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CATCH THE FILM AT ONE OF OUR SCREENINGS...
February 7, 2018 - University of Colorado, Colorado Springs-Colorado Springs, CO
Doors open at 6:45 pm. Screening time: 7:30 pm
Q&A session with film makers after the screening.
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March 8, 2018 - The Collective Community Arts Center, Lafayette, CO
Women's History Month Celebration
Screening time: 7:00 pm, Q&A following with film makers
For more information visit www.cityoflafayette.com
If you'd like to see Agnes Martin Before the Grid screened in your town, please contact your favorite cinema or museum that show documentaries. People requesting the film have made many of these screenings happen.
New venues are updated often. Please check screenings for upcoming events
This month, Kathleen Brennan is featured on the blog #100days100women. Everyday for 100 days, starting on December 1, 2017, the blog features a female artist. 100days100women is a list of 100 women artists compiled to celebrate the launch of the biography Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon. This biography was written by Henry Martin, who was the narrator of the film Agnes Martin Before the Grid.
DreamTree Project co-founders Kim Thompson and Cami Hartman with Agnes Martin.
Agnes Martin Birthday Celebration
Come join us for a night out, to celebrate Agnes and benefit DreamTree Project! The Agnes Martin Birthday celebration at the Trading Post Cafe is Thursday, March 22nd, starting at 6pm, is a benefit for DreamTree Project. This year, Agnes Martin would have been 106 years old. This March also marks 20 years since the seed was planted for DreamTree Project. Agnes ate lunch daily at the Trading Post Cafe and was a long-time supporter of DreamTree.
Tickets for the dinner + book are $150; tickets for dinner alone are $100. A pair of tickets costs $250 and includes a book. Beer and wine are included with the ticket price. Please contact Irene Loy, Outreach Coordinator at DreamTree Project, at 575.425.0239 or [email protected] to purchase tickets.
Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon (Schaffner Press) will be published March 2018 across the U.S. Written by Henry Martin, research assistant and narrator on Agnes Martin Before the Grid.
This comprehensive biography explores the artist's life from her birth in the pioneer plains of Canada to her status of icon in the New Mexico desert (and everything in between). Covering the span of Martin's life, the book includes many characters featured in the Before the Grid documentary including Kristina Wilson, Marcia Oliver, Bob Ellis, Jim Wagner, Louise Sause, and John De Puy.
Henry Martin says, "Working on Agnes Martin Before the Grid with filmmakers Kathleen Brennan and Jina Brenneman was an incredible collaboration for me. Not only did I learn from their scholarship and methodology, I was inspired by their foresight in tackling overlooked chapters in Agnes Martin's life."
An award-winning Irish writer and art scholar, based in the U.K., the author hopes that Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon will appeal to a broad audience, while revealing many new discoveries (and rare photographs) to those already familiar with the artist's life and work. Described by Betty Parsons' biographer, Lee Hall, as "Rich, clear, detailed, and wide-ranging,"
Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon will be available to order from all good bookshops. Paperback Original, 9781943156306, $18.95, 352 pages
January Film Screening
On Friday, January 19, 2018, Taos Retirement Village hosted a screening of the film. Residents came to watch a story about an artist who once lived in their community. Kathleen was present and had a great discussion with the residents.
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Museum Gift Shops
Does your local museum have a gift shop? If so, let them know they can start selling the Agnes Martin Before the Grid DVD by emailing us at [email protected]
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