Friday, April 24, 2009

Smogdance Film Festival at the Fox Pomona

The dA is selling tickets for Smogdance and hosting after parties each night.

They will be open today, Friday, at Noon until 7PM, and will re-open around 9PM to host the after party for Smogdance attendees and filmmakers.

Saturday they will be open from Noon to Midnight.
Smogdance starts at 7PM and the gallery will stay open for last Saturday fun and the after party for Smogdance.

Sunday, Smogdance starts at 5PM, the gallery will open at 6PM in preparation for the final after party for the Smogdance Film Festival.

Monday, it doesn't stop, they have a fund raiser from 5PM to 8PM,
Sponsored by Dale Bros. Brewery, where they will introduce their new beer: Dude of York!
Stop by have a beer and help the dA!

Smogdance starting times
Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m.
Smogdance Schedule of Films
Smogdance Silent Art Auction
dA Center for the Arts

The 11th annual Smogdance Film Festival with it’s tradition of showing independent films will also present an art auction that has an intimate connection with one of the films being screened at the Pomona Fox Theater.

Six prominent Downtown Pomona and Inland Empire artists will be representing the viable and thriving art scene in the area, and it is not by accident that a majority of these artists were involved in one of the documentaries being shown at Smogdance.

The project, TENTS OF HOPE, with the film entry "TENTS ~The Patchwork Project", a documentary by Francesca Roveda, is a film about communities gathering support for the people of Darfur, symbolically and literally.

Local communities across the U.S. raised money, purchased and painted tents in locations nationwide committing their efforts not only to a political cause, but in practical terms, allowing these tents to be donated to the struggling refugees in the Sudan.

Though our own local area artist’s segment in the film was modest, their spirit, energy and effort to this project was not, and again, these artists are offering up their talents and works to support Smogdance and raise money for dA Center for the Arts.

During the Smogdance Film festival, in the main lobby of the Fox there will be six artists displaying 12 pieces of art (two paintings per artist).

The artists participating are:

Fr. Bill Moore SS. CC., A. S. Ashley, Manny LeGaspe', Thomas Stubbs, Juan Thorp, and Alex Couwenberg.

The Silent Auction will last the entire three days of the Smogdance Festival with bidding closing 15 minutes after the end of the last film on Sunday.

Some of the artwork in this auction is listed into the thousands of dollars, but starting bid price on all works is 50 dollars each, with $10 minimum raises thereafter.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get incredible art at a bargain, and help support the dA Center for the Arts!

The greatly anticipated opening of the Pomona Fox Theater will present for its first truly public event since its restoration, the 11th Annual Smogdance Film Festival, bringing this dA Center for the Arts production back home to downtown Pomona.

This three day event, beginning Friday, April 24 will feature a broad range of independent films including comedy, animation, drama, documentary, etc., and what better venue than the Fox Theater to showcase these film makers and their cinematic work?

When: Friday, April 24th 7pm
Saturday, April 25th 7pm
Sunday, April 26th 5pm

Admission: $10.00 per night or $20.00 Festival Pass
General Admission
$ 8.00 per night or $16.00 Festival Pass

Where: Pomona Fox Theater, 301 S. Garey Avenue

Silent auction winners will be announced during the Sunday after party at the dA after the Film Festival.

Please contact A. S. Ashley about any questions concerning the Smogdance Silent Art Auction:

1 comment:

A. S. Ashley said...

ooooooowheeeee! Busy, busy, weekend in the Arts Colony!

Thanks for the post!