Lakewood’s Film, Art and Book Festival a success

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The Lakewood Film, Art and Book Festival, held this year at Clover Park Technical College’s McGavick Center, was a big success, having drawn 711 attendees – up from 423 in 20176.

The best attended film was “A Man Called Ove,” closely followed by the Jesse Owens story “Race.”

The juried art show had its biggest participation to date with more than 60 fine art and photography entries. First place for fine art went to Anne Doane for her painting titled “Late for a Date.” Trinda Love took first place in photography for her “River Bend” entry and Hoyt Crace won the people’s choice award. Several artists took home added cash as attendees purchased their favorite works near the close of the event.

Hye Kim was the lucky recipient of the Lee Oskar donated harmonica autographed by actor Bruce Willis. Following the drawing, Lee then presented the entire $1,020 in donations to the FAB Festival Association.

On Sept. 29, author Tami Oldham Ashcraft touched everyone’s heart with her talk on what it’s like to be alone and “Adrift” in the Pacific for 41 harrowing days.

Additionally, many thoughtful comments were directed toward our wonderful cadre of FAB volunteers. Author Nick Adams said it best: “In all my years of appearances like this, I have never experienced a set of volunteers as consistently pleasant and helpful as the group gathered here!” Thanks to Nick and others for their kind words.

Also, 2018 was the first year FAB was held at the McGavick Center, Clover Park Technical College (CPTC). Everyone echoed the comment, “Great location! Keep it!”

Planning for the 2019 FAB Fest is already in the works. For information, visit www.facebook.com/lakewoodfilmartsbooks.

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