Mussorgsky in Reverse

Art Saint Louis and the St. Louis Symphony present Mussorgsky in Reverse, an exhibition on view at Powell Hall during the Symphony's January 25-27, 2013 performances of Mussorgsky's programmatic suite Pictures at an Exhibition. As Mussorgsky’s famous composition was inspired by an exhibition of contemporary visual art, several St. Louis regional artists recently explored this same creative connection in reverse order.

Artwork by Michael AndersonArtwork by Michael Anderson

At a private rehearsal of the St. Louis Symphony in November 2012, Art Saint Louis member artists were given the opportunity to observe and absorb musical aesthetics, the acoustics of Powell Hall and interpersonal dynamics of the musicians. This experience formed the basis for a subsequent call for 2-D visual art in all styles. Works were juried by Art Saint Louis’ Artistic Director, Robin Hirsch, and the resultant symphony-inspired exhibit will be proudly displayed at Powell Hall January 25-27, 2013.

Mussorgsky in Reverse features 12 original artworks by 12 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois, including:

Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL
Tim Bottchen, St. Louis, MO
Kathy Czopek, Bridgteon, MO
Renee Bearden-Williams, Columbia, IL
John Goessmann, St. Louis, MO
Sheri Goldsmith, St. Louis, MO
Donna Hasegawa, St. Louis, MO
Liz Jones, Richmond Heights, MO
Erin McGrath Rieke, St. Louis, MO
Annie Scheumbauer, St. Louis, MO
Russell Vanecek, Swansea, IL
Peggy Williamson, Kirkwood, MO

Featured artists will be on-hand on Saturday evening, January 26 for a pre-performance Meet the Artist event 7-7:50 p.m. Tickets to the performances are required to view the exhibition. The St. Louis Symphony has extended a 2-for-1 ticket offer to friends of Art Saint Louis for this concert series. To take advantage of this special offer, visit www.slso.org/artstlouis or phone the Symphony box office at 314-534-1700.

Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL . Rehearsing Strauss. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas, 30”x40”.Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL . Rehearsing Strauss. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas, 30”x40”.

Tim Bottchen, St. Louis, MO. Powell Stones. 2012. Photograph, Giclee Print, 24"x30".Tim Bottchen, St. Louis, MO. Powell Stones. 2012. Photograph, Giclee Print, 24"x30".

Kathy Czopek, Bridgeton, MO. Musings of Mussorgsky. 2012. Watercolor, Ink, Pencil on Paper, 30”x36”.Kathy Czopek, Bridgeton, MO. Musings of Mussorgsky. 2012. Watercolor, Ink, Pencil on Paper, 30”x36”.

John M. Goessmann. St. Louis, MO. In Seven Days. 2012. Oil, Beeswax on Canvas, 30”x30”.John M. Goessmann. St. Louis, MO. In Seven Days. 2012. Oil, Beeswax on Canvas, 30”x30”.

Sheri Goldsmith. St. Louis, MO.  Genesis 2012. Encaustic Wax, Oil, Wood, Copper, Paper, Photographs, 24”x18”.Sheri Goldsmith. St. Louis, MO. Genesis 2012. Encaustic Wax, Oil, Wood, Copper, Paper, Photographs, 24”x18”. 

Donna Hasegawa. St. Louis, MO. Inspired by Mussorgsky. 2012. Oil on Canvas, 30”x40”.Donna Hasegawa. St. Louis, MO. Inspired by Mussorgsky. 2012. Oil on Canvas, 30”x40”.

Liz Jones. RIchmond Heights, MO. Golschmann Conducts Pictures. 2012. Pastel on Paper, 24"x36".Liz Jones. RIchmond Heights, MO. Golschmann Conducts Pictures. 2012. Pastel on Paper, 24"x36".

Erin McGrath Rieke. St. Louis, MO. Conception. 2012. Acrylic, Latex on Canvas, 36”x36”.Erin McGrath Rieke. St. Louis, MO. Conception. 2012. Acrylic, Latex on Canvas, 36”x36”.

Annie Scheumbauer. St. Louis, MO. Rehearsal-St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. 2012	Pen & Ink on Paper, 26”x30”.Annie Scheumbauer. St. Louis, MO. Rehearsal-St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. 2012 Pen & Ink on Paper, 26”x30”.

Russell Vanecek. Swansea, IL. The Music Makers. 2012. Pen & Ink on Paper, triptych: 24”x28”.Russell Vanecek. Swansea, IL. The Music Makers. 2012. Pen & Ink on Paper, triptych: 24”x28”.

Renee Bearden-Williams. Columbia, IL. Untitled. 2012. Mixed Media on Canvas, 24”x30”.Renee Bearden-Williams. Columbia, IL. Untitled. 2012. Mixed Media on Canvas, 24”x30”.

Peggy Williamson, Kirkwood, MO. A. Molto #1. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas, 37x31”.Peggy Williamson, Kirkwood, MO. A. Molto #1. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas, 37x31”.


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