Margaret Lauzon was a unique spirit. She was passionate about local music and film: She worked with events and musicians through her Villasonica production company, she helped found Music Video Asheville, she served on the LAAFF music committee for several years, her Studio South productions captured local musicians in action, and she was working on a full-length documentary on the Asheville music scene. She helped produce one of the best films to ever come out of Asheville’s 48 Hour Film Project: Tear of the Beest. That’s just to list a few.
Lauzon died recently after a two-year bout with cancer. On Saturday, people will gather at Echo Mountain’s API studio to celebrate her life. It’s open to the public — there were lots of people in town who she worked with, who she filmed, who she advocated for and who she made laugh. A lot. Woody Wood, Jenny Greer and others will play music at the event, and some of Lauzon’s films will be shown.
The Margaret Lauzon Memorial & Birthday Throwdown will be Saturday, Sept. 18, at Echo Mountain API studio (second floor), 175 Patton Avenue. 5-9 p.m. Info at 232-4314 ext. 300. Here’s a link to the event on Facebook.
More details from the organizers:
“Margaret Lauzon was an amazing person who touched many lives. Please join us as we get together to remember her and pay our respects. We’ll be showing some footage of Margaret and the projects she worked on, we’ll trade stories about her and celebrate the day she was born, 35 years ago. Music will be provided by Jenny Greer, Woody Wood Christina Aurea amongst others.
In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted for the family or Margaret’s films at the service, or mailed to Echo Mountain at 175 Patton Ave.
Echo Mountain will also announce a Music and Entertainment Grant in Margaret’s honor.
If you have video of Margaret, please send it to Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to sing/ play at the memorial, please contact Jenny at email@example.com. If you cannot attend and would like to send a letter to be read, or if you would like to send photos for a slideshow; please send them to Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.”