Sunday, May 22, 2011

Reserve Your Seat. An Art Installation at Saluda Shoals Park.

Reserve Your Seat is an art installation created by Janette Grassi and me and photographed by Kent Porth which will open at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia, SC, September - October, 2011 in support of Nature's Theater, an upcoming performing arts theater.

Future site of Nature's Theater, Saluda Shoals Park.

Violin. No Strings Attached.

Music has always been an important part of my life. From an early age, I was singing in the school and church choirs. Later, I took piano and singing lessons. Today my love of music is expressed through my support of the performing arts.

Friend and art partner, Janette Grassi and I have participated in four art benefits for the South Carolina Philharmonic and most recently expanded that support to include the Chapin Symphonic Society. Invited by board member, Marguerite Haines, she shared that the Society "helps provide music, performance opportunities, equipment and support to the strings departments of Chapin High School and Chapin Middle School in Chapin, SC."

So, when given our violin, we decided to wrap it in a "new string"…natural jute.

No strings attached, or at least, not enough.

Now it's time to wrap the front side.

Thanks to Kent Porth for photographing our violin. No Strings Attached.

South Carolina Palmetto Hands

Tome: 35
Tome: 34
Three pieces of my new body of work were included in SC Palmetto Hands, an annual juried exhibition at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center & Charleston Area Convention Center Complex. Organized by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, April 29-May 7, 2011.