Asheville, North Carolina, painter Kreh Mellick’s keen eye for the constant and the moving was birthed out of long hours of studying an unlikely subject.
There’s a vast universe that divides words and images. A work is either written or painted, narrated or illustrated – hardly both. But American painter Edwin Parker “Cy” Twombly (April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) spent his life blurring those well-defined lines, often employing both the written word and the rendered picture to instill tension, frustration and mystery in his work.
It’s generally easy to explain why we like certain music or a certain film. But somehow, in the echoing hallways of an art gallery, the quiet formality can make fine art feel unattainable, or even uninspiring.
It’s back-breaking work that requires late nights, early mornings and a whole lot of faith that your effort won’t prove to be in vain. Throwing pottery – seen by many as a hobby reserved for art classes with pre-fabricated kilns – is more than just a craft.
In two weeks, North Mississippi will play host to dozens of independent, interesting and unusual films — and those who create them. But the Oxford Film Festival is more than just an opportunity to watch eclectic movies and mingle with filmmakers.
“In an age of increasing distractions, we must choose less random thought bubbles of nothingness to gain more focused attention toward something meaningful. One of the greatest choices we can make in our fast-paced society is to stop and think – it’s a lost art form.”