CELEBRATING BASIL KING!
I'm pleased to be part of this, and encourage moi Peeps as well to participate!
We, The Friends of Basil King, have organized to call attention to Basil’s amazing work straddling two major creative forms – painting and poetry. While his books and public readings have garnered praise and attention, the vast majority of his visual work has never been publically available.
We have commissioned a film, Basil King: Mirage, by Nicole Peyrafitte and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, to depict the intimacy between writing and painting in his work, with special attention to his visual art. Here is a one-minute trailer:
This film will premiere as part of “Basil’s Arc – The Paintings and Poetics of Basil King,” celebrating his achievements. We'll have talks and performances along with the film -- on September 22, 2012, in New York City.
We have already raised half the funds needed to complete the film and host the event! We need $7,000 to complete the project.
Please join with us in creating a memorable introduction to what George Quasha called “a self-contained civilization waiting for visitors.” TO DONATE BY CREDIT CARD OR PAY PAL ACCOUNT click this link and use the DONATE button.
Lunar Chandelier, Kim Lyon's small press, is hosting the online donations. If you prefer to SEND A CHECK, make it out to Kimberly Lyons, with "Basil's Arc" on the memo line. Mail to Kim c/o V. Bakaitis, 323 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Even small gifts will help get us there.
The Friends of Basil King:
Mitch Highfill, Vincent Katz, Burt Kimmelman, Martha King, Kimberly Lyons
Please consider forwarding this appeal to anyone you know who may also be interested.
For more information about the film or the program, visit the King Ink blog at www.basilking.net
Our early advisors, friends, and supporters:
Jeffrey C. Wright
Lee Ann Brown
Daina and Forrest Claypool
Labels: Visual Art