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for Independent Weekly Vol. 22 Issue 15, Apr 2005
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Artist Maud Gatewood produced hundreds of paintings over a long lifetime spent in Yanceyville in rural Caswell County. She kept up with the artistic trends of New York, Paris, and London but chose to practice her art in the land where her creative spirit felt at home. Fellerath discusses a new movie about the artist's life and work, released just before her death in the fall of 2004.
Winston-Salem native Billy Barnes roamed across North Carolina in the 1960s capturing on film what it was like to be poor. His black and white photographs are reminiscent of the documentary style of the Depression-era photographers, like Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans. In this INDEPENDENT interview, Barnes discusses his work and several of his photographs.
In the 2005 North Carolina General Assembly, House Bill 1023, 'The State Lottery Act,' passed by a vote of 61-59. The bill has been sent to the Senate for its consideration. Strom summarizes arguments for and against the lottery, which proponents say will generate $400 million annually for school construction.
Fellerath discusses the eighth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, held in Durham. The festival had strong ticket sales, and attendees had an opportunity to mingle with producers and directors and view premiere showings of a number of documentary films. Duke University pledged $100,000 for the next three years, making the school the festival's largest cash sponsor.