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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD FRANKLIN, TN WICHITA, KS MCPHERSON, KS PUEBLO, CO GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO ELKO, NV BAKER COUNTY, OR RENO TAHOE, NV SONOMA COUNTY, CA
EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT ART 14
WORLD PREMIERE AMERICART A EFDLT STUDIO FILM PRODUCED BY LEGIT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTED BY WHISTLEPIG RYE WHISKEY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE US CULTURAL AND HERITAGE MARKETING COUNCIL FILMED ON LOCATION IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD FRANKLIN, TN WICHITA, KS MCPHERSON, KS PUEBLO, CO GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO ELKO, NV BAKER COUNTY, OR RENO TAHOE, NV SONOMA COUNTY, CA
MAY 8th, 2020
MCPHERSON OPERA HOUSE 219 S Main St, McPherson, KS 67460
Art is an invitation to a journey; a journey to discover, to express, to be free, to overcome, to have a voice. During the Americart road trip I asked people, everyday Americans, what art meant to them. Everybody had its own words to talk about art but I d i s c o v e r e d a c o m m u n i t y, a brotherhood where no matter who you are, where you are, art is here to talk the same language. Americart is a celebration of art in the heart of America. Come with us in this journey.
EDFLT STUDIO, FILM DIRECTOR
Americart is first of all about love and celebration of the transformative power of art. During the creation of the collective artwork, I could see everyday, watching footage and pictures coming from the camera crew, the words and symbols of love painted on this canvas, by passersby, artists, museum curators or even law enforcement officers. Art is love, that is the ultimate message and teaching from all the wonderful individual we have met and interviewed all across the country. Across the ten amazing American cities and counties who partnered with us to create Americart, the Film Director EFDLT Studio and her camera crew were the witnesses of the critical role of art and culture in diverse communities, from large cultural hubs like Wichita, KS, to small rural communities like Elko, NV. Americart is also an invitation to travel to these ten cities and counties and experience directly their arts and culture offerings, museums, music festivals, art galleries and cultural centers. The film and series will be released in mid 2020, weâ€™ll keep you informed of the exact release date and hope youâ€™ll enjoy watching and sharing. We are pleased to announce that the World Premiere of Americart will happen at the McPherson Opera House, McPherson, KS, on May 8th, 2020. And, due to the incredible positive reception of the project and strong interest from everyone, we announce a Season 2 that will be filmed in the summer of 2020 for a 2021 release. This is the beginning of a great adventure. This project has been made possible by our partner WhistlePig Rye Whiskey, that I want here to warmly thank for their constant support, and in particular Eliza McClure, Brand Director.
PIERRE GERVOIS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AMERICART
FILMED ON LOCATION FROM AUG 15, 2019 to SEP 15, 2019
WORLD PREMIERE MAY 8, 2020
McPherson Opera House, McPherson, KS AMERICART
FOLLOW FILM DIRECTOR EFDLT STUDIO AND HER CAMERA CREW DIANA QUINONES, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY TYLER STONE, 2ND UNIT DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
BEHIND THE SCENES OF AMERICART
NEW YORK CITY, LAUNCH EVENT, AUG 13, 2019 AMERICART
TEAM DEPARTURE FROM BROOKLYN, NY, AUG 15, 2019, 8:00AM
THE MAKING OF THE COLLECTIVE ARTWORK
REVEALING OF THE COLLECTIVE ARTWORK AT HEALDSBURG CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SONOMA COUNTY, CA AMERICART
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE WHISTLE PIG TEAM FOR THEIR SUPPORT AMERICART
Meet Some of the amazing individuals that have been interviewed along the road for Americart Thank you to all of them.
MARTHA ARTIST MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD
BILL MAIER MUSICIAN FRANKLIN, TN
REBEKAH LEWIS JOSH TRIPOLI MURAL ARTISTS WICHITA, KS
LIZ SHEPERD ARTIST, OWNER OF PRAIRIE WORKS ART PRETTY PRAIRIE, KS
AMANDA SMITH CLAY ARTIST MCPHERSON, KS
EMILY GRADISAR OWNER OF TICK TOCK ANTICAFE PUEBLO, CO
TROY CASEY OWNER AND BREWER, CASEY BREWERY GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO
ARMANDO DELGADO SADDLEMAKER ELKO, NV AMERICART
TERRI AXNESS ARTIST, MUDDY CREEK STUDIO BAKER COUNTY, OR
MICHELLE MCCAULEY DANCER RENO, NV
JESUS URINCHO ARTIST BARBER SONOMA COUNTY, CA AMERICART
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Our recommended hotels and properties
COMFORT INN SHADY GROVE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD
After a long day of business meetings or visiting the nation’s capital, get a great night’s rest at The Comfort Inn Shady Grove Gaithersburg - Rockville. Our hotel provides easy access to Washington, D.C., and numbers Gaithersburg attractions and conveniences. Enjoy a short drive to our nation’s capital and its stunning landmarks such as the Washington Monument, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Lincoln Memorial. ®
For business travelers, the hotel oﬀers two 336square-foot meeting rooms, plus businessfriendly amenities including free WiFi, secretarial service and car rental service. Vacationing families, meanwhile, will appreciate the seasonal outdoor pool, gift shop and smoke-free hotel. The location just oﬀ I-370 also puts you within minutes of the Maryland SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center, the Universities at Shady Grove and Montgomery College. Oﬃcial Website
TownePlace Suites by MarriottÂŽ Franklin Cool Springs is an extendedstay hotel where you can balance work and life as you like, with the comfort, flexibility and aďŹ€ordability you require. Enjoy our onsite 24-hour Fitness and Business Centers make it easy to stay in your routine while on the road. Our pet friendly Franklin accommodations feature spacious hotel suites perfect for business or leisure travel.
