Door County Activity – Peninsula School of Art and Base Camp Coffee Bar Host Film Shorts

A selection of short films by internationally recognized Milwaukee filmmakers, Tate Bunker and Mark Escribano, will be shown at Base Camp Coffee Bar in Sister Bay on Saturday, November 22 from 7 – 8:30 pm. Some of the featured works, which run about five minutes each, were previously screened at the Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris, by invitation of the museum.

Mark Escribano works professionally as a photographer, cinematographer, videographer, actor and director. He is a past recipient of the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for emerging artists and was recognized by the Suitcase Fund for traveling artists.

Tate Bunker freelances as both a director and director of photography, in addition to creating art films. He is a recipient of various art and filmmaking grants. Among his awards are “Best Filmmaker” at the Milwaukee International Film Festival in 2005 and an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in a Children’s Series as a Producer.”

Bunker will also be a featured artist in the Peninsula School of Art’s upcoming exhibit, “Flickers of Recognition: Technology & the Self Portrait,” in June of 2009.

According to Cathy Hoke-Gonzales, Executive Director of Peninsula School of Art, the showing at Base Camp presents the School with an opportunity to bring art into the community. “We have ongoing programs that allow the community to enjoy a wealth of artistic experiences at no charge,” Hoke-Gonzales says. “This event continues that mission by bringing a contemporary art form to a convenient gathering place in northern Door County.”

In partnership with Base Camp, the Peninsula School of Art, in Fish Creek, is hosting the screening. Base Camp Coffee Bar is located at 10904 State Highway 42 in Sister Bay. For more information, call 920.868.3455.