The Frist Kicks Off Expanded Programming for WATCH ME MOVE: THE ANIMATION SHOW, Now thru 9/1

The Frist Kicks Off Expanded Programming for WATCH ME MOVE: THE ANIMATION SHOW, Now thru 9/1

This summer the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer a dynamic schedule of public programming including workshops, a film series, a beer tasting, lectures and camps in conjunction with Watch Me Move: The Animation Show. Organized by the Barbican Centre, London, Watch Me Move is the most extensive exhibition ever mounted to present a wide range of animated imagery produced in the last 120 years.

The exhibition juxtaposes works by pioneers and independent filmmakers including E?tienne-Jules Marey, Max Fleischer, and Lotte Reiniger with the creative output of commercial studios such as Disney, Studio Ghibli and Pixar. It also includes works by major contemporary artists such as William Kentridge and Nathalie Djurberg.

As part of an acclaimed international tour, Watch Me Move will be on view in the Frist Center's Ingram Gallery from today, June 6-September 1, 2014.

Related Public Programs:

Saturday, June 7 and 14 Studio Workshop: "Cut and Click: Shadow 1:00-5:00 p.m. Puppets in Motion" Part 1 of 2
Frist Center Studios
$40 per person for members/$50 per person for non-members

Advance registration required; call 615.744.3355 before Friday, May 30

Join local artist and animator Amelia Garretson-Persans as she takes you through the fanciful world of shadow puppets. In this two-day workshop, participants will gain inspiration from a tour of the exhibition Watch Me Move: The

Watch Me Move:
The Animation Show June 6-September 1, 2014

Max Fleischer. Betty Boop (film still), 1932-39. 35mm black-and-white film, sound, 6 minutes, 28 seconds. BFI National Archive
Ang Lee. Hulk (film still), 2003. 35mm color film, sound, 138 minutes. Courtesy of Universal City Studios LLC

Animation Show. Participants will learn the art of stop-motion animation by storyboarding, creating characters, and filming the process. Select final animations will be shown in a small exhibition at the Frist Center's Responding to Art gallery during July 2014. Participants age 18 and older are welcome.

Monday-Friday, June 9-13, NEW: Teen Workshop 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ARTlab: Moving Pictures Frist Center Studios
$300 per teen for members/$350 per teen for non-members

Advance registration required; visit www.fristcenter.org/summerartcamp to register

Drawing inspiration from Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, young artists will immerse themselves in a fantastical world of creative possibilities. Participants will investigate how animation has been used to shape and reflect our culture and will create unique characters to express their inner narrative. Construct exciting projects using a variety of techniques and materials including storyboarding, in-depth character design, iPad applications, mixed media experiments and stop-motion animation.

Monday-Friday, June 16-20 Summer Camp: "Animation 101" Ages 11-13 9:00 am-4:00 p.m.
Frist Center Studios
$300 per session/ $250 per session for members

Advance registration required; register online at www.fristcenter.org/summerartcamp to reserve a spot. Space is limited!

Be inspired by the history of animation! Building on the exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, campers will generate artworks that explore visual phenomena and the illusion of perceived motion. Participants will test a variety of media dedicated to the moving image, including iPad applications, Claymation, flipbooks and stop-action animation. Use materials ranging from charcoal, cut paper, found objects, and more to design your moving masterpieces!

Monday-Friday, June 23-27 and July 14-18 Summer Camp: "Make it Move!" Ages 8-10 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Frist Center Studios
$200 per session/ $150 per session for members

Advance registration required; register online at www.fristcenter.org/summerartcamp to reserve a spot. Space is limited!

Experiment with moving art. Inspired by the exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, young artists will learn the basics of animation and experiment with different types of sequential art, including comic books, stop-motion animation, Claymation, and more.

Monday-Friday, June 23-27 and July 14-18 Summer Camp: "Stories Come Alive" Ages 5-7 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Frist Center Studios
$200 per session/ $150 per session for members

Advance registration required; register online at www.fristcenter.org/summerartcamp to reserve a spot. Space is limited!

