AIR Time: November 16, 2016
7:00pm: Interview with Brad Oldham and Christy Coltrin of Brad Oldham Sculpture moderated by David Fisher, Asst. Director for the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
7:45pm: screening of the movie FRIDA 2002 (2hr 3min, R) starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, and Geoffrey Rush
Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Richardson
Owners of Brad Oldham Sculpture, Brad Oldham and Christy Coltrin approach their craft in the same manner as they do their life, in collaboration. With a flash of inspiration and a riff on possibility and narrative, these talented artists each seek his or her individual creative path to bring ideas to fruition. Brad sculpts shapes and clay figures to create a prototype resulting in brilliant stainless steel, bronze, aluminum and brass pieces. Christy builds the character of the piece implementing her medium (vivid imagination), and brings the story to life. What results is a sculpture that takes flight, like their iconic BIRD, and then alights in homes and neighborhoods, public spaces and institutions where the poetic story continues to unfold.
While Brad focuses on larger works, Christy has, among other projects, created a stellar line of smaller sculptures called “Tiny Sparks.” These marvelous memory pieces carry uplifting messages to the recipients improving quality of life in a myriad of ways.
The movie for this third offering in Season 7 of AIR Time is FRIDA, the 2002 film about the tumultuous life of artist Frida Kahlo and her marriage to artist Diego Rivera.
What is AIR Time? AIR Time is a guest artist interview series featuring North Texas artists and creative thinkers. AIR defines artist very broadly. Past artist interviews have included Kevin Carr and Jamie Fulton of Community Beer Company; Erin Hannigan, principal oboist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; the Paul Taylor Dance Company; voiceover artist and actor, Alan Ackles; and Tony Award-nominated sound designer, Tim O’Heir.
Following the interview (7:00-7:45pm), guests are invited to stay for the movie. Admission is FREE, but when reserving a seat online you must purchase a $5 food voucher which can then be used at the event.
All AIR Time events are held at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson, 100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080.
AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) is a 501c3 that is living its Mission and Vision while seeking funding to secure a space. AIR is a center for creativity, innovation and collaboration. Its Mission is to provide the Richardson community and beyond with a facility and resources for nurturing artists and innovative thinkers; and igniting a spirit of creativity that permeates the community.
This project funded in part by Erik L. Wyse of WealthStar Advisors, and the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.