Thrilled that my mixed media creation, All That Jazz, has been juried in to the Music In Motion exhibit at GALA (Galleries at Lynn Arts)! The show runs from June 3 until July 12, 2023.
Music in Movement in the Main Gallery celebrates the interconnectedness of music and visual art. Throughout history and across cultures artists have attempted to paint music. From Classical music to the Harlem Renaissance music has inspired great artworks. Rhythm and Movement are integral parts of the artist’s language. This exhibit at GALA called for interpretations of music through art making, whether visually creating movement to a beat of a drum or finding inspiration in a song that conjures memory or stirs emotion.
My mixed media piece, All That Jazz, 22.5″ x 18.5″ matted & framed, employs a combination of bright colors and strong, varied lines & shapes to represent the vibrant sounds of jazz music. In making the piece, I used a brush to make the lines, then filled the shapes with full intensity colored pencils. I see the shapes almost dancing across the artwork.
The Opening Reception for Music in Motion is Friday, June 2nd from 5:30-7:30PM. This will be a big party with refreshments and lots of entertainment! Masks acceptable for those visitors who want to wear them. We have returned to our usual lively fun filled affairs! The reception will kick off with a special performance by competition dancers from Cultura Latina Dance Academy. Followed by Music by JazzBlackett, a saxophonist based in Boston, Massachusetts. JazzBlackett’s unique sound combines jazz, dubstep, afro beats, and R&B. Using loops in Abelton Live and combining dynamic custom made FX, JazzBlackett pushes the limits of live soundscape to create the experience of a jazz ensemble in a jam session with an electronic music dance vibe. We are asking attending guests for a suggested donation of $5, funds which help keep our all-volunteer organization going. The artists will bring food for the sharing table, which allows the community to come together over shared food and drink.
In our Community Gallery, GALA will kick off Pride month with The LGBTQ+ Pride Flag & Color Symbolism exhibit in collaboration with United Lynn Pride. For this exhibit submissions are based on the symbolism of the colors included in the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag. The original LGBTQ+ Pride Flag was created by artist Gilbert Baker and made its debut on June 25th, 1978. Since its debut, the original flag has changed and been updated to represent the intersectional diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.
GALA is located at 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901. Gallery hours are Thursdays 1:00-4:00 and Saturdays 11:00-5:00. Please call 617-909-9211 for other questions. www.galleriesatlynnarts.org