Saturday, October 10, 2009

Brick & Mortar International Video Festival in Downtown Greenfield Today

All these old downtown buildings that have been empty and boarded up for decades, "a collective eyesore", according to the Valley Advocate, will be flashing some video art off their newly scrubbed walls today. The first Brick & Mortar International Video Festival takes place all day today at various downtown locations. Curated by Natasha Becker, the videos will take place in such locations as the formerly empty street Bank Row, the Mix N Match building on Olive St, Wilson's, the Garden Theatre and the Pushkin, among others. The program features artists from North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. The program gets started around 2 and will run all day and include an animation workshop and panel discussion with some of the artists. There will be music at the Pushkin at 9pm. All the events are free and open to the public.

Additionally, the John Doe Jr shop (used records, books, videos--269 Main St) will also be throwing a party with some videos and music. And Tork Clock Studio on Chevalier Ave will feature music and puppets.

For more info and schedule, maps, etc regarding the Brick & Mortar fest, check their website,

Another step toward repairing and rebuilding the city. (Let's hope the rents stay cheap!).

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