On 16, Nov 2016 | In | By Gayle
Twelve teens from four high schools came together in the summer of 2016 to create a large mural in Rifle, CO. They chose to illustrate the impacts that technology has on their lives, surrounding these images with the natural scenery of their Rocky Mountain Region. The project was facilitated by local organization YouthZone, in collaboration with the Bookcliffs Arts Center. The film is available at www.vimeo.com/191657972.
On 20, Nov 2015 | In | By Gayle
For over a year now, Gayle Embrey and Sue Drinker have been filming the story of local citizens, mostly retirees, working to stop oil & gas company Ursa from drilling inside their community. The film tells the story of the fight to keep gas drilling from inside the Battlement community
On 23, Oct 2013 | In | By Gayle
Beyond The Walls (2014)
A documentary by Gayle Embrey
All over the world, people from different cultures instinctively go to the walls, painting their stories as a way to give voice to their life experiences. In Beyond The Walls, we enter the murals for a personal view of lives affected by violence, poverty or conflict. Beyond The Walls brings to life the impact of traumatic events on those who survive.
The Health Mural was painted by a group of high school students in Harper, Liberia. Christina Mallie of Colors of Connection (formerly Visions of Hope) taught the students and oversaw the project. The purpose of this mural is to teach people ways to stay healthy. Murals in Liberia are often used to educate local people. In Harper they are also often painted on buildings burned out during one of their three recent civil wars in an effort to beautify the area and reduce the trauma of 3 civil wars.
Squirrels, Sex & Big Ass Grinders is a documentary film of seven women artists in the Roaring Fork Valley. Filmmakers Sue Drinker and Gayle Embrey interviewed each artist where they work and put together a trailer of their favorite moments. The full length documentary will premiere at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, CO on December 13, 2013.
Francie Jacober, Author
Alexandra Jerkunica, Dancer/Choreographer
Sue Krehbiel, Singer/Songwriter
Nancy Lovendahl, Sculptor
Andrea Wallace, Photographer
Betty Weiss, Painter
Ellen Woods, Painter
This video was made for a presentation at Southern Methodist University by Director Gayle Embrey and features mural artist Claudia Bernardi and her work in El Salvador. It also features Groundswell murals and muralists in Brooklyn, NY as well as Juana Alicia and her mural work in the San Francisco Bay Area.