Woodstock Film Festival Unveils 2012 Poster
The Woodstock Film Festival is thrilled to unveil its 13th Anniversary poster image, an assemblage made entirely from recycled linoleum flooring called “Eye of the World” by Hudson Valley artist Bill Miller. The poster is the artist’s depiction of the Hudson Valley.
Miller has been working with repurposed vintage linoleum for over two decades and creates collage-like pieces that depict bucolic landscapes and political statements about our society.
Woodstock is known for its creative and independent culture where being different is cultivated. “It’s amazing what Miller can do with old flooring and his innovative use of recycled materials is very much in alignment with the spirit of Woodstock,” said WFF co-founder and executive director Meira Blaustein. ”The dramatic image he created for this year’s poster literally depicts the Eye of the World gazing out from right here in the Hudson Valley, a perfect metaphor for the Woodstock Film Festival.”
“It’s a real honor and privilege to be selected,” said Miller. “I hope my interpretation of this area as both a cultural center of gravity and a place of natural beauty resonates with people who see it.”
This year’s festival will be held October 10-14 in the arts colony of Woodstock and across the Hudson Valley region including the historic towns of Kingston, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, and Saugerties. An exhibit of Miller’s work will be on display in Woodstock during the Festival at VARGA Gallery, next door to Upstate Films, one of WFF’s primary screening venues.