Monday, March 3, 2014

World Premiere of "These Are Mysteries"

On March 1st, 2014, Parnell and Grace Necklace hosted the world premier of "These Are Mysteries", episode #15 of The Amerikans, at their home in Peebles, Ohio. The film, which stars Lakota Elder and drum-maker Parnell Necklace, followed an Inipi - or sacred sweat lodge ceremony - and was attended by Art+Practice members Jeffrey Pence and Mika Johnson. Art+Practice will premier "These Are Mysteries" online, on Wednesday, March 5th.
Whenever possible, Art+Practice has world premiered each episode in the community it was made, in accordance to the subjects' wishes and tailored to their community. While some have chosen to premiere their episode in public spaces, with introductions and Q&As, others have opted for a private party or event. This practice has made each screening as diverse as the stories that give the series meaning. The spaces have included a gay, lesbian, bi and straight friendly bar, an outdoor pop-up theater, two town halls, a house party, the Akron Art Museum, the Akron Summit Artspace, two movie theaters, and more. The end result, however, has always been the same: community + films = JOY.

See photos from past premieres on our Flickr page:

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