This film series brings art and artists to the big screen. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for audiences to learn more about an art form and/or the artist(s) who specializes in that form. Guest speakers are typically present to introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. The Rehoboth Art League is a co-sponsor of the events that feature the visual arts.

 

hockney

Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 pm

Admission: $9 per person. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office,
302-645-9095. Online reservations will close Tuesday, August 16 at 12:00 noon. Admission will be avilable at the door.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, Lewes (behind the Lewes Wawa)

Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright takes viewers on an exclusive tour of the eclectic artist, David Hockney’s studio, where at the age of 77, he still paints seven days a week. An important contributor to the British Pop Art scene of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of his generation. The film examines his upbringing and life experiences which have given him the willpower to survive relationship problems, and later the AIDS epidemic, while allowing him to create some of the most celebrated works of the past century. Hockney permits us to hear from the man's friends, listen to theories about what drives him, and most of all, shows his art in all its luxurious diversity.

Hockney is bold, funny and inspiring. In her film review, Wendy Ide of The Times (UK) calls Hockney, “An engaging and affectionate tribute to one of the art world’s most loveable characters.” [2014, UK, Runtime: 112 minutes, Not Rated]

Featured Speaker after the screening

Constance Costigan is Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at George Washington University. Her works are in such major collections as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Phillips collection, the University of Iowa Museum, the George Washington University Permanent Collection, and other public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She was the subject of a one person show and catalogue at the Phillips Collection. Her works have been exhibited in one person and group shows in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, and Cleveland, as well as England, Scotland and India.

A frequent lecturer and juror for art programs, Costigan has conducted numerous workshops at educational and arts organizations. She received her B.S. from Simmons College and the Boston Museum School, and her M.A. in painting from American University in Washington, D.C.

Read more about Hockney in this recent July 4th article from the New York TimesClick here.