MMAA's New Exhibition
Sound in Art/Art in Sound
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
7 pm on the patio
Join exhibition artists Shawn Decker, Mike Hallenbeck and Abinadi Meza for a discussion of the challenges of working with sound as an art medium and today's trends in art and sound technology. Exhibition curator Theresa Downing will moderate. Also, hear an experimental sound performance by composer Noah Keesecker on his mbira and laptop following the discussion. The night will end with a reception on the patio and complimentary refreshments.
Leif Brush will be absent because his wife is recuperating from a knee operation.
Exhibition on view through:
July 1, 2007
Sound in Art/Art in Sound presents an auditory exploration of the power and nuance of sound. The artwork is comprised of both sound art pieces and visual art which incorporates sound as a critical element, and ranges from sound art, digital projection, and sculpture to interactive works.
Artists in the exhibition include J. Anthony Allen, Christopher Baker, Leif Brush, Cheryl