Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Valerie Tian Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Juried show opens Friday at Kenai Fine Arts Center

...of their typically displayed mediums, Thornton said. "This something where someone who is typically a watercolorist or a painter or a potter can try something new," Thornton said. "One or two of them brought in like three different pieces from three...

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...paper for up to 1 week. Makes 8 (2½-inch) molded cookies. Place a few drop of gel food coloring into a small dish or painter's palette. Add enough clear vanilla imitation extract to make "paint," stirring with your paintbrush until desired consistency...

School briefs

...Soldotna Middle School Parent Night is March 18 at 6:30 p.m. Be informed! Gustav Klimt was an Austrian born symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession Movement. He is known for his murals, sketches, paintings...

Events and Exhibits

...salon-style meeting and discussion for those interested in two-dimensional art, including photographers, watercolorists and painters to show their work at 6 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. ? Kenai Fisher Poets 2013 will be held at 7 p.m...

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Thanks borough painters!

...front and rear of our building that add pop and energy while our side doors are an elegant, neutral color. Thanks to the painters from borough maintenance, our community has a brand new facelift to look forward to every time they come down Redoubt Avenue...

Passengers, crew walk away from Era crash

...but no one needed transportation to the hospital, Chief Bob Painter said in a press release. A Homer Airport rescue firefighter...arrived on scene first and reported no leaking fuel or fire, Painter said. "It was a landing roll which turned into a landing...

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...school a better and safer learning environment for your children. We would like to thank Borough Maintenance electricians, painters, electronics and general maintenance employees who have made these improvements and upgrades possible with their hard work...


...school a better and safer learning environment for your children. We would like to thank Borough Maintenance electricians, painters, electronics and general maintenance employees who have made these improvements and upgrades possible with their hard work...

iPad art gains recognition in new Hockney exhibit

...majestic views of Yosemite National Park that drew gasps.Already captured by famed photographer Ansel Adams, and prominent painters such as Thomas Hill and Albert Bierstadt, Hockney's iPad images of Yosemite's rocks, rivers and trees are both comfortingly...



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