A story of North Adams, MA and their transformation form a desolate postindustrial city to a thriving community.
April 21 at 6:00 pm
SEILERS’ STUDIO and GALLERY
129 S. 7th Street, Zanesville, OH
In the 1980s, the Sprague Electric Company in North Adams, Massachusetts closed, and many of the 4000 residents of that factory town were out of work. The film examines how this struggling working class town ended up betting its future on art by creating the largest museum of contemporary art in America in that abandoned factory: the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA). Zanesville certainly has a few abandoned factories. Can we learn anything from North Adams? Mike Seiler and Dave Mitzel will lead a discussion after the film – to bring it all back home!!
As Kathy and I live our lives in the downtown, there are some fun times at the studio and our home. Many of you who know Kathy know her many interests especially with her love of reptiles and the like. She has been raising a Jackson Chameleon. Along the way she picked up two praying mantis egg casings. Now all hatched she feeds them wingless fruit flies. She has made them available to folks who would like to raise one for fun and release when the weather warms up.
REEL MEAL is a social event in historic downtown Zanesville, Ohio. Documentary and vintage films are accompanied with a drinks and snacks. Join us the third Saturday of each month.
Saturday, March 17 @ 6:00 p.m.
Seed: The Untold Story
In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. The winner of 18 film festival awards, The Untold Story is the story of the passionate seed-keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. The film will be presented by our own Suellen Skinner who will share the most current information about planned seed giveaways in Zanesville and the latest on local community gardening initiatives. If you farm or garden, you’ll be glad of the information. If you eat, you will also find this an important movie!
What You Should Bring:
• A snack – only if you feel like it. (It is St. Paddy’s Day – maybe something green?)
• A lawn chair – in case we run out. Throw it in the trunk
• A small donation to help us with expenses.
• Your ideas and opinions!
What REEL MEAL provides:
• A great venue and interesting films
• A gathering of interesting, involved individuals!
Please let your friends know about us, and LIKE us on Facebook to keep current about up-coming movies. Everyone is welcome!
Artists of the Winding Road, A to Z, Curated by Michael Seiler and David Mitzel is an exhibit of 12 artists from the region of Ohio that covers a small corner of Appalachia which features a variety of artists working in a variety of media. Exhibit opens January 20th and runs through April 15th at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster, Ohio.
Curator’s Talk, January 20th, 2 pm at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio at 145 E Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130