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Marcia Connolly & Katherine Knight at Studio 385
September 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Marcia Connolly & Katherine Knight, Spring & Arnaud: Art, Love, Mortality
Photography at Oregon, Last Friday Movie Night
Friday September 27th
Doors open 6:30. Movie starts 7:00
385 West 2nd Ave at Lawrence St.
Eugene, Or 97401
Admission: Open to the public and by fee-will donation
Spring & Arnaud: Art, Love, Mortality
By Marcia Connolly &
Together more than 25 years, Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs lived an artful and art-filled life until Maggs’s death at 86 last year. While Oscar Wilde may have put his talent into his art and saved his genius for the living, these two souls in communion, born 26 years apart, appear not to have stinted on either. Shot in the months leading up to Maggs’s death, the film, as its title more than suggests, is an elegiacally inflected love story between equals, the co-directors never privileging one artist’s oeuvre or sensibility over the other’s. Mostly it’s just Arnaud and Spring, looking, talking, not talking, gesturing, at their cottage in France, their home and studios in Toronto, a flea market, the National Gallery in Ottawa. Affectionate and respectful, it’s also gorgeous to look at.
REVIEW BY JAMES ADAMS
PUBLISHED APRIL 22, 2013 UPDATED JUNE 19, 2017