Ideally located near Cool Springs Galleria, guests can enjoy eateries and shopping within walking distance to the hotel. The spacious guest suites feature a work desk with ergonomic chair, as well as complimentary high-speed Internet access. Feel at home in our neighborhood style suites oďŹ€ering a fully equipped kitchen and plush bedding. Relax and unwind in our indoor pool after a day of shopping in historic downtown Franklin. OďŹƒcial Website
The story of the Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection begins as far back at 1926. The building which now houses the boutique hotel was once home to the popular Union National Bank and Dockum Drug Store, the nation's very first lunch counter sit-in.Â
Nearly eight decades later, the hotel opened its doors and set new, higher standards with an engaging staﬀ trained to anticipate the guests’ every need. The goal continues to blend the rich past with modern elements that today's sophisticated travelers have come to expect. A perfectly designed and decorated hotel with curated art pieces that reflects Wichita’s passion for the arts and culture. Oﬃcial Website
Set near a pond oďŹ€ I-135, this straightforward hotel is a mile from culture and local history exhibits at the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation. Very warm service, youâ€™ll instantly feel at home and enjoy the legendary McPherson hospitality.
The rooms and suites oﬀer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and microwaves, plus minifridges and tea and coﬀeemakers. Suites add sofabeds. Hot breakfast is complimentary. We absolutely loved the pool for relaxing after a day of cultural discoveries in McPherson. Oﬃcial Website
A top choice among Pueblo hotels, the Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo Downtown features spacious guest rooms and inviting public spaces. Come relax in the Courtyard Bistro and Bar, and enjoy our friendly staďŹ€ as well as a number of complimentary amenities, including wireless Internet access, fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub and business center.Â
Attached to the Pueblo Convention Center, this downtown hotel sits just steps from The Pueblo Riverwalk and the Union Avenue District, home to many antique shopping venues and local restaurants. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo Downtown is sure to be more comfortable, more productive, and more enjoyable than ever before! OďŹƒcial Website
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO
When this historic hotel was built in 1893 by Walter Devereux - a silver baron and one of the early settlers of Glenwood Springs - the west was booming. The promise of a fortune built on gold and silver mining was tantalizing for thousands, and those with an adventurous spirit were moving west to explore a new way of living, far from the confines of bustling cities. Glenwood Springs, notable for its healing hot springs, was brimming with potential as a destination for travelers and locals alike - and early settlers capitalized on this potential.
Devereux sought to attract the wealthy and elite to his “Grande Dame,” as Hotel Colorado was fondly called at the time. A 185foot tall fountain of water marked the center of the courtyard, and a European-style spa was an attractive draw for health-seekers during the early years of Hotel Colorado. No expense was spared in the construction of the hotel, which included amenities and attractions like tennis courts, a Victorian garden, a bird sanctuary, and a stunning indoor waterfall. The hotel has been used as a temporary White House, as a place of healing for the U.S. Navy during the World War II years, and a community focal point from its inception.Today, Hotel Colorado is a beautiful step back in time, inviting you to enjoy the cool mountain air, healing hot springs, exceptional service, and memories made with your loved ones. We look forward to our next 125 years of providing legendary hospitality.
RAMADA BY WYNDHAM STOCKMENS CASINO
Welcome to the Ramada Elko Hotel and Casino, located minutes from Elko Regional Airport (ELK) and nearby area attractions including Summit Raceway and Ruby View Golf Course. The hotel provides guests with ample free parking, free WiFi Internet access, as well as access to our gaming floor with 90 slot machines, and a live showroom.
Start your day oﬀ with the delicious free breakfast, which includes fruit, bacon, pancakes, and hash browns. On a beautiful day, enjoy a dip in the seasonal heated outdoor pool before grabbing a bite onsite at the Stockmen’s Coﬀee Shop. Gear up for high-speed fun at Summit Raceway, pull on your cowboy boots for a rodeo at Spring Creek Horse Palace, and explore the educational exhibits at the Western Folklife Center. Sunny days call for outdoor recreation at one of the many area parks including Angel Park, Johnny Appleseed Park, and Mountain View Park. Golfers can tee oﬀ at the scenic Ruby View Golf Course, and special events are nearby at Elko Convention Center.
