Spindleworks, a nonprofit in downtown Brunswick, is located in a house that’s been converted into an art center for adults with intellectual disabilities. The rooms are filled with vivid paintings, weavings, sculptures and other art, most of which is for sale. At most hours of the day, visitors will find many artists at work on their newest creations.
William Kunitz, a former Bowdoin IT employee, was introduced to Spindleworks when he volunteered there during the McKeen Center’s Common Good Day. “So here’s a long-time Bowdoin employee who attended an event put on by the McKeen Center and discovered Spindleworks, then retired and made a film about it,” Kunitz said.
The film, I Dream the Colors: The Artists of Spindleworks, will be shown to the public Dec. 1, in Kresge Auditorium, at 7 p.m.
Kunitz has worked on the documentary for the past two years, and says “the film focuses on the artists of Spindleworks and their astonishing creativity. Most importantly, it is the story of their abilities rather than their disabilities.”
Kunitz recently completed another film about an organic farm, Goranson Farm: An Uncertain Harvest, which was selected for the 8th Annual Camden International Film Festival and presented on MPBN television.