14 Pews presents A Collection of Art Films
14 Pews presents A Collection of Art Films highlighting Houston artists Dixie Friend Gay, Troy Woods, Patrick Turk, Neva Mikulicz, Nestor Topchy, William Loyd and transgender activist Nikki Araguz-Loyd.
Art & Activism is a short documentary highlighting Houston art activist William Loyd and his transgender wife, Nikki Araguz-Loyd as they fight for their right to be married, while Will continues to create his art. The film premiered at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in 2016 (22 minutes).
Nestor Topchy: Houston's Phoenix is a short documentary highlighting the multi-talented Houston artist, Nestor Topchy, and his influence on the Houston art scene since the mid-80s. The film premiered at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in 2016 (21 minutes).
Houston Art Collectors is a short documentary, which follows Victoria Lightman as she interviewed Houston art collectors and artists. The film also highlights Mrs. Lightman's wonderful class called Looking at Art, which introduces many Houstonians to local Houston artists, galleries and art collectors. This documentary was made through the 14 Pews Film Academy. All the editors were college students, which Ms. Thibodeaux taught editing practices and tips which she learned while studying under Ralph Rosenblum (Woody Allen's editor) and Sam Pollard (Spike Lee's editor). The film highlights Houston artists: Dixie Friend Gay, Troy Woods, Patrick Turk Collage Art and Neva Mikulicz. The film premiered at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in 2015 (19 minutes).