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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ArtYard’s Hatching is an annual celebration of incubation, creativity and Frenchtown history on the site where millions of eggs were hatched for over a century.
It will take place at the Hatchery during Riverfest in Frenchtown on Sunday, Sept. 3rd, 2017.
ArtYard’s First Hatching in 2016
This screening is part of the celebrations around ArtYard’s Hatch on Sept 3rd, 2017.
A film for all ages.
Duration: 1 hour and 32 minutes.
FilmYard is excited to present Dr. Seuss’ wonderfully surreal musical fantasy adventure The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T . The only feature film written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), who was responsible for the story, screenplay, and lyrics. It was directed by Roy Rowland, with many takes directed, uncredited, by producer Stanley Kramer.
Young Bart Collins lives with his widowed mother Heloise. The bane of Bart’s existence is the hated piano lessons he endures under the tutelage of the autocratic Dr. Terwilliker. Bart feels that his mother has fallen under Terwilliker’s influence, and gripes to plumber August Zabladowski, without result. While hammering at his lessons, Bart dozes off and enters a musical dream.
In the dream, Bart is trapped at the surreal Terwilliker Institute, where the piano teacher is a madman dictator who has imprisoned non-piano-playing musicians. He built a piano so large that it requires Bart and 499 other boys (hence, 5,000 fingers) to play it. Bart’s mother has become Terwilliker’s hypnotized assistant and bride-to-be, and Bart must dodge the Institute’s guards as he scrambles to save his mother and himself. He tries to recruit Mr. Zabladowski, who was hired to install the Institute’s lavatories ahead of a vital inspection, but only after skepticism and foot-dragging are the plumber convinced to help. The two construct a noise-sucking contraption which ruins the mega-piano’s opening concert. The enslaved boys run riot, and the “atomic” noise-sucker explodes in spectacular fashion, bringing Bart out from his dream.
The movie ends on a hopeful note for Bart, when Mr. Zabladowski notices Heloise and offers to drive her to town in his jeep. Bart escapes from the piano and runs off to play.
We look forward to seeing you on September 3rd!
The ArtYard team.
Poetry reading by Aracelis Girmay and John Smith.
Aracelis Girmay is author of three books of poetry, the most recent, The Black Maria, the poet Rigoberto González in the Los Angeles Times describes “a blessing to the living and the dead, a tribute to lives lost, a song of hope, perseverance, and gratitude flourishing despite class conflict and racial strife.” In this event, the Award-winning Girmay, a virtuoso performer, will be preceded by a reading by the popular poet John Smith, a long-time Frenchtown resident, author of the poetry collection, Even that Indigo, a poet whose work has been published in numerous literary magazines and in NJ Audubon since the 1980s.
Sister Cities Girlchoir. www.sistercitiesgirlchoir.org
Special animation by Elsa Mora.
Come see the exhibition from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
“Ken Nicol’s work is part savant and part madness; using everyday objects to the extreme he creates work that boggles the imagination. With simple tools, like Bic pens, tape, and Fine Makers, he runs them through a grueling, time dense process that only ends when the pens, or rolls expire. He combines the obsessive talents of a collector, with a keen observational talent of seeing art in common things and daily life, and then is able to create the tools (his work) for us to see it too. Genuine, humble and moving” (Todd Falkowsky via The Canadian Design Resource). Lois
Lois Andison is a sculptor/instal
A project curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora.
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Screening of Akira Kurosawa’s classic film, Rashomon, followed by the world premiere of composer Richard McIntyre’s original operetta, Rashomon.