Embrace diversity and celebrate individuality
This year the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) has taken a different path with its annual Poster Contest Competition. After five years of high school student competitions, and in keeping with the vision and mission of promoting the next generation, it was decided to offer this design opportunity to college students. Graphic Design students at Mount Ida College have been exclusively chosen by AIFF to participate in this year’s Poster Design Contest. Please join us for the 2016 AIFF Poster Contest Press Announcement & Reception on Thursday, April 21, 7 PM at the Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street, Arlington for an evening of music by Slow Boat Home, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. All poster submissions will be on display and the winning poster will be unveiled
The competition seeks a creative vision that expresses the multi-cultural nature of the film festival, embracing diversity as well as celebrating individuality. The winner of the contest will receive a $500 USD award and the winning poster will be featured on all materials; i.e. newspapers, magazines, TV, website, social media, film boards locally, nationally and internationally. www.AIFFest.org
About Mount Ida College
Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, MA, just minutes from Boston. Mount Ida provides career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare students for success in their chosen fields of endeavor. With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves.
Slow Boat Home: Jug, Country and Blues Music
Slow Boat Home plays the music your great-grandfather might have enjoyed - if he had truly eclectic tastes and traveled the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Louisville to Memphis and on down to New Orleans… a mixture of jug band, country and blues music spanning the first half of the 20th century and stretching into some classic country of the 1950s and 60s. www.SlowBoatHome.com
C. "Bo" Dacius - Vocals, Mandolin, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Banjo-Mandolin
Michael Smith - Vocals, Acoustic and National guitar, kazoo
Stephen Born - Vocals, Harmonica, Jug, Percussion
Scott Southgate - Vocals, Bass
About the Arlington Center for the Arts
The Arlington Center for the Arts is a community arts center devoted to the mission of "transforming lives and building community through the arts." ACA was established in 1988 by a visionary group of artists, writers, musicians and educators as a place where artists could share their work with the community through educational and outreach programs. Today, ACA is a vibrant community arts center and a cornerstone for the creative community in Arlington. ACA offers opportunities for people of all ages to discover and express their own creativity and to appreciate the creativity of others through a dynamic mix of classes, workshops, exhibits, performances and special events. www.acarts.org
The Gibbs Gallery at ACA: The Gibbs Gallery features over 250 local artists each year in open and juried exhibits. Next up in the Gibbs Gallery: “Humans of Arlington,” ACA’s 13th annual Images of Arlington show featuring work by local emerging and established artists, with an accompanying 5th grade exhibit, featuring artwork by more than 400 Arlington public school students.