OPENING RECEPTION - The Velvet Years, 1965-67: Warhol’s Factory Photographs by Stephen Shore

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The Foundry Art Centre is hosting an Opening Reception for their newest exhibition – The Velvet Years, 1965-67: Warhol’s Factory-Photographs by Stephen Shore – which opens to the public on Friday, September 21, 2012.

The opening reception for The Velvet Years will take place on Friday evening, September 21, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The Foundry Art Centre artists will also be in studio during the reception.

The Velvet Years is a unique exhibition of photographs, taken by Stephen Shore between 1965 and 1967, depicting the scene at Andy Warhol’s studio, the Factory. Shore captures a time when Warhol was emerging as a prominent visual artist and avant-garde filmmaker. The Factory Shore depicts is populated with a diverse group of musicians, artists, actors, writers and aspiring cultural sophisticates, including The Velvet Underground.

The Foundry Art Centre invites the public to extend tonight’s experience with The Velvet Years at the Lindenwood University Film Series, featuring the showing of the  Warhol-centric film - I Shot Andy Warhol - at 8:30 pm immediately following the Opening Reception, at the Young Auditorium in Young Hall located on the Lindenwood campus.

For more information about the Opening Reception for The Velvet Years, please call the Foundry Art Centre at (636) 255-0270 or visit the Foundry website at www.foundryartcentre.org for additional details.



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