The Parker “Spy” Collection
Burns Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center, 710 E. Jackson Avenue
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 to 3:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Forty spy movie posters and other memorabilia from the Parker Collection will be exhibited at Burns Belfry Museum from January 23 to February 11. The local family is opening their collection to Oxford for the first time.
Win Parker is retired from the Intelligence Community. Tamara Parker is a retired Army Lt. Col. Their son, Harrison Parker, is an Air and Space Attorney and an Ole Miss Law School graduate. Win, Tamara and Harrison are Oxford residents and look forward to meeting other spy-film fans from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on January 23 as part of the Oxford Art Crawl.
Dinner and a Movie
Frame Up/Basement Gallery, 125 Courthouse Square
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Frame Up/Basement Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibition by
Oxford, Mississippi artist J-MAN, from January 22 to February 26. An opening reception will be held on February 6 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm The show, titled “Dinner and a Movie,” will be a tribute to the effect of Andy Warhol’s artwork on hat of J-MAN, with works ranging from pop art portraits of popular actors and actresses, to depictions of materialism and consumerist culture in the food industry, to interactive pieces combining art and technology. For more information, please visit www.jmanworld.com
A raffle of the original art for this year’s Oxford Film Festival poster (see program cover) will be held with the Frame Up/Basement Gallery show. Proceeds from the raffle will go to support the 2019 Oxford Film Festival.
The Spirit Seam: Sets and Clips
Misbits Gallery, 1415 University Avenue, Suite L
Open MWF from 9:00 am-12:00 pm or by appointment: email Valerie Guinn Polgar at email@example.com or call 662-612-4730
The show by artist Ashley Gerst will feature sets and clips from her recent animated film The Spirit Seam, which combines stop motion, 2D and 3D animation. The set design involves 3D printed and painted sets as well as crocheted and knitted materials. Gerst has spent years painstakingly researching the lives of Appalachian people in mid-century mining country: the houses they lived in, the furniture they used and the cars they drove to the mines are all recreated in the magical yet realistic world where the Spirit Seam takes place. As a proud descendant of a Pennsylvania mining family, Gerst feels it’s important to keep the detail in the film as accurate as possible to transport the audience to this lost era. Practical sets alongside the digital 3D character models have been created and all elements will be combined into a unique film that tells the story of Polliwog and Pap-Paw, their world, and the occasional magical creature they encounter here and there. The show opens January 23 and closes February 20.