At 5 p.m. Oct. 26, patrons may watch Murrow's short film "Dust" and a collection of his video works created over an eight-year period in collaboration with his wife, Vita Weinstein Murrow. The film screening will take place in the ElectricSky Theater. It will be the first public showing of the film collection.
An official selection of the 2008 New York Film Festival, "Dust" focuses "on an environment of limited possibility and the potential for humans to go forward despite that fact," Murrow said. There will be a reception afterward in the art gallery to view his completed wall drawings.
At the end of the show Jan. 5, the wall drawings by Murrow will be painted over -- something some art lovers will find disturbing. Murrow, however, describes art as having an infinite life, making it "important to talk about invention."
He believes the most important thing about art is to have a conversation about it. With this exhibit, he believes it is the beginning of a conversation -- one that he hopes Charlestonians and West Virginians will be talking about for a long time.
Murrow is a faculty member teaching painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His work is in many collections worldwide including the Guggenheim Foundation, New York.
A free public lecture by art historian Ruth Erickson and Clay Center Curator of Art Arif Khan will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 12. The pair will discuss the ideas and processes presented in the exhibit.
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, One Clay Square, Charleston; www.theclaycenter.org, 304-561-3570. "Smart Pass" (includes galleries, film and planetarium) $14.50 adults and $12 children, teachers and senior citizens; Galleries only $7.50 adults and $6 children, teachers and seniors. Members get free unlimited access to galleries and planetarium shows, as well as discounts on films.
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