C Blake Evernden exhibit explores movie posters


Local film-maker C Blake Evernden explores the history of movie poster design by looking back on his very earliest films for his movie poster themed exhibition “Cinematic Imaginings,” which opens at Casa tonight, Saturday, June 23.

C Blake Evernden explores movie posters for his new exhibit at Casa. photo by Richard Amery
“I’ve been making movies since I was 11 or 12 and usually the budget wasn’t enough to reflect what was in my head.

So I thought making a movie poster could better reflect it,” he said, adding the works include posters for short films and featured he’s  completed throughout his career, but also three new films he is working on. The new films include a romantic comedy set  in, aptly, a movie theatre.

“And on another of the new ones, I’ve used a couple actresses I hope to be working with on the film,” he said.

“I’m influenced by David Grove, Bill Gold and Bob Peak who designed a lot of posters in the ’60s and ’70s,” he said, adding the exhibit was a chance to expand his design skills.

“Otherwise I’d still just be doing floating heads and text around them like most people do today,” he said.
“ That’s been the most exciting part of doing this exhibit is doing all the research into different styles,“ he said.
The exhibit runs until Aug. 24 in one half of the main gallery at Casa.

 The opening reception is 7-9 p.m. at Casa for C Blake Evernden’s “Cinematic Imaginings”  and Kari Lehr and Karen Tamminga-Paton’s Beloved” in the main gallery as well as for for Robert Bechtel’s “Lineage” as well as   Peak Support Services art classes “Monsters” in the Concourse showcase and   Alison Grigg’s  group show “Do not Touch The Art,” in the Passage Gallery.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor