Friday, October 10, 2008

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FILM SERIES: African Stone Carving Documentary, October 15

Documentary - USA, ZIMBABWE
Date: Wednesday, October 15
Time: 7PM - FREE admission
Location: Langston Hughes PAC
104 17th Ave. S. (map)

SPIRITS IN STONE traces the 1,000 year old culture of stone carving in Africa through the work of the legendary Shona stone carvers whose homeland is Zimbabwe and southeastern Africa. Through these artists, the spirit of the stone is revealed to the artist and expressed through its carving.
Come and share in the spirit and beauty of this fine art form and meet local stone carver Sabah Al-Dhaher for a post screening discussion on the art and legacy of stone carving.

This film p
rovides excellent context for Langston's world premiere fall play, Bobby and Jerome”, set in a stone yard operated by a cathedral near Harlem, NYC.

The LHAAFF is also pleased to present: a 35-minute video profile of the late Seattle-based sculptor, James Washington, Jr (pictured). The film will be introduced with commentary by Timothy J. Detweiler,
Executive Director, the James Washington Jr. Studio and Garden.