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Friday, April 29, 2016
What's the WPA? Find Out on Sunday
Scott Stearns [The Book Nook]<firstname.lastname@example.org>
1:01 PM (3 hours ago)
In May 1935, as part of the great return-to-work effort known as the Works Progress Administration (the WPA) President Franklin Delano Roosevelt brought Americans back to work in the service of the rebuilding of a society staggering under the weight of the Great Depression. Under the Federal Art Project of the WPA, these workers included artists, writers, actors, and musicians: for FDR believed that in order to lift ourselves out of economic stagnation we would also need to rebuild the culture of America at the grass roots level. On Sunday, May 1, the Mount Holly Town Library and The Book Nook will co-sponsor a screening of “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” at the Mount Holly School. Independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films will introduce the film and take questions following the screening.
Featuring more than 70 works of art from this period, including notable works by Rockwell Kent, Dorothea Lange, Stuart Davis, and Reginald Marsh, as well as rare footage of WPA artists at work, this film tells the story of how Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal moved art in America out of the rarified atmosphere of the elite and brought it directly to the American people as an inspiration and catalyst for change and recovery in the 1930s.
WHAT: Screening of 217 Films’ “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” Director Michael Maglaras and executive producer Terri Templeton will introduce the film and take questions following the screening. Co-sponsored by Mount Holly Town Library and The Book Nook.
WHEN: Sunday, May 1 4:00 PM WHERE: Mount Holly School 150 School St. Mount Holly, Vermont COST: Free and open to the public Scott