By Forge Collective
This project was made possible in part with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Sundown Dec 25, 2021
Final Episode: Art Works in Mysterious Ways
Still feeling like she missed the mark, Keiko reaches out to a young couple who stumbled upon Chris's work via Instagram and came to the reception for a conversation. In them, she finds what she was looking for.
Episode 6: Message in a Water Jug
Paul and Chris have their final conversation about their experience. Paul reveals his disappointment with Chris's work but Chris reaffirms his artistic conviction.
Episode 5: Art is Everywhere—Even at a Gun Show
After the reception, Keiko sits down with Paul for an honest conversation. Paul reveals his true feelings about Chris's artwork and the whole process. Keiko confronts him about the controversial sign.
Episode 4: The Reception
The day of the reception arrives. Chris's friends join with local residents, sparking conversations and taking in Chris's outdoor installation. But no one was prepared for the story Chris told about what happened to his brother...
Episode 3: Bullets and a Ticket Stub
Despite Chris's inner conflict, he and Paul continue to interact cordially. Paul even gifts Chris with some 9mm shells and a ticket stub from Stevie Nick's concert the night before the arrival of Hurricane Irene, to be used in Chris's art work. But when Chris tells Paul about his revised plan, things begin to sour.
Episode 2: Dixie Narco and Irene
Paul and Chris continue to get to know each other as Chris begins preparatory work on site at Paul's store for his art installation. For a while they seem to be getting along very well, but Chris confesses to Keiko that he is bothered by Paul's political views and what he perceives as a racially biased attitude.
Episode 1: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
In the first meeting between Paul, the gun store owner, and Chris, the artist, things go remarkably well. Keiko, the curator and producer, is delighted that the two reveal unexpected common interests and mutual understanding.