BAKER COUNTY, OR
The Wisdom House is the oldest home in Baker City, est 1878. It is in the Heart of Downtown Historic District just walking distance to shops, restaurants, museums, parks and so much more. This Historic Home features 4 bedrooms (2 with Queen Beds and one King); 2 Sofa Beds (Queen and Full), open concept 3rd floor with 4 single beds , 2 baths, large dining room and , eat-in kitchen breakfast area and loft area.
The upstairs 2nd floor bedrooms open up onto a Balcony overlooking Downtown Baker City. The upstairs bathroom features a claw-foot bathtub and Plush bathrobes are provided for your comfort. This home has Central Air-conditioning for those hot days. Free Wireless Internet. Flat screen televisions are provided, with Netflix and DVD's. Large yard for any function or activity planned such as Family Reunions, Weddings, Company Meetings, or just a fun getaway. Come Check out the Pig! A Charcoal BBQ that looks like a Pig is provided.
In the city center and near a train station, Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno at THE ROW is in an area with good airport proximity and shopping. National Automobile Museum and Nevada Museum of Art are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center and Great Basin Adventure. Traveling with kids? Consider Sierra Safari Zoo and Fun Quest.
Along with 7 restaurants, this smoke-free resort has a casino and 5 bars/lounges. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a coﬀee shop/café, and a business center. All 1571 rooms oﬀer free WiFi, iPod docks, and LED TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find first-run movies, room service, and rainfall showerheads. Oﬃcial Website
SONOMA COUNTY, CA
The hotel opened with a gala bash in 1957 and quickly became a society hot spot and remained the place to see and be seen two decades later according to a local historian. In 1959, the Flamingo became renowned by Hollywood as the place to stay north of the Bay. Movie stars like Jayne Mansfield were often found sunning themselves by the pool. In modern times, production crews from such films as “Mumford” and “Bandits” have used the Flamingo as headquarters.The Flamingo has been a privately owned, family-run business for thirty years. In 1996, the City of Santa Rosa declared the hotel a historic landmark.
The Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa is as renowned today as a romantic Wine Country destination with links to Hollywood and Las Vegas glamour, as when it opened with a society- packed gala in 1957. Modern amenities, merged with the alluring ambiance of a 1950s summer resort, have ensured its continuing reputation as a society hotspot. In Hollywood, the Flamingo was considered the place to stay north of the Bay. Movie stars like Jayne Mansfield sunned themselves by the pool. Cast and production crews continue to use the resort as their central Wine Country headquarters and as an enchanting filming location.
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SONOMA ME RENTAL HOME
SONOMA COUNTY, CA
This house will remind you family summer holidays with your friends and these distant cousins you only see once a year at your grandma house. Very nicely decorated, great garden with pool, youâ€™re at home!
Like a secret place to take time to think, recharge your energy and share good moments, Sonoma Me is Sonoma Countyâ€™s best kept secret. OďŹƒcial Website
HOTEL HEALDSBURG â€œ
HEALDSBURG SONOMA COUNTY, CA
Located 67 miles north of San Francisco, Hotel Healdsburg encompasses the Sonoma wine countryâ€™s simplicity and charm. The Hotel is set on the western edge of Healdsburg's historic town plaza, and guests can enjoy some of the world's finest vineyards, restaurants and shops within minutes of the front steps.
Beautifully appointed guest rooms, country gardens, pool, and the luxurious spa provide a tranquil setting for guests to relax within the hotel grounds. Dining is a highlight of the Hotel where guests can savor Sonoma County's bounty of extraordinary wines and fresh seasonal ingredients at acclaimed Chef Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen. Hotel Healdsburg oďŹ€ers a broad range of meeting and special event spaces for executive board meetings, wedding celebrations, wine tasting, lectures, and other occasions.
Thank you to Maegan Lavelle Front Desk Agent, for the professional and friendly service.
WESTERN DIGITAL RELIABILITY AND DESIGN
MY PASSPORT 5TB AMERICARTâ€™S CHOICE FOR DATA STORAGE
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) just introduced the refreshed WDÂŽ-brand My PassportTM and My Passport for Mac drives. The award-winning My Passport line now features the slimmest 5TB portable hard drive in the WD brand portfolio at just 0.75 in (19.15mm) thick. The stylish design fits in the palm of a hand, yet has space to store, organize and share a tremendous amount of photos, videos, music and documents.
The stylish new drives feature a fresh look and are available in capacities up to 5TB. The My Passport drive comes in cool new colors including Black, Blue and Red, while the My Passport for Mac drive is Midnight Blue. The My Passport drive is formatted for WindowsÂŽ 10 and will feature a USB 3.0 connector that is compatible with USB 2.0. The My Passport for Mac drive is formatted for macOS Mojave and will have a USB-CTM connector to deliver plug-andplay storage out of the box. This new hard drive has been used by the Film Director of Americart on the road, and worked perfectly everytime, across a 4,000 miles journey.