Local filmmaker, FCJH student artwork celebrates Black History Month at Fishers City Hall

Local filmmaker, FCJH student artwork celebrates Black History Month at Fishers City Hall

Fishers – “A Youthful  Prospective of Black History in America” celebrates Black History Month through the artwork of Fall Creek Junior High School students.  It is the February exhibit hosted by the Fishers Arts Council at The Art Gallery at City Hall. Visitors will also be in for a treat. A special film by Indiana filmmaker Demetrius Witherspoon. The 20-minute film, called “Submerge: Echo 51,” is a sci-fi movie and is rated PG13.

Witherspoon was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on Feb. 4, 1974, and owns DV Entertainment Pictures, a film production company. He has been working on his fifth film, which will be released in 2020.  Demetrius has won awards for editing and directing, and has many talents, including R and B singing, screenwriting, cinematographer, and producer.  He was inspired by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and JJ Abrams.  For more information, visit  http://www.dventertainmentpictures.com/

A public reception will take place  from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at The Art Gallery at City Hall where visitors can meet the students, Witherspoon, and some of the stars of the film. The exhibits are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most artwork is available for sale by contacting FishersArtsCouncil@gmail.com or calling (317) 537-1670.

The Fishers Arts Council’s goal is to promote spaces for public art and local artists in the city and in the private sector. Learn more about the FAC, visit http://www.fishersartscouncil.com/ and like its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FishersArt/ For more information, contact Shari Knox at sknox0031@comcast.net or Thomas Rich thomasrich1952@gmail.com.

Kristi Rowe
krowe@nickelplatearts.org