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Music, art combine at LSC-Kingwood's art show

Music, art combine at LSC-Kingwood's art show

Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery presents the “Intersections / Resonance / Reflection / Remembrance” art exhibit.

“Intersections”, new work by LSC-Kingwood professor Aaron Bielish, combines elements of traditional music performance, experimental hyper-instruments (instruments augmented by technology), and interactive digital multimedia. The exhibit will be on view March 1- April 9. Visitors can watch the artist assemble his work on Feb. 20.

A reception and artist talk will be held on March 2 at 12 p.m.

“This is the gallery’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) event in 2017. It will feature technology, visual art, and a live musical performance,” said Kris Larson, gallery director at LSC-Kingwood. “The art gallery is a perfect meeting place for cross discipline projects, a nexus for dialog between science and the arts.”

At the center of the show is a 1932 Krenich and Bach baby grand piano that was damaged beyond repair in a move from New York to Houston.

“The underlying cause of the damage made repairs impractical,” Bielish said. “However, by adding multiple computers and sensors, in other words, by extending its life with a range of palliative technologies, the instrument will continue as a creative hyper-instrument.”

Co-creator of The X-Wave and Experimental Festival, Bielish works in a diverse range of media, including photography, drawing, digital and computer media, ceramics and sound. He currently serves as adjunct instructor of art appreciation and digital art at LSC-Kingwood. He holds a Master of Music degree from Rice University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston.

During the Bayou City Book Fair, there will be a special viewing for “Intersections” on Saturday, April 8 at 11:15 a.m. The gallery will be open and host a lecture by Chris Becker, author of “Freedom of Expression-Women in Jazz”, followed by panel discussion with Bielish, Aiesha Patillo, and Pamela York.

LSC-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Performing Arts Center in room 114-D. It is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m-3 p.m., and closed on weekends. For information on this and future exhibitions, email kc.artgallery@LoneStar.edu or visit the gallery website at www.LoneStar.edu/arts-kingwood

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