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SFA to present screening of 'Roadsworth'

June 24, 2009 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - As part of its monthly film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present a free one-night film screening of "Roadsworth: Crossing the Line" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 3, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

The 72-minute documentary focuses on renowned street artist Roadsworth (aka Peter Gibson) who spent three years making his "mark" on Montreal streets, overlaying city markings with home-made stencils and spray paint. Through his creative expressions, a crosswalk became a giant boot print, traffic dividers transformed into zippers and electrical plugs filled parking spaces. Director Alan Kohl examines the artist and his work that spawned a debate over art and authority and who owns public space.

The screening is sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. Parental guidance is suggested. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.