Join Altamira Fine Art and Serena Creative for the Jackson Hole premiere of the award-winning documentary film My Indiana Muse at the Center for the Arts on August 25, 2018.
We begin the night with a Retro Themed Cocktail Party at 6pm featuring classic Americana cocktails, 1960's inspired appetizers, and a polaroid photo booth. The film screening begins at 7pm with a Q&A session following hosted by the artist Robert Townsend, filmmakers Ric and Jen Serena, and Helen's niece Cheryl.
Seating is limited. Purchase tickets online through the Center for the Arts box office here.
Once upon a time, California artist Robert Townsend bought some slides on eBay, hoping to find the Americana scenes he paints in his hyperrealist style. Thus begins the heartwarming story of a contemporary painter who discovered far more than material inspiration: he found his muse—a woman who lived her life in full-color Kodachrome. And the more he learned about Helen, the louder the call became to spend the next two decades of his life painting her life—her marriage, her travels, her panache and her personality. “Helen will keep him busy for years,” says her surviving niece Cheryl. “He just has to follow the trail.”
And follow her trail he does in a new documentary, My Indiana Muse, by Serena Creative, which is sweeping up awards at recent film festivals, including Best Short at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. On canvas and onscreen, Townsend conveys the magic of this midcentury-meets-modern fairy tale: how two lives, separated by time and place, can share the same joie de vivre. “I think she’s teaching a lesson—to me—about celebrating life,” Townsend says.
Tickets will sell out quickly, reserve your seats online through the Center for the Arts box office: https://jhcenterforthearts.org/calendar/events/my-indiana-muse-award-winning-film-premiere
For more information, please contact Altamira Fine Art by email (connect@AltamiraArt.com) or phone (307-739-4700).