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The Influences Film Series | Catch-22

Saturday, October 27, 2018


Yates Community Room

The Influences is a six-week film series that explores the impact of one visual art form on another through screenings and discussions based on films by directors featured in the University Press of Mississippi’s Conversations with Filmmakers Series. The films screened are chosen by Mississippi artists for its influence on their artwork. The series will endeavor to raise awareness of film as a consequential form of artistic expression in the collective of visual art.

The series continues with a pick by Mississippi-based artist Ke Francis: Catch 22, directed by Mike Nichols and featuring Orson Welles.

KE FRANCIS is a narrative artist who has been actively producing artwork for more than 50 years. He and his wife Mary are the co-owners of HOOPSNAKE PRESS in Tupelo, Miss., a fine art press that publishes books and prints. His book works, paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures are in numerous public and private collections including: The Getty Museum, National Gallery, National Museum of American Art, High Museum, New Orleans Museum of Fine Art, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, Yale / Sterling Memorial Library, Van-Pelt Dietrich Collection, The Polaroid Collection, among many others. Mr. Francis recently completed an exhibition of 50 paintings, sculptures and prints at the Windgate Gallery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He currently has 12 prints in Folk and Figure at Blue Spiral I Gallery in Asheville and a one-person exhibition, The Implied Narrative at The Kennedy-Douglass Fine Arts Center in Florence, Ala. Mr. Francis is represented by Fischer Gallery in Jackson, Miss.

This event is free and open to the public.