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Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Outdoor Screening Kicks off 5th Annual Film Festival
Over 200 people walked the Red Carpet on November 3, helping kick off the 5th Annual Rockport Film Festival. Party Chair Linda Malinovsky brought together a fine selection of Rockport eateries and volunteers, and Andrews Distributing provided the party with the festival's Official Texas beer: Shiner Bock.

Around 7:30 pm, the party transitioned to the outdoor screening of Making An American Monument in Rockport Center for the Arts' Sculpture Garden. Documenting a massive sculpture project in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, the film follows three American sculptors over a decade as they carry the project from idea to reality.

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The outdoor screening of Making An American Monument on Thursday, November 3

Among the sculptors featured in the film is Kent Ullberg, internationally acclaimed and locally known for his bronze Rites of Spring, a large sculpture of cranes set in the center of Rockport Center for the Arts' Sculpture Garden, the Art Center's first piece of permanent sculpture. Ullberg and his wife Veerle were on hand for the screening, drawing much intrigue and applause.

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Veerle and Kent Ullberg at the Red Carpet Party, Thursday November 3

If you missed the screening of Making An American Monument, check out the website for the project, where a DVD of the film can be ordered online. The film premiered on KEDT (Corpus Christi PBS affiliate) earlier this Fall as part of their annual fund drive. The Ullbergs, besides being champions of public art, are big supporters of public television. Many thanks to Kent and Veerle Ullberg for continuing to support the arts in Rockport!