St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlights "Mussorgsky in Reverse"

Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL . Rehearsing Strauss. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas, 30”x40”. One of twelve artworks featured in "Mussorgsky in Reverse."The Sunday, January 20, edition of the St. Louis Post-Dipatch included a feature article by classical Music Critic Sarah Bryan Miller highlighting collaboration between the St. Louis Symphony and Art St. Louis. Click here to read the article and view artworks in the new exhibit, Mussorgsky in Reverse.

You can also find the exhibition featured in the January 23 edition of the St. Louis Beacon written by Elizabeth Harris Krasnoff. We are so grateful for this wonderful media coverage!

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 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”.

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”.

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”. 

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".

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”.

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”.

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


Present in partnership with the St. Louis Symphony and funded in part by the Arts and Education Council

 

Music and Art in the Gallery

Join us in the Art Saint Louis Gallery on Monday, January 14, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. as violinist Lorraine Glass-Harris and bassoonist Hank Skolnick perform George Frideric Handel's D Major Sonata for Violin with Bassoon Continuo, with the new exhibition Misperception on view as the backdrop to this unique, one-hour moderated performance.

Hande's 4-movement sonata for violin and bassoon is a work with clear and contrasting emotional affects. Each movement is approximately 2-3 minutes long. The musicians will repeat each movement several times with differing instructions to the audience and guest moderator, visual artist Erin McGrath Rieke, will lead the audience through the musical work and talk about the combination of music and art.

The public is warmly invited to this free event and audience members are encouraged to bring sketchbooks, watercolors and paper, cameras (NO FLASH), or any other small art making materials to create artworks while the musicians perform.

Seating is limited--50 guests maximum. Children over 10 accompanied by an adult are welcome. RSVP required by January 12, 2013 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 314/241-4810, 2#.


 Present in partnership with the St. Louis Symphony and funded in part by the Arts and Education Council

Pictures at an Exhibition

Art Saint Louis gallery. Photo by William Daniel File.We’re pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Art Saint Louis and the St. Louis Symphony. Pictures at an Exhibition is a two-part program in which artists and the community at large will be given opportunity to explore and enjoy connections between visual art and music. The program centers on the St. Louis Symphony’s January 2013 performances of Modest Mussorgsky’s programmatic suite Pictures at an Exhibition. As Mussorgsky’s famous composition was inspired by an exhibition of contemporary visual art, Art Saint Louis will invite artists and others to discover this same creative connection in reverse order. “We have an opportunity here to make connections between music-making and art, both of which are so very essential to St. Louis,” comments ASL Artistic Director, Robin Hirsch, “Partnership with the St. Louis Symphony, in particular, is quite an exciting development for ASL.”
 

Foyer of Powell Hall, awaiting new artworks by St. Louis regional artists.

Observe, Absorb & Respond

Art Saint Louis invites our region’s visual artists to Powell Hall to attend a special, private rehearsal of the St. Louis Symphony on Thursday, November 29, to observe the Symphony in rehearsal. Musical aesthetics, acoustics of the hall and interpersonal dynamics of the musicians will all provide the basis for a subsequent call for entries for new 2-D artworks in all styles. Works will be juried by Art Saint Louis’ Artistic Director, Robin Hirsch, and the resultant symphony-inspired exhibit will be proudly displayed at Powell Hall during the Symphony’s Pictures at an Exhibition concert series, January 25-27, 2013. Artists whose works are selected for exhibition will be acknowledged in program materials produced by the St. Louis Symphony and will be invited to participate in a “Meet the Artist” program to take place at Powel Hall in connection with the Saturday, January 26 concert.

Advance registration is required for attendance at the November 29, 2012, private rehearsal and seating is limited. To participate in this special opportunity, please contact Art Saint Louis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 314/241-4810, and submit your name, contact phone, email and the media in which you concentrate by Friday, November 23, 2012. Program and event details will be provided upon registration.


Where Sight and Sound Meet

In advance of the concert series and exhibition at Powell Hall, members of the St. Louis Symphony will give a presentation-based performance of chamber music in the rare atmosphere of the Art Saint Louis galleries on January 14, 2013. The performance will be free and open to the public, and will focus on shared aural and visual cues such as contour, color, texture and emotion. Stay tuned for further announcements on the January 14 performance at Art Saint Louis.


Present in partnership with the St. Louis Symphony and funded in part by the Arts and Education Council

'Show Me St. Louis' spotlights new ASL exhibit

KSDK Chanel 5 interviews Art Saint Louis's Artistic Director, Robin Hirsch, and artist Michael Anderson, in a Show Me St. Louis segment spotlighting our 28th annual all-styles, all-media exhibit, Art Saint Louis XXVIII: The Exhibition.

 

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