Make art and bring your ideas to life. Inspired by the exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, campers will use drawing, clay sculpting, and mixed media materials to craft unique characters and invent stories. Campers will explore a variety of storytelling methods, including using teamwork to create a Claymation movie.

Friday, June 13
6:30 p.m.
Frist Center Auditorium
Gallery admission required; members free Seating is first come, first seated

Lecture: "Unlimited Visions, Indelible Dreams: Exploring the Animated Worlds of Watch Me Move: The Animation Show" Presented by Elliot Wilhelm, curator of film, Detroit Institute of Arts

Hindered only by the imagination of its creator, animation allows filmmakers and artists to create worlds onscreen where inanimate objects take on a life of their own, animals find their voice, and figures of myth and fairy tale take form. Join curator and film historian Elliot Wilhelm for a closer look at the animated films featured in the exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show and an exploration of the powerful relationships that unite animation, cinema, and the viewer.

Sunday, June 15 Artful Tales: "The Frog Who Wanted to Sing" 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Frist Center Auditorium/Studios
Free; seating is first come, first seated

Artful Tales is a FREE family program geared toward everyone ages three and up! Listen and play along as an art- related story comes to life. Then, head upstairs to the art studio and make an artwork that relates to the story.

Join us for a story about an African bullfrog who uses music and rhythm to find his heart's desire. Afterwards, work with family members to create a flip book that "animates" your favorite story. This program connects visitors to the exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show.

Friday, June 20
7:00 p.m.
Gallery admission required; members free Meet at exhibition entrance

ARTini: Watch Me Move: The Animation
Show Presented by Ginny Soenksen, assistant curator of interpretation, Frist Center

Are you curious about art? Do you want to learn more about the content and concepts behind an artist's work? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then the ARTini program is for you! ARTinis are designed for everyone- from the novice to the connoisseur-and include informal and insightful conversations that offer a deeper understanding of one or two works of art in an exhibition.

Join Frist Center Assistant Curator of Interpretation Ginny Soenksen as she discusses the development of Japanese anime films from early cutout animation to the masterpieces of Miyazaki.
*This program repeats on Tuesday, June 24 at 12:00 p.m.

Watch Me Move at Belcourt Theatre
This July, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Belcourt Theatre are teaming up to bring the Frist Center's exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show to Belcourt Theatre's big screen with two film series.
Watch Me Move Kids' Shows will feature family friendly animation classics. Watch Me Move Midnight Movies will feature animation cult classics, edgy animated shorts and movie-themed cocktails. Learn more about the featured films and reciprocal discounts for members of both organizations at www.fristcenter.org and at www.belcourt.org.

Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 Watch Me Move Midnight Movies at Belcourt 11:59 p.m. Theatre: Ghost in the Shell
Belcourt Theatre
$6.25 for members/$9.25 for non-members*

A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a powerful hacker called the Puppet Master in this anime thriller. Directed by Mamoru Oshii. Stars Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, and Akio O?tsuka. Japanese with English subtitles. 1995. Rated R. 83 minutes. This film contains violence, profanity and sexual content.

*Frist Center members may purchase admission to the Watch Me Move film series screenings at Belcourt Theatre according to Belcourt Theatre's member pricing structure.

Saturday, July 5 Watch Me Move Kids' Shows at Belcourt 10:00 a.m. Theatre: Spirited Away
Belcourt Theatre
*$4 for members/ $5 for non-members

A ten year-old girl must save her family from the clutches of an evil witch and her enchanted amusement park in Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away. Pixar Studio's John Lasseter worked with Hayao Miyazaki to produce this English translation of Miyazaki's anime masterpiece. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Stars Daveigh
Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, and Miyu Irino. 2011. Rated PG. 125 minutes. DCP. Dubbed in English.

*Frist Center members may purchase admission to the Watch Me Move film series screenings at Belcourt Theatre according to Belcourt Theatre's member pricing structure.

Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 Watch Me Move Midnight Movies at Belcourt 11:59 p.m. Theatre: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Belcourt Theatre
*$6.25 for members/$9.25 for non-members

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and Joanna Cassidy. 1988. Rated PG. 104 minutes. 35 mm.

*Frist Center members may purchase admission to the Watch Me Move film series screenings at Belcourt Theatre according to Belcourt Theatre's member pricing structure.

Saturday, July 12 Watch Me Move Kids' Shows at Belcourt 10:00 a.m. Theatre: Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Belcourt Theatre
$4 for members/ $5 for non-members*

*Frist Center members may purchase admission to the Watch Me Move film series screenings at Belcourt Theatre according to Belcourt Theatre's member pricing structure.

Curmudgeonly detective Eddie Valiant is the only thing that stands between a falsely accused cartoon rabbit and the wrath of Judge Doom and his toon-killing dip in this comic caper. Cartoon antics and film noir archetypes collide through a dazzling combination of live action and cel animation in this comedy classic. Here's a mixed bag of classic Looney Tunes shorts screened on 35mm. Catch Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, and the whole gang for Saturday morning cartoons at the Belcourt. Approximate run time: Two hours.

Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 Watch Me Move Midnight Movies at 11:59 p.m. Belcourt Theatre: Heavy Traffic Belcourt Theatre
$6.25 for members/$9.25 for non-members*

In Heavy Traffic, an underground cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork. Animator Ralph Bakshi's provocative films proved that adult content and animation could coexist. Written and directed by Ralph Bakshi. Stars Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope
Atkinson, Frank DeKova. 1973. Rated X. 76 minutes. 35 mm. This film contains violence, profanity, sexual content and substance abuse.

*Frist Center members may purchase admission to the Watch Me Move film series screenings at Belcourt Theatre according to Belcourt Theatre's member pricing structure.

Saturday, July 19 Watch Me Move Kids' Shows at Belcourt 10:00 a.m. Theatre: Saturday Morning Cartoons! Belcourt Theatre
*$4 for members/ $5 for non-members

Continuing the precedent set by last week's Looney Tunes screening, we'll pay tribute to a seemingly lost phenomenon that today's parents will recognize: leisurely Saturday mornings spent flipping channels between short segments from the likes of Hanna-Barbera, Max Fleischer, Jay Ward and many more. What's showing? It's a surprise. Approximate run time: 100 minutes. 16 mm.

*Frist Center members may purchase admission to the Watch Me Move film series screenings at Belcourt Theatre according to Belcourt Theatre's member pricing structure.

Thursday, July 17
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Frist Center's Ingram Gallery
Gallery admission required; members free

Thursday, July 24
6:30 p.m.
Frist Center's Rechter Room
Free; Seating is first come, first seated

Workshop: "Drop-in Drawing"

Artists' Forum: Mark Hosford and Barry Jones

Participants age 18 and older will practice different animation techniques and enhance their drawing skills during this workshop. Visitors may check out drawing materials and find inspiration in the artworks in the galleries or in the architecture of the building. An art educator will be stationed near the Information Desk on the first level to distribute supplies and to give instructional guidance as needed.

Artists' Forum is a program in which artists discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be a part of the dialogue about the artistic process. In conjunction with the Frist Center exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, Nashville artists who use animation as their medium or are inspired by the visual language of animated film have been selected for two summer Artists' Forums; the second is scheduled for Thursday, August 14.

Mark Hosford specializes in drawing, printmaking, and animation. Hosford's work draws from a fascination with ghost stories, oddities, stream of consciousness, and personal narratives. Barry Jones is a digital video and sound artist. Jones has far ranging interests in music, the history of film, new technologies, and social activism.

Saturday, August 2 Family Workshop: Studio Animate
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Frist Center's Studio A and B
$30 members/$40 non-members: registration fee includes gallery admission and workshop materials for two adults and two children; register additional participants for $3.00 each.

Advance registration required; call 615.744.3355 by Wednesday, July 30. Space is limited!

