Caption: 2007 Woodstock Film Festival poster by artists Peter Max
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WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2007 OFFICIAL POSTER CREATED BY FAMED ARTIST PETER MAX
(Woodstock NY) – May 16, 2007: Talk about a match made in heaven! Innovator of what has become known as the Cosmic ‘60s art movement, Peter Max has created this year’s official commemorative Woodstock Film Festival poster.
"Woodstock is synonymous with creative energy, rock-n-roll, and free spirits,” said Max. “This tradition continues with the Woodstock Film Festival and all of the wonderful, independent film makers it is featuring and supporting."
Meira Blaustein, Woodstock Film Festival Co-Founder and Executive Director, enthused, “Given Peter’s strong positions on environmental, human and animal rights, it’s simply the most natural fit that he design our poster. We are thrilled beyond belief to have an artist of his caliber promoting the Festival and creating an image that depicts the independent spirit, pursuit of dreams and fun that the Festival represents.”
In addition to the Festival’s commercial usage of this image, 100 18” x 24” limited edition 2007 WFF posters will be individually signed and dedicated by Max personally, and available for sale for $100 through the Festival website, www.woodstockfilmfestival.com and http://woodstockfilmfestival.com/store/wff-max-poster.php
“This is a very small run of prints and an amazing opportunity to own a real work of art that is significant to the Woodstock Film Festival as well as the area’s history and the town itself,” added Blaustein.
Max’s collaboration with Woodstock is long and varied. In 1989, he created the world’s largest rock-and-roll stage for the Moscow Music Peace Festival, set to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Then, in 1999, Max set a record (beating his own) for painting the largest mural: a 600-foot stage for the 1999 Woodstock celebration.
Michael Lang, creator of the Woodstock Music Festival & Concert, said,“Woodstock has always been close to Peter’s heart and throughout our long friendship he has been incredibly generous with his unique talent.”
ABOUT PETER MAX:
Peter Max is a multi-dimensional creative artist. He has worked with oils, acrylics, water colors, finger paints, dyes, pastels, charcoal, pen, multi-colored pencils, etchings, engravings, animation cells, lithographs, serigraphs, silk screens, ceramics, sculpture, collage, video and computer graphics. He loves all media, including mass media as a "canvas" for his creative expression.
ABOUT THE WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL:
The eighth annual Woodstock Film Festival takes place October 10-14, 2007. The ‘fiercely independent’ event will include more than 150 films, panels, concerts, and special events that will be featured at venues in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Hunter, and Rosendale. Over the years, the Woodstock Film Festival has established itself as one of the best independent film events in the country by premiering exceptional films, hosting the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry, presenting A-list concerts, parties and panels, and creating stimulating year-round programming.
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promotes artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity.
For additional info, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com