‘A Man Named Pearl’ screens at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Topiary Artist Pearl Fryar, 68 (Submitted photo)

“A Man Named Pearl,” a story about topiary artist Pearl Fryar screens Sunday, Jan 20 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., and No Festival Required presents a film by Scott Galloway and Brent Pierson. Doors open 12:30 p.m. for a 1 p.m. showing, according to a press release.

The topiary sculptor’s story revolves around his garden and life, both of which inspire his family, community, and thousands of visitors who come to experience his masterful and creative talents involving a ladder, electric hedge trimmer, discarded or junk plant life on an earthy canvas.

The film traces the 68-year-old’s journey from a small town sharecropper’s son to an internationally acclaimed artist, focusing on his position as the celebrated cultural and spiritual icon of his impoverished town, the release describes.

As onlookers wander through his living art, the soft-spoken man wants people to feel differently than when they arrived. A Man Named Pearl offers a look into the life a man who turned obstacles into “breathtakingly beautiful possibilities,” the release adds.

Director Scott Galloway will do a Question-and-Answer following the screening via Skype, the release states.

Call 480-499-8587 for tickets or go to the Box Office.

Go to: scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/art-house-cinema-1-20/

 

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