They did this by drawing recognizable objects—hands, horses, even a Pablo Picasso painting—while the objects were flipped upside down.
“By turning them upside down, you transform a horse into a group of unfamiliar shapes instead of the familiar ‘horse,’” said Lisa Layton, the children’s associate from Mentor Public Library who oversees Studio MPL. “This forces you to use the organizational part of your brain when drawing it, instead of your artistic side.”
Mira recreates a Pablo Picasso painting with markers during Studio MPL, an art club for kids at Mentor Library.
Studio MPL meets on the third Monday of most months. Each month, students work on different art challenges, as well as their own projects. However, it will be on hiatus during the summer and shall return in September.
“Touch of Evil” tells the story of a Mexican Drug Enforcement Agent (played by Charlton Heston) and an American police captain (Welles) who investigate a car bomb. They must discover who committed the crime, as well as uncover who is planting the evidence that would frame an innocent man.
The screening will be hosted by Chris Lambert, a local Welles expert who will introduce the film while in character as the director.
Lambert has spent decades studying Welles and the last three years speaking as him. He has performed at places as diverse as bookstores, churches and even the Cleveland Museum of Art. He will talk about both Welles and the creation of “Touch of Evil” before the screening. His talk will begin at 6 p.m. with the film following at 7:30 p.m.
“‘Touch of Evil’ is special, I feel, because it is underrated,” Lambert said. “With repeated viewing, we see both how multilayered the film is how and how tortured Welles’s character, Captain Quinlain, is.”
The screening can serve both as a celebration and as an introduction to Welles, one of cinema’s most celebrated directors. Furthermore, one need not be an expert to appreciate Welles’s work, Lambert said.
“You do not need to be a cinephile to enjoy a Welles film,” he said, “but it helps to find all the interesting and minute details in his films, as he makes such complex films.”
This special screening is presented by Mentor Public Library and Atlas Cinemas and sponsored by the Mentor Community Arts Commission.
“Orson Welles was a pioneer in filmmaking whose approach to writing, acting and directing is studied and interpreted even today,” Atlas Cinemas Director of Operations Christopher Baxter said. “He was an artist. Making films wasn’t just a job. His passion came through as he was personally connected to the films that he made.”
Be honest. You wish you knew what tannins were or what people meant when they talked about “dry” wines. (How can a wine be dry? It’s a liquid.)
You don’t need to be a sommelier or anything. You just wish you knew enough about wine to learn about what you like, instead of always taking recommendations from people who sound as if they might know what they’re talking about.
In 2014, more than 2,000 kids, teens and adults signed up for summer reading at Mentor Public Library.
This year, the library has something even more super in store.
Mentor Public Library will run a trio of summer reading programs this year and all three are focused on superheroics. The children’s program is Every Hero Has a Story; the teens’ is Unmask!; and adults’ is Escape the Ordinary.
Everyone who participates in the summer reading programs—either by reading books or attending library programs—has a chance to win prizes. Those prizes include gift cards from Toys ‘R’ Us and Lake County Captains tickets, as well as gift cards from other local businesses. The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning.