Film Screenings at Steamtown Historic Site
Temple of the Heart
Synopsis: A short film about the power of creating art and its ability to overcome abuse and addiction. Tripp Jarvis is a North Carolina sculptor who is best known for his large temple-like structures that embody ancient mythology and spirituality. The film follows Jarvis as he is creating his newest work, Temple of the Heart, a sculpture that speaks to his return from a long period of addiction and trauma.
River of Iron
Synopisis: Featuring Tamsie Ringler and her work River of Iron. Rivers are the lifeblood of landscape, as necessary to a healthy environment as iron is within our bloodstream. River of Iron: Pouring the Mississippi focuses on the importance of the Mississippi watershed within our lives. From its headwaters in Lake Itasca, to its delta in Louisiana, the Mississippi stretches from the Western Rockies to the Appalachian mountains in the East. The great tributaries of the Mississippi including the Yellowstone, Missouri and Platte Rivers in the West, the Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee in the East, and the Red River and Arkansas in the South were cast river by river throughout the night of Northern Spark, beginning at the mouth of the Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico. Poured at the foot of the Weisman Art Museum on the banks of the Mississippi River, this project was funded by a McKnight Public Artist Professional Development Grant/Forecast Public Art, an Imagine Fund Special Event Award/ University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Collection of the Weisman Art Museum with additional support from Nelson Minar and so many friends and volunteers. Dedicated to her husband, Maris Strautmanis.
Video produced by Nicole Brending.
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