Dec 26, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Alix Smith

States of Union #3,  c-print, 2009 (source)
Alix Smith (source)

Alix Smith is a photographer, "best known for her ability to create iconic images that defy cliche." Her photos have a theatrical, painterly quality. She has been in solo exhibitions around the world, and reviewed in numerous publications, even listed by Art Review Magazine as one of the best emerging photographers internationally in 2005. She currently lives and works in New York.

Her photo, States of Union #3, is one of three works that writers can choose from to use as inspiration in the Fine Arts Center's Rough Writers script contestRough Writers is a new play festival being put on as part of our 25th anniversary theatre season. This two-week long festival will feature readings of new scripts submitted by playwrights worldwide. Playwrights whose work is included in the festival will have the opportunity to have their script read in front of an audience with a feedback session. A panel of theatre professionals will adjudicate the submissions and the "winning" script will be given a full production during our 2013-2014 season.

Submissions to our festival will be related to artwork being featured in our Museum's 'family' multi-disciplinary exhibits, such as Alix Smith's States of Union #3.

10-minute, one-act and full-length plays and musicals will be accepted. Approximately 12 scripts will be chosen for readings during the festival. Submissions must be received by February 14, 2013. Playwrights will be notified by March 15, 2013.

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