Monday, March 2, 2009
Upcoming in May is a screening event at the Fresno Art Museum on Saturday, May 30th, at 1pm and 3pm. Again, this event will accompany the opening of the A.P. Hays exhibit, Space Silence Spirit: Maynard Dixon’s West. Read more about the exhibit and events at the museum website: http://www.fresnoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming.htm
Daniel Dixon will be speaking on Friday, May 29th at 3pm, and plans to join me after the film screening on Saturday for what promises to be a lively Q&A, and I plan to bug him to bring his ukelele and croon some of his Hoagy Carmichael tunes for us. With any luck, we'll get Rondal Partridge to stick around and share some of his stories about Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange. Look out! He and Daniel have some pretty ribald tales to tell!
Rondal was an assistant to both Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, and is also the son of photographer Imogen Cunningham. His collection of photographs are timeless and profound, thought provoking and beautiful. A fine exhibit of his work opens at the museum,and Rondal and his daughter, filmmaker Meg Partridge, will be speaking on Friday, May 29th at 4pm, following screenings of two films that Meg co-produced about Rondal's photography. http://www.photoliaison.com/rondal_partridge/Rondal_Partridge.html
Please join us for a very memorable day in the city where Maynard Dixon was born and raised!