Feb. 4 at 6:30 pm & Feb. 6 at 8:30 pm | The Magic Lantern
Poster design by Joe Preston
War and poverty force Gulzar to run away from Kashmir with his best friend. But they discover a mysterious woman braving curfew to research their dying lake. As Gulzar falls for her, rivalry and jealousy threaten his boyhood friendship and their plans of escape.
Hosted by Vandana Asthana and A.C. Shukla (Feb. 4 Only)
Here’s a cool movie poster by a Spokane designer. The Spokane International Film Festival had 21 artists design 21 film posters for the event.
Not only is the art museum in St. Louis free, but you can sit and stare at Monet’s “Water Lillies” like you’re the edgiest person in the world.
The structure was built for the 1904 World’s Fair. They used an Ohio artist to give the campus that “look”. You know, the one where if you turned off all electricity, you could light the place with candlelight and be transported to a classic era.
To add to that flavor, King Louis IX greets you on horseback. Well, he’s a statue but that’s no bother.
I guess what really tugs at my mind is that the museum is free and its home to modern art relics by Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh. Is it strange to think that I didn’t realize this city could handle those names? I thought they were reserved for Europe or maybe New York City.
Not even the art museum in Seattle or Spokane is free. Nor do they have the Roman inspiration in architecture. Somebody is getting the shaft - I wonder who?
We hastened through the museum because there was only 20 minutes until closing. A secret hope blossomed that we’d be locked inside overnight, but something tells me that would become a sensationalized news story instead of the romantic escapade I was looking for.
Photos from last week: …a misguided cigarette sparked a bark fire outside the Manito Tap House. While some crews battled brush fires in northwest Spokane, another crew responded Sunday evening to the very small fire and were able to wash it out quickly. Made for a cute photo opportunity outside the South Hill pub.
…a weird art project showed up along Riverside and Lincoln on Thursday morning. To recreate the “nature reserve” project, all you would need is: a slab of sod, a cut-out from a cardboard box and a marker. Somebody added the “Spokane Nature Reserve” to Facebook places. Only one person checked in.
…When beavers need relocating in Eastern Washington, their first destination is Joe Cannon’s backyard. The ecologist from the Lands Council has a beaver cage set up to house beaver families until a remote home has been found for them. This little guy (or gal) was causing problems for a rancher’s detention pond.
With a wide-angle lens, I had to get a little closer to the beaver than I would have liked. I didn’t notice the beaver’s facial expression on some shots until I got home that evening. When I showed Mike the photo (bottom right), he said, “That’s a troll face if I ever saw one.”
When genocide struck Rwanda’s countryside in spring of 1994, an estimated half a million men, women and children were killed over the course of 13 weeks. According to Human Rights Watch, the true number is hard to establish due to denials, exaggerations and lies.
“The younger generation is very powerful and very smart and energetic. We’re giving opportunities, working with disadvantaged and especially orphaned kids to learn and get to know art,” said. Nkuranga
Art is a struggle in Rwanda, but Nkuranga says, “I don’t complain. There’s a lot to be done, but we’re getting there.”