Professor Kristen Kovak Featured in Documentary about the John Riegert Project

Posted on March 1, 2017

In February 2015, Brett Yasko asked 252 Pittsburgh artists to each make a portrait of the same person: John Riegert. What followed has been a journey through studios, coffee shops, parks, museums, riverbanks, universities, cemeteries, artists’ homes and John’s own home. The culmination is this exhibition where, among the portraits, John acts as docent—telling stories of each artist and their work, as well as stories of his own.

The project was shown  at SPACE gallery in Pittsburgh in 2016, and a documentary short film, directed by Julie Sokolow and produced by Olivia Vaughn and Ryan Loew, was created to chronicle the project. Professor Kristen Kovak, one of many School of Art affiliates to participate in the project, is featured in the short.

The film will be shown in the following locations:

Cinequest Film Festival: San Jose, CA. March 2-10, 2017 (Premiere)
Omaha Film Festival: Omaha, NE. March 12, 2017
Film Kitchen at Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Pittsburgh, PA. March 14, 2017
Doc Salon at Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Pittsburgh, PA. April 13, 2017
Rowhouse Cinema, Shorts Program: Pittsburgh, PA. April 14, 2017
The Carnegie Museum of Art: Pittsburgh, PA. April 20, 2017.
Florida Film Festival: Orlando, FL. April 24-29, 2017

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