Thu, Aug 23|
Cape Cod Museum of Art
ARTscreening MORE ART UPSTAIRS directed by Dennis native Jody Hassett Sanchez
MORE ART UPSTAIRS, is a fun, behind-the-scenes documentary about the world’s largest art contest that awards $500,000 in prize money. ArtPrize invites the public to choose winners and is turning Grand Rapids, Michigan into a popular art destination. Meet the director and join the talk!
Time & Location
Aug 23, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA
$15 / $12 CCMoA Members. Light refreshments included.
Film Trailer: CLICK HERE
A revolution is occurring in the art world. Not in Paris, Berlin or Hong Kong—but in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize, the most highly attended art show in the world, awards cash prizes larger than all other competitions combined. The film follows four artists who venture outside Manhattan’s insular art world to vie for critical recognition and to win over the public, who vote on which art wins much of the $500,000 prize money. Part classy game show, part engaging art exploration, More Art Upstairs captures the debates ArtPrize has triggered: Can culture be democratized? Should artists need or want to connect with audiences? And is the canonical art establishment on its way out?
Director Jody Hassett Sanchez, a second generation Cape native and graduate of DY High School, will be on a panel for Q&A after the screening with Clare O'Connor, Director of the Creative Placemaking project for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and Carla Winterbottom, serving on the Board of Directors for the Beverly Area Arts Alliance in greater Chicago.
Jody gave this interview during the Nantucket Film Festival: CLICK HERE