August 30-October 11, 2019
Light of Future Past: Photography and Film Work of Blair Hayes
Making Movies- Artist Talk by Award Winning Filmmaker Blair Hayes-2:00 pm at the BCC Fine Arts Theater
On August 30th, the Shafer Gallery will be visited by award winning filmmaker Blair Hayes and his actress wife Boti Bliss. This will be a very special opportunity for us to use Blair’s career story and storytelling expertise to inspire and motivate students. Tt 2:00pm that day, the Shafer Gallery is sponsoring a convocation with Blair and his wife in the Barton CC Fine Arts Theater. Blair will be showing film clips of his work and talking about his personal journey and what it takes to become a professional in the entertainment industry or in any field. Blair Hayes has been a director of television commercials, TV, and movies for over 20 years. His commercial clients include Pepsi, Federal Express, McDonalds, Budweiser, Chevrolet, Mercedes, American Express, Gatorade, KFC, Maxwell House, Nintendo, Sony and Verizon. His commercials have appeared during Super Bowls and The Olympics. Awards include the most prestigious in the advertising world including Clios, One Shows, Mobiuses, IBAs, and Addy’s. Blair’s movies include the cult classic comedy, BUBBLE BOY, FEARLESS, and the Ben Affleck/ Matt Damon produced ABC series, “Push, Nevada”. In 2016, he wrote and directed the drama, GREAT PLAINS, starring Tara Buck (TRUE BLOOD) and Beth Grant (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, RAINMAN). Since then he has directed three features including THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED, starring Country sensation Lauren Alaina, and just released Hallmark film EVERY OTHER HOLIDAY. (Blair was also the director of all choreography for the Austin Powers movies and won The Golden Trailer Award for the extended trailer and intro TO AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME.
Reception/Meet and Greet with Blair Hayes- August 30 at 6:30 pm in the Shafer Art Gallery.