Join us at The Depot for our very first film screening! American Folk will be presented on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 8:15pm. Tickets for the showing are $10. Soundtrack CDs will be available for purchase.
A Film By: David Heinz
Starring: Folk singers Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth, featuring Krisha Fairchild
Run time: 99 minutes | PG
When their plane from Los Angeles to New York is grounded on the morning of September 11, 2001, strangers Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) are unexpectedly thrust together amidst the chaos of that historic day. With little in common but both needing to get to NYC urgently, they accept help from Joni's family friend Scottie (Krisha Fairchild) who lends the duo a rusty old 1972 Chevy Van. The shock and stress of 9/11 quickly threatens to derail their cross country journey until the pair discover what they do have in common: a love for old folk songs. Armed with a pile of guitars left in the van from Scottie’s touring days, Elliott and Joni raise their voices together (and with those they meet on the road), re-discovering the healing nature of music and bearing witness to a nation of people who, even while mourning, manage to lift each other up in the wake of tragedy.
With a refreshing gentleness and beauty, AMERICAN FOLK lovingly chronicles the spaces between the suffering and fear, where music has the power to connect. Musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth give nuanced and thoughtful performances, with voices that are uplifting and achingly gorgeous. Filmed over 3,500 miles in 14 states, AMERICAN FOLK serves as a love letter to the natural beauty of America, to the style of music that has shepherded us through historically tough times and to the kindness of all of the "folk" that make America what it is.
Uncork Your Inner Artist with Brad Price while having a wonderful time during a second wine and palette event at The Depot on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Participants will complete an 11” x 14” oil painting, with refreshments and all necessary supplies included in the $100 fee. Price is generously donating his services for this fundraising event, making more than 80% of the enrollment fee eligible as a tax deductible donation toward improved lighting in The Depot Gallery. To enroll, phone 405-307-9320.
Brad Price is a romantic, a backpacker, an impressionist, and a lover of high places. Through painting he makes an emotional visit to the scene he is painting. His style emphasizes contrast and bold complementary color. He is represented by Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe and by other galleries throughout the southwest.
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Brad attributes much of his development as a painter to his admiration and study of New Mexico’s early masters. The brush strokes are bold and directional in nature. They set up a rhythmic movement that directs the eye, guiding the viewer through the composition. His paintings are a total experience placed on canvas.
According to Price, art is experience and the sharing of experience. It is creating something new and beautiful for the world, and then sharing that moment with others. Come share in this delightful afternoon with Brad and let him help you “uncork your inner artist” to create your something new and beautiful, and help light up the art in the Depot Gallery while doing so.
The Depot is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization offering excellent and innovative fine arts programs for the enrichment and education of the community. Programs include the Depot Gallery, Summer Breeze and Winter Wind Concert Series, Poetry Readings, workshops and other educational opportunities, all made possible with the assistance of grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, generous sponsors, program revenues, memberships, and income from rental of The Depot for private events.