Event

Friday, April 10, 2015 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

CINEMA ORANGE FILM SERIES | SIGN PAINTERS

Co-created by legendary Riot Grrrl Faythe Levine, OCMA offers a special screening of “Sign Painters.” What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. “Sign Painters,” stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.

"WHAT A TERRIFIC MOVIE FAYTHE AND SAM HAVE MADE! SIGN PAINTER'S ENGAGING TELLING OF THIS IMPORTANT AMERICAN STORY SHOULD HAVE GOOD LEGS."  - Ed Ruscha 

 

Location: Lyon Auditorium, OCMA 
Admission: $10 general, $7.50 student/senior
Free to museum members (Join today!)

6 - 7pm  Live sign painting demonstration

6 - 8  Galleries & food truck open                 

7 - 9pm  Film screening 

Directed by: Faythe Levine & Sam Maco
Featured artists include: Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers.
Feature-length documentary
NBFFRunning time: 120 minutes

Food & Drink: 6 - 9 pm StuffNIt Burgers truck on site

Cinema Orange is a presented in partnership with the Newport Beach Film Festival and organized by Leslie Feibleman, Director of Special Programs + Community Cinema at NBFF. 

Watch the trailer:


Sign Painter Patrick G. Smith has been a professional sign painter since 1972. Smith specializes in hand lettering, pictorial art & gilded signs. He first started painting signs in Vietnam as an Infrantry Mortarman on temporary hold in Cam Rahn Bay. When it was discovered that he could do lettering, his superiors setup the first sign shop in Vietnam. He produced location and pictorial signs for infantry soldiers along routes and camps. Upon returning, he opened his first shop in La Habra. Over the years, he relocated his shop to various locations across Orange County and in 2000, went to work with the Disneyland Sign Shop until 2007. Today he works out of his house in the City of Orange, California, restoring and producing hand painted signs for businesses and the public across Orange County.

 

Special thanks to 1-SHOT and As Issued Art + Design Bookstore