*Flyer provided by Keitra Stoker, FCAA Childrens's Chair
Monday, March 12, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Franklin County Arts Alliance & Lake Country Roasters Presents:
ANNUAL COFFEE HOUSE & OPEN-MIC/
MVHS ART EXHIBIT RECEPITON
(Exhibit open March 2-30)
SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD
Cultural Arts Center
100 Rusk St.
Mt. Vernon, TX
(one block west of courthouse)
*Lake Country Roasters Coffee & Finger Foods Available
*All are welcome to perform or watch!
Song, dance, poetry, prose, theatre, musical instruments, BE CREATIVE, but please keep content clean & appropriate.
*Cole Barker High School Art Awards winners will also be announced.
Mat Hames is an Austin Texas based Emmy Award winning filmmaker whose documentaries have been distributed by the Sundance Channel, PBS, Hulu, Amazon and Netflix. His film What Was Ours follows three native Americans in their journey to reclaim lost artifacts and open a tribal museum on their reservation in Wyoming. The film aired nationally on U.S. Television at part of PBS’ Independent Lens 2017 series, and is available on Amazon Prime streaming services. Hames’ film When I Rise, about African-American mezzo-soprano opera singer Barbara Conrad, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and had an international premiere at HotDocs in Toronto. After playing in ten festivals in the US, the UK, and Canada, the film entered the festival circuit in Europe, aired on PBS’s Independent Lens series, and was nominated for an IDA Documentary Award. He recently traveled to the remote village of Pushkar, India for his film World’s Greatest Head Massage for Rooster Teeth’s RTDocs division, for which he was a Webby Award Honoree. Mat directed the short documentary Fighting Goliath narrated by Robert Redford. It was the official selection of 12 film festivals. Hames’ directorial debut was Last Best Hope, an award-winning documentary film about the Belgian Resistance during WWII, which aired nationally on PBS and garnered numerous awards at film festivals, and for which he was knighted by Belgian King Albert II. He is a co-founder of Austin production company Alpheus Media.
*Photos & Bio courtesy of Mat Hames
Thursday, February 1, 2018
I was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Texas. I graduated high school in 2000, and then I went to Texas Tech in Lubbock. I graduated from Tech in 2005 with a BFA in graphic design. Once graduated, I moved to Austin. After living in Austin for four years, I entered the alternative certification process with Region 13 to become an art educator. Once I received my teaching certificate I accepted my first job in Victoria, Texas. I taught middle and high school art there for 3 years. I moved back to Mt. Vernon to teach art at the high school, and I have been teaching here for 7 years.
I am passionate about art, and I enjoy working in a variety of media. I have been working with paper for around 12 years, and I think it is fair to say I have become a little obsessed. I find the possibilities of paper an endless source of curiosity and joy.
*Bio provided by Audrey Norman