Film Subject and Famed Artist Wayne White to Skype with Asbury Park Audience 

ASBURY PARK, NJ (Dec. 17, 2012) – The ShowRoom Cinema today announced its first collaboration with the Monmouth County Arts Council since relocating to its new venue, 707 Cookman Avenue, in late November.   The charitable evening in support of Monmouth Arts is slated for December 18 at 6:30 p.m. The event will begin with a pre-film reception complete with a craft beer tasting from Lush in Asbury Park and artisan chocolates by Donna & Company.  A screening of the documentary “Beauty is Embarrassing,” will commence at 7:30 p.m. followed by a post-film Skype interview with Emmy Award-winning artist Wayne White facilitated by Asbury Park’s Jeffrey Seeds.  Proceeds from the evening will benefit Monmouth Arts community arts programs including ArtHelps.

“‘Beauty is Embarrassing’ and its subject, Wayne White, create an ideal platform to explore the artistic process, as well as the trials and tribulations of a commercial artist.  As a community-driven independent theater, The ShowRoom is excited for the opportunity to partner with the Monmouth County Arts Council and support its mission of inspiring and fostering the arts in our community,” commented Michael Sodano, of The ShowRoom Cinema.

White first established a name for himself in the early ‘80s with his inventive, playful designs for the famed “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”  In “Beauty is Embarrassing,” first-time filmmaker Neil Berkeley takes viewers on a mystical journey through White’s past, from his childhood to his work as an underground cartoonist, and on to some of his wildest creations still in production today.  Interviews with White’s closest family members and friends provide insight into the illustrious artist’s inspiration. 

Reservations for the December-18 event at The ShowRoom Cinema are required.  Tickets for the pre-film reception and film are $35 for Monmouth County Arts Council members, $45 for non-members.  Tickets to view the film and Skype interview only are $20.  Tickets can be purchased on the Monmouth County Arts Council’s website.  For more information about The ShowRoom Cinema, please visit www.TheShowRoomAP.com.