Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meet Marjorie

LOST IN LIVING Documentary Film Newsletter

The Summer is just about over and work continues on LOST IN LIVING. Thank you to everyone who contributed, shared links, posted on Facebook and liked the Facebook page ( I am grateful and humbled by your support and belief in this project. Editing is steadily progressing!

As part of the campaign I am introducing one of the remarkable women from the film each month. July turned out to be a crazy month for me so we move onto August and introduce, Marjorie Schlossman, mother of seven, prolific abstract painter and inspiring friend.

Meet Marjorie:
“I had something to say and it was an emotional thing. I had the strongest impulse to express it. Always had that feeling and it was wonderful to me to find painting.”

Facts about Marjorie:
•Abstract Painter.
•Lives in Fargo, North Dakota.
•Plays violin in the Fargo Moorhead Symphony.
•Mother of five daughters and two sons.
•Star of the film PLAIN ART (see trailer here)

A link to Marjorie’s website here.

Artist Marjorie Schlossman collaborated with various architects to build environments in which her paintings hang. The first, The Roberts Street Chapel in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, preceded 6 smaller, more intimate and moveable chapels she calls "chaplets." She relished the idea of painting inside each finished chapel or chaplet, responding to that specific environment and its inspirations.

These spaces, and the art within them, are designed to provide people with a moment’s respite from daily life, whether that moment is used to contemplate, pray, mourn or celebrate. Unlike a gallery, none of the artwork is for sale. Unlike a museum, there is no charge to enter.

A link to an article about The Roberts Street Chaplet Project here.

Info about LOST IN LIVING and how you can help:

LOST IN LIVING follows four remarkable women, all artists as well as mothers. Through intimate, verite scenes, and in-depth interviews, this film illuminates how the choice of being a mother can affect one’s art and approach to creativity. Further, the film explores parenting expectations and failures, issues of friendship and marriage, the monotony of domestic routines, and most importantly who we are in the world and how we all struggle with the balance of family commitment and personal work.

Tax deductible contributions to LOST IN LIVING can be made on-line by visiting the website (here) and clicking on the “donate” tab, or you can mail a check written out to my non-profit 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor: FILMMAKERS ALLIANCE, 1218 East Palm Street, Altadena, CA 91001 (with LOST IN LIVING in the subject line of the check). Tax I.D. #95-4449125

To view a ten-minute excerpt of the film, please go here or here.

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All the best,