Michael Childers: Icons and Legends

Exhibits // Michael Childers: Icons and Legends

Mar 2 - Apr 1

Overview // "It is the fate of actors to be forgotten. Performance is now and new actors come along. The most famous actors of the 1930's films today aren't Greta Garbo or Errol Flynn, they are Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Perhaps because they are still alive, or perhaps because they were drawn before they were photographed.

Still images are easier to get to than films. The mass audience wants films about "now," but they mostly disappear. Film is a more ephemeral medium than the still photograph.

So, Michael Childers has recorded beautifully a lot of actors and directors of the Hollywood period he has lived through. His photographs are a loving record of people he actually knew and admired.

These will always be his Icons and Legends."*

On Saturday, March 24, the Museum of Art Board of Directors will host their annual Black & White Gala fundraising dinner with Mr. Childers as guest of honor. Always an excellent event, party goers will enjoy a gourmet dinner and silent and live auctions. Mr. Childers generously donated two of his photographs for the live auction.

Tickets for the Gala are $100 and available at the Museum of Art and online at SLOMA.org.

Details // Gray Wing


*Excerpt from the introduction of his book, Icons and Legends, written by David Hockney.

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