Screening of Seeds of the City and artist talk with filmmaker Venus Chintala and artist David Lee

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Join us in The Healing Garden @ the Price at RU-N on Wednesday, October 19th to view the documentary Seeds of the City by filmmaker Venus Chintala and a presentation of artwork by artist David Lee. The film will be introduced by the filmmaker and artist David Lee who will show his artwork related to documenting the community gardens and gardeners of Newark. The screening will be followed by an opportunity to ask the artists questions. Limited chairs and picnic blankets will be provided. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket.


About Venus Chintala

Venus Chintala HeadshotVenus Chintala is an amateur filmmaker who made New York City his home for the past 15 years. He is fascinated by the expressions of life in all beings and tries to capture them for others to see. What started as taking videos of a sparrow here and a squirrel there soon started consuming most of his time on the weekends documenting moments of non-human life that mostly go unnoticed by the busy city dwellers. His current film “Seeds of the City” revolves around gardening in the cities, the stories of those who share a passion for growing for reasons that would soon surprise him. Venus is a software engineer by profession.


About David Lee

David Lee HeadshotDavid Lee is an ink and watercolor artist who lives and works in New York City. His style is inspired by traditional East Asian watercolor paintings, architectural drawings, and illustrations. Through a combination of linework and color, he seeks to honestly render the essence of the environments we inhabit, to give attention to all elements within them. His work also invites people to see how life and meaning carry on amidst the chaotic emergence of a new normal, e.g., climate change impacts, and alternative visions. David has a background in architecture and urban planning and works as an environmental planner. 



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