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Film Screening: Sign Painters

Thursday, March 19, 2015
7:00PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

Charleston-based muralist David Boatwright will be in attendance for an audience discussion after the film.

We see them every day without a second thought. Weathered by time with distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150-year-old American history. What was once a common job has become a highly specialized trade and a unique craft struggling with technological advances.

Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney, and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose that exemplifies the working-class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with an approach and an appreciation for balance between art and commerce.

Faythe Levine works as an independent researcher, artist, photographer, filmmaker, and curator. Her work focuses on themes of community, creativity, awareness, process, empowerment, and documentation. Levine’s first film and book, Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design, was published by Princeton Architectural Press. She is currently working on her third book about pioneer show-woman Mimi Garneau.

Film Screening: Sign Painters

Thursday, March 19, 2015
7:00PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street
Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
843.953.4422


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