L-R, Filmmaker Curt Hahn, John Baeder and Kevin Grogan.
Grogan is the director of Atlanta’s Morris Art Museum and was instrumental in obtaining the grant money to finance the documentary.
Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way is the retrospective exhibition of John Baeder’s wonderful paintings. Primarily featuring diners, John also points his lens/canvas at Taco trucks, hot dog wagons and other unique or everyday subjects that capture his muse. This retrospective has been shown at various galleries (including ones in Atlanta, Nashville, etc).
Now, to accompany the exhibit, a new documentary film has been made and will have it’s Premiere screening this coming Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm at the Tennessee State Museum. The Museum is located in Downtown Nashville at 5th Avenue & Deaderick Street You can call for directions at 615-741-2692. Admission is free. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with artist John Baeder and filmmaker Curt Hahn of Film House.
Below is a link to a small preview of the film from YouTube. I tried posting this clip here and found out that embedding of the image was disabled at the film maker’s request so check out this link to view it as well as 2 others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PWrnCoN3H4&feature=related
This just added (2-23-09), here is a link to Curt Hahn’s Film House website where you can also view clips of the documentary as well as buy the DVD and posters of 3 of John’s paintings… http://www.filmhouse.com/baeder.php