Explore the history of animation in this collaborative workshop led by teaching artist Meredith Eastburn. Work with family members to create animated artworks using digital programs and drawing techniques.

Thursday, August 7 Curator's Tour: Watch Me Move: The Animation Show 12:00 p.m. Presented by Mark Scala, Frist Center chief curator Meet at exhibition entrance
Gallery admission required; members free

From the early film experiments of E?tienne-Jules Marey and the Lumie?re brothers to twenty-first century computer based animation by Pixar Animation Studios, the exhibition Watch Me Move explores how filmmakers have used animation to bring the fantastic to life on the screen. Join Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala for a tour of the animated worlds of Watch Me Move.

Thursday, August 14 Artists' Forum with Jonathan Rattner and 6:30 p.m. Michael Lapinski
Frist Center Rechter Room
Free; Seating is first come, first seated

Artists' Forum is a program in which artists discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be part of the dialogue about the artistic process. In conjunction with the Frist Center exhibition Watch Me Move, Nashville artists who use animation as their medium or are inspired by the visual language of animated film have been selected for two summer Artists' Forums.

Jonathan Rattner is a lens-based artist that primarily produces experimental nonfiction films and videos. He is currently assistant director of Film Studies and assistant professor of Art at Vanderbilt University. Michael Lapinski is an animation designer and art director as well as a comic book artist and creator.

Thursday, August 21 Workshop: "Drop-in Drawing" 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Frist Center's Ingram Gallery
Gallery admission required; members free

Practice different techniques and enhance your drawing skills during this workshop for participants age 18 and older. Visitors may check out drawing materials and find inspiration in the artworks in the galleries or in the architecture of the building. An art educator will be stationed near the Information Desk on the first level to distribute supplies and to give instructional guidance as needed.

Friday, August 22 The Art of Beer 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Frist Center Auditorium
$15 members/$20 non-members

Advance registration required; call 615.744.3355 before Friday, August 15.

The medium of animation allows filmmakers to put their characters in a limitless range of scenarios. Scenes of immoderate consumption of everything from alcohol to laughing gas to honey may trigger a character's hallucinatory sequence or their outrageous antics. Whether they are intended to teach a lesson or are simply an excuse for dazzling visual effects, inebriated cartoons appear throughout the history of animation.

Come learn more about classic cartoons and altered states, then listen to representatives from three local breweries-Turtle Anarchy, Jackalope and Yazoo-talk about their own artistic process in the creation of their beers. Participants must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to attend.

Sponsored by: Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co.; Jackalope Brewing Co.; and Yazoo Brewing Co.

Thursday, September 18 Workshop: "Drop-in Drawing" 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Frist Center's Ingram Gallery
Gallery admission required; members free

?Practice different techniques and enhance your drawing skills during this workshop for participants age 18 and older. Visitors may check out drawing materials and find inspiration in the artworks in the galleries or in the architecture of the building. An art educator will be stationed near the Information Desk on the first level to distribute supplies and to give instructional guidance as needed.

Exhibition Credit: Watch Me Move: The Animation Show is organized by Barbican Centre, London. The Barbican Centre is provided by the City of London Corporation.

Exhibition Catalogue: The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book, edited by Greg Hilty and Alona Pardo, with texts by Suzanne Buchan, Greg Hilty and Paul Wells. Published by Merrell in association with Barbican Art Gallery.

About the Frist Center: Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. The Frist Center offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Center's Martin ArtQuest Gallery (open until 5:30 p.m. each day) features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions. Information on accessibility at the Frist Center is found at www.fristcenter.org/accessibility. Gallery admission to the Frist Center is free for visitors 18 and younger and to members. Frist Center admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors, military and college students with ID. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5-9 p.m. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling (615) 744-3247. The Frist Center galleries, Cafe? and Gift Shop are open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5:30 p.m., with the Frist Center Cafe? opening at noon. Additional information is available by calling (615) 244-3340 or by visiting our website at www.fristcenter.org.

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