Discover the paintings and prints of artist Joan Mitchell and celebrate the art of filmmaking during this day of family fun. Participate in a special gallery tour, digitize drawings you create, and see inspiring new films and videos by young filmmakers ages 10 to 18, part of the Women with Vision festival.
FILMS: JUNIOR HOME GIRLS, PART I
Watch how these videomakers bring a genie and a dream about living in the sea to life, show the importance of true pet friendship, build a tepee from the ground up, and broadcast the highlights of girls' swimming. Program length 31 minutes. Auditorium.
12 NOON AND 4 PM
WORKSHOP: ART-MAKING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Use a microphone, video camera, computer, and your own artwork to create a short film. Write a story and draw characters that will be digitized. Final work will be seen on a video monitor. Led by artist Usry Alleyne. Outer lobby.
WEB-SITE PRESENTATION: JUNIOR HOME GIRLS, CYBERCHICAS
The teen Cyberchicas will take you on an tour of their Web site (www.walkerart.org/teenarts/cyberchicas) that includes comics, writing, artwork, and the interactive program Girl Parts: Shake 'em up, in which users can design their own ads and display them in the online gallery. Lecture Room.
FILMS: JUNIOR HOME GIRLS, PART II
In these five films, young media artists celebrate their communities and cultures. Program length 41 minutes. Auditorium.
FAMILY TOUR: HEAR ALL ABOUT IT
Visit the exhibition The Nature of Abstraction: Joan Mitchell Paintings, Drawings, and Prints and learn about her colorful, energetic landscapes. Meet in the lobby.
1:45, 2:30, AND 3:30 PM
FILMS: JUNIOR HOME GIRLS, PARTS III-V
APPROPRIATE FOR AGES 13 AND OLDER. Works by teen filmmakers in these programs focus on identity, family, and many of the growing pains and social issues facing today's young women, such as pregnancy and domestic violence. Other young directors explore the boundaries of film and video media, creating playful animations and sophisticated experimental works. Program lengths vary. Auditorium.
For more information, call 612.375.7622 (TDD: 612.375.7585).
FREE FIRST SATURDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY COLDWELL BANKER BURNET.
SATURDAY FAMILY PROGRAMMING IS MADE POSSIBLE BY TARGET STORES, DAYTON'S, AND THE JAY AND ROSE PHILLIPS FAMILY FOUNDATION.
CYBERCHICAS WAS HELD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BLAKE SCHOOL, NORTHROP CAMPUS, AND MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM MCI WORLDCOM .