''Five Questions put to Six working artists''

''Five Questions put to Six working artists''

the Film

What is art?

What is creativity?

What is being an artist?

5x6 Film exhibits six exceptional working artists of varying genres in their studios and workspaces combined with interviews delving into the sources of their purpose, motivation and work.

Teaser

An inspiring short film about six diverse artists and the depth of their creativity.

5x6 Film Teaser - Geof Kern

5x6 Film Teaser - Mark Thompson

5x6 Film Teaser - Matt Posey

5x6 Film Teaser - Ariel Saldivar

5x6 Film Teaser - Terry Hays

5x6 Film Teaser - Sedrick Huckaby

the Filmmakers

DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY

Chris Rupert

TITLES/GRAPHICS

Element X Creative

WEB DESIGN

Chris Upton

UNDERWATER CAM

Jeremy Shelby

SOUND

Chris Montefiore

GAFFER

Mark Zepeda

GRIP

Chris Gonzalez

HAIR & MU

Lorene Herrera

VIDEO/SET ASST

Lonny Parton

PROPS ASST

Erin Murphy

LOGO DESIGN

Grant Nellessen

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Geoffrey Kern

the Artists

SEDRICK HUCKABY

painter + fine artist mixed mediums

It's hard to decide what is most impressive about Sedrick. His very large scale, multi-panel paintings? His impressive resume: BFA from Boston U, MFA from Yale, in the permanent collection at The Whitney, Guggenheim fellowship? How his art delves intimately into studies of his family and community? Or maybe just that he is a cool, laid back, really nice guy.

Sedrick's current work features large scale paintings of handmade quilts as well as sketches of those around him which he is currently experimenting with printing and transferring via different methods.

SEDRICK HUCKABY

TERRY HAYS

multimedia sculpture

Terry stopped making personal art for 20 years, instead turning his talent to set painting for stage productions. Luckily, he returned to his own artwork about ten years ago. Attracted to street art and full body tattoos, as well as art from different cultures especially: Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, China, and Japan, his current pieces reference natural disasters and the elements that fluctuate with them. The meticulous detail and multi-layered pattern precision in his work is exquisite.

TERRY HAYS

MARK THOMPSON

tattoo artist

Mark has been a tattoo artist since 1994. He specializes in large, Eastern-inspired pieces. His work pops with its bold, bright colors and perfect detail.Those who have tattoo work by Mark keep coming back for more, sometimes from far away places.

You can find him at Obscurities Tattoo Parlour in Dallas, TX.

MARK THOMPSON TATTOO

MATTHEW POSEY

playwright + actor + theater owner/operator

Matthew and his Ochre House Theater productions and troupe have become shining stars of the Dallas theater scene, recognized as one of Dallas's Best by D Magazine in July 2012. His unique and unforgettable productions might include puppets, cross-dressing, live video interaction and almost always live music accompaniment. All produced in an intimate 45-seat theater near Fair Park.

Matthew is also a seasoned actor. You can spy him in the current Dallas prime time tv series as well as feature films such as No Country For Old Men and Temple Grandin.

THE OCHRE HOUSE THEATER

ARIEL SALDIVAR

jewelry designer + musician

Be it rocks or rocking out, Dallas jewelry designer and musician Ariel Saldivar is a pro. The Trinity Christian School grad was an opera student at New York University when she joined the local indie music scene (and switched her major to art history).

In 2006, she returned to Dallas to curate a private art collection, then toured with Polyphonic Spree, Canada’s Broken Social Scene and Dallas Dolphin Cry. After rediscovering her childhood rock stash and enrolling in an El Centro jewelry-making class, Olivia K Jewelry was born. Now Saldivar mixes her dual passions fulltime. She works on her upcoming record with fiance Eric Harvey several days a week, and spends the rest at her Elm Street studio, crafting geodes into delicate pendants, necklaces and earrings made from recycled silver and 24k gold with semi-precious stones.

Ariel was touted as one of Dallas's Best by D Magazine July 2012 and resides in Dallas with her dog, Olivia.
(bio by Jessica Elliot)



OLIVIA K JEWELRY

GEOF KERN

photographer

While Geof Kern began as a fashion photographer he never considered himself one. Describing his style as "photographing ideas," fashion was the most receptive commercial genre of imaginative or experimental photography at the time. During the 1990's, as acceptance of creative photography grew in advertising, art directors began to assign Kern more diverse subject matter such as automobile campaigns, rail service, and technology.

Beyond labels, Kern has made many photographs for everyday commercial use that have since become art sold in galleries, and much of his work has influenced contemporaries and trends in photography over the span of his career.

GEOF KERN PHOTOGRAPHY

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