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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Ivy

Tonight @ the Charles Allis Art Museum - 7:30 p.m.

The normally lovable Joan Fontaine stepped out of her comfort zone for the 1947 film noir Ivy to play a despicable villainess. In the title role, Fontaine manipulates men for power and wealth, but when one potential suitor rejects her advances, she plans to have him poisoned and pin the blame on her . . .
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Art Review

George Ray McCormick, Sr. has been on earth for 65 years. Apparently it gave him a goodly dose of hell and purgatory until he renounced living on the edge and reaffirmed his faith in 1991. A year later he began a new life that included making art, specifically dolls and various wood carvings. I first saw his work years ago at Walker’s Point Center for Arts. This year he returned to the center to participate in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” On May 28, a mini-retrospective of his efforts (“From the Secular to the Spiritual”) opens at The Charles Allis Art Museum . . .
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tonight @ the Charles Allis Art Museum - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

George McCormick fathoms himself a storyteller, but his medium is unorthodox. Instead of relying on the written or spoken word, he uses sculpture and woodcarvings. Found objects both natural and manmade work their way into his pieces, which convey autobiographical incidents, Biblical tales and traditional African . . .
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Art Preview

Beginning May 28 at the Charles Allis Art Museum, George Ray McCormick Sr. juxtaposes his two visions of life in the retrospective “Journey from the Secular to the Spiritual: Works by George McCormick Sr.” The approximately 35 pieces include imaginative, finely crafted carvings, assemblages and sculptures that illustrate McCormick’s artistic transformation.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Charles Allis Art Museum - 7:30 p.m.

The Charles Allis Art Museum concludes its series of classic biographical films tonight with a 7:30 p.m. screening of the 1932 oddity Rasputin and the Empress. This drama charts the self-professed healer’s rise in the Romanov family, his role in their downfall and his violent death, which is depicted surprisingly brutally. . .
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tonight @ the Charles Allis Art Museum - 7:30 p.m.

The Charles Allis Art Museum continues its series of classic biographical films tonight with a 7:30 p.m. screening of the 1932 oddity Rasputin and the Empress. This forgotten drama charts the self-professed healer’s rise in the Romanov family, his role in their downfall and his violent death.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Charles Allis Art Museum - 7:30 PM

The Charles Allis Art Museum continues its series of classic, biographical films tonight with a 7:30 p.m. screening of the 1946 oddity Magnificent Doll, a rare period film staring Ginger Rogers. Rogers plays Dolley Madison, the Quaker torn between two powerful romantic interests: Aaron Burr and James Madison . . .
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Charles Allis Art Museum - 7:30 PM

The Charles Allis Art Museum continues its series of classic film biographies of historical people with a 7:30 p.m. screening of 1937’s Conquest, one of the few films about Maria Walewska. Walewska was a Polish countess who became Napoleon Bonaparte’s mistress, even bearing his illegitimate son. She has been . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Charles Allis Art Museum - 7:30 PM

The Charles Allis Art Museum concludes its tribute to British actor Robert Donat tonight with a 7:30 p.m. screening of Goodbye Mr. Chips, a 1939 tear-jerking staring Donat as a teacher who, after finding his footing, learns to bond with his students. The film was a massive critical success upon its initial release, securing seven Academy Award nominations . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Charles Allis Art Museum - 7:30 PM

The Charles Allis Art Museum continues its tribute to British actor Robert Donat tonight with a 7:30 p.m. screening of one of his more curious films, 1936’s The Ghost Goes West. This fantasy-comedy about an 18th century ghost who finds himself, through a comedy of errors, on a ship headed toward Florida, was a huge . . .

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