Opera House presents ‘Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing’

Submitted Photo The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing,” a new cinematic profile of the beloved artist, this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing,” a new cinematic profile of the beloved artist, this Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Additionally, local artist Carolyn Grady will exhibit her work in the Village Hall lobby before and during the show; and the short documentary, Moods, Mountains and Masterpieces: A Portrait of an Artist. Carolyn Grady., by Roslin Smith, will be screened at the start of the evening’s program.

Perhaps more than any other artist, Vincent Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating, and sometimes deeply troubled world, comes this definitive, award-winning cinematic production directed by David Bickerstaff.

Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this fresh new production about one of the world’s favorite artists marks a major re-hanging of the gallery’s collection.

Beautifully shot and making extensive use of the artist’s own letters, this is an incredible production about a wonderful, but too often misunderstood artist.

To celebrate local artists, the Opera House partnered with members of the North Shore Arts Alliance to feature Grady’s works in the Opera House lobby from 6:30-7:30 p.m., immediately prior to the screening of

“Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing.”

The documentary that will be screened at the start of the program, is one of three profiles of local artists produced by Smith, an award-winning filmmaker and associate professor of film at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Individual tickets to “Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing” are $15, ($10 students). A special Live in HD Series flexible subscription of eight tickets that can be used however you want – one at a time to eight different events, all at once for eight people, or anything in between – is $116. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 679-1891, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.fredopera.org.

The Art & Architecture Series is sponsored by Fredonia Place. Support also comes from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County and the Arts Services Initiative of WNY’s Give for Greatness program.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.

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