LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln City Cultural Center invites you to experience beautiful, tango-infused chamber music and surprising visual art creation, simultaneously, at this year’s performance of Sound of Nature, Sound of Art. Tickets are on sale now for this multi-media art event, which will begin at 7 pm on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the LCCC auditorium.
The program will feature the instrumental score from the original opera, “Tango of the White Gardenia” by Ethan Gans-Morse, performed by a four-piece tango “banda.” With Nathalie Fortin on piano, Sergei Teleshev on accordion, Sean Peterson on bass and Yvonne Hsueh on violin, this ensemble will provide stirring rhythms to inspire the artists who share their stage.
The artists scheduled to participate include Lincoln City oil painter Katia Kyte, a specialist en plein aire, along with three visiting artists who are residents at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology: multi-media artist Sadie Sheldon, painters Satoko Motouji and musician/filmmaker Soroya Perry. Meanwhile, Chessman gallery director Krista Eddy will be leading an “audience art” project that will be coordinated with the musical selections. If you’re sitting in the audience, you can respond in real time, as you watch and listen.
“Sound of Nature, Sound of Art is an experience that defies easy description,” said Niki Price, executive director of the Lincoln City Cultural Center. “Most audience members say that watching someone paint while listening to live music changes their perception of both art forms. You feel them differently, and remember them more acutely. If you start working with your hands, as well, in the audience art project, the effect is even more profound.”
“But don’t take our word for it. How you experience Sound of Nature, Sound of Art is up to you – but to find out, you’ve got to be here,” Price said.
This year’s SONSOA project will include a school concert, performed at Taft 7-12 on Oct. 11, and an exhibit of artwork created in this project since 2014, which will be installed in the Chessman Gallery at the LCCC. The reception for the art exhibit, which is free and includes refreshments, is set for 5-7 pm on Friday, Oct. 12. The “Sound of Nature, Sound of Art” exhibit will remain in the gallery through Nov. 5.
SONSOA is sponsored by a generous grant from the Mark Sponenburgh Memorial Trust, lodging sponsorship by Chinook Winds Casino Resort, and in-kind contributions from the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology and the Westwind Stewardship Group. Vital support has also been provided by the donating members of the LCCC.
Saturday, Oct. 13 – Sound of Nature, Sound of Art, the fifth annual concert and visual art creation event, 7 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Tango-inspired chamber music from the four-piece banda from the “Tango of the White Gardenia”, inspiring visual artists who create in real time. Tickets $20 adv/$22 door/$10 for youth ages 18 and under, LCCC members get $2 off. Details and ticket sales at 541-994-9994, lincolncityculturalcenter.org.