Celebrating Independent Gainesville
We had a magnificent weekend. From farmers markets to the annual Spring Arts Fest, from celebrating (er…enjoying) beer to the Sunday Market at the Co-op and then spending even more time outside, we made the most of our weekend.Thanks to all the volunteers and artists who helped make this weekend so much fun. And let’s have a virtual round or applause for Kana Handel, whose painting was the poster for the Santa Fe Arts Fest this year.
Here’s just a taste of what you have to look forward to this week:
Film: A passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in, THE LAST MOUNTAIN shines a light on America’s energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. It is a fight for our future that a…ffects us all. Speaker: Kathy Selvage is a life-long resident of southwest Virginia and will be joining us to give us some personal experiences of the effects of Mountain Top Removal. Kathy has helped organize, develop and manage two organizations: Wise Energy for Virginia, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, and most recently has participated in the dissemination of a new documentary “The Electricity Fairy,” all to inspire people of the dire need for developing a new, better national energy policy that cares for our environment and the people in Appalachia. Art: Anna is a Gainesville resident that recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with her degree in Architecture. Her thesis focused on transitioning coal mining towns into sustainable economies, environments and societies through ecotourismWe posted about a similar issue here.
Thanks to your generosity we have raised 75% of the funds needed to bring water to these wonderful children and their families. We need just a few thousand more! Call Dorn’s to reserve a space (and a glass!) at this fun wine-tasting 352-378-0229. Donation: Minimum suggested is $15 – checks or cash only (fully tax deductible). You’ll enjoy great wines, great food and great fun while supporting this great cause!
“All’s Well and Fair” juxtaposes the lives and ideals of three single Gainesville punk rock mothers on welfare during the 1990s… with their realities and opinions ten years later – giving a unique perspective on alternative culture, growth and identity. The Brooklyn-based director Luci Westphal and several of the Gainesville mothers and children featured in the film will participate in a Q&A following the screening. BYOB for the screening. An after-party will take place at The Top (not so secret space). “All’s Well and Fair” was funded in part by the Jerome Foundation New York City Film and Video Grant.
Read about the spill here.