LW FilmSociety to Show Body Painting: The Living Canvas
Inaugural Events Sept. 27 and 28
Last updated 9/25/2019 at 11:43am
The new Lake Wales Film Society at Melange will host its inaugural event with two pre-premier screenings of "Body Painting: The Living Canvas," a documentary film by Karyn Finley Thompson and David H.R. Hauser.
The 50-minute film will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Art Gallery at Melange Antiques, 250 E. Park Ave. in historic downtown Lake Wales. The society's promotion says: "What better canvas than the human body? It is art that breathes. With body painting you transcend human form. Body painting is an art form that has a soul." The films contain nudity.
The documentary includes body painting processes from start to finish, contests and festivals from various parts of the world, and interviews with some of the people who offer themselves up as living canvases for the imaginative creations of some of the world's most accomplished and celebrated body artists.
In addition to the documentary, on the same two nights, there will also be a special preview exhibit of wonderful, whimsical Robots, made from antique collected and found objects, by artist Linda Bower. These highly entertaining and animated mechanical beings are a teaser for a larger exhibit of Bower's work, planned for the future at Melange.
The $10 donation includes the film, free beverages and hors d'oeuvres.