INVISIBLE WOMEN WINS COVETED EMMY AWARD PBS DOCUMENTARY BASED ON THE BOOK BY LOCAL AUTHOR AND BUSINESS CO-OWNER JANE FORTUNE
Bella Fortuna North – Lake Leelanau
Monday, June 10, 2013
LAKE LEELANAU, MI – Invisible Women, a 30 minute PBS documentary based on the book Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence by Jane Fortune of Leland, co-owner of Bella Fortuna North in Lake Leelanau, has won a coveted “Emmy Award” in the Historical and Cultural Program category, given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Emmy Awards, TV’s equivalent to the Oscars, was announced on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Invisible Women will premiere locally at Bella Fortuna North on Monday, June 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. Guests will toast the Emmy with Prosecco and enjoy complimentary appetizers. Dr. Fortune will introduce the documentary and be available for questions at the close of the show.
On Monday, July 1 there will be another showing of the documentary and a special celebration dinner at the restaurant. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. Both showings are limited to 50 guests, and reservations are required. To make reservations call the restaurant at 231-994-2400.
Another preview is scheduled at the Odeon Theatre in Florence, Italy on Tuesday, June 25.
The 30 minute documentary was produced by WFYI-TV in Indianapolis and aired there in November 2012. It is based on the research and restoration efforts that Dr. Fortune has undertaken in Florence to bring attention to the many talented women artists who have lived and worked in Florence from the Renaissance on. A trailer from the documentary can be viewed on YouTube by clicking this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xql-OJlMBeY&feature=youtu.be
“Most people, when they think of Florence and art, think of Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci,” says Jane. “All too little is known about incredible contributions of women artists – despite the fact that Florence has been a place where creative women worked for more than 500 years. We know there are at least 2,000 works by women that are in storage and haven’t been viewed for centuries.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013