The Foundry Art Centre Presents The Velvet Years, 1965-67: Warhol’s Factory Photographs by Stephen Shore

With this renewed interest in Andy Warhol, The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to present their newest exhibition The Velvet Years, 1965-67: Warhol’s Factory – Photographs by Stephen Shore, which opens to the public on Friday, September 21, 2012. The Velvet Years Exhibition will be open in the Foundry’s Gallery I & II during regular business hours, through Friday, December 14, 2012.

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The opening reception for The Velvet Years will take place on Friday evening, September 21, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The Foundry Art Centre artists will also be in studio during the reception.

The Velvet Years is a unique exhibition of photographs, taken by Stephen Shore between 1965 and 1967, depicting the scene at Andy Warhol’s studio, the Factory. Shore captures a time when Warhol was emerging as a prominent visual artist and avant-garde filmmaker. The Factory Shore depicts is populated with a diverse group of musicians, artists, actors, writers and aspiring cultural sophisticates, including The Velvet Underground.

The Foundry Art Centre invites the public to extend The Velvet Years experience with the Lindenwood University Film Series, featuring two Warhol-centric films – I Shot Andy Warhol and Factory Girl. Admission is free for Foundry Art Centre members and Lindenwood students and alumni. General admission for the public is $5.00 per person. Both films will be shown in Lindenwood’s Young Auditorium in Young Hall.

This Exhibit was organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.

For more information about the upcoming The Velvet Years, 1965-67: Warhol’s Factory – Photographs by Stephen Shore exhibition and Opening Reception event at the Foundry Art Centre, contact Angela Fowle at (636) 255-0270 or via email at [email protected] The public may also visit their website at for additional details

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