Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery presents “Intersections/Resonance/Reflection/Remembrance”, a new and evolving work about music, visual art, and collaboration by professor Aaron Bielish.
“Intersections” combines musical elements of traditional and experimental instruments with interactive digital multimedia. 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. “Intersections” will be on view through April 8 and features live performance with guest artists, musicians, writers, and dancers. A full performance schedule is available at https://www.facebook.com/LSCKArtGallery/.
“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.”
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. In addition to the book fair, there will be other performances on campus.
“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.
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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