Harry Smith Free For All @ The Cleaners, May 19, 2013/11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

tumblr_lb7mvdG1XB1qz8kcuo1_500A series of short, accessible, interactive presentations about the life and work of  Oregon born genius Harry Everett Smith (1923 – 1991)

Free.

The Harry Smith Free For All is a partnership between Oregon Cartoon Institute and The Late Now. It takes place on May 19, 11:00 AM  – 4:00 PM at The Cleaners, 403 SW 10th, in downtown Portland.

Hosted by Leo Daedalus, Oregon Cartoon Institute’s 2013 artist in residence.

THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN MAY 2013. CHECK OUT PAUL WOLFE’S WONDERFUL  PHOTO ESSAY.

11:00 AM Kaveh Askari screens his new 7 minute experimental documentary about Harry Smith’s Bellingham years, and takes questions.

11:30 AM Doug Stewart demonstrates the recording technology Harry Smith used as a teenager when he recorded Lummi Indian rituals.

12:00 PM Recreation of selected String Figures from Harry Smith’s collection

12:30 PM Anne Richardson places Harry Smith within a timeline of Oregon film history

1:00 PM Demonstration of Harry Smith’s performance art approach to projection of his 16mm films: a talk by Dennis Nyback

1:30 PM Joe McMurrian discusses Harry Smith’s curation of his 1952 Anthology Of American Folk Music

2:00 PM Andrew Ritchey discusses sound as an element in avant garde film

2:30 PM Leo Daedalus of The Late Now takes on Harry Smith’s unpredictable relationship to the concept of “truth” .

3:00 PM Alex Reagan conducts The Harry Smith Paper Airplane Invitational, an Indoor Air Show in honor of Harry Smith’s world class paper airplane collection.

3:30 PM Jessica Beer leads the Sacred Harp Singers in traditional shaped note singing, one of Harry Smith’s obsessions, and invites the audience to sing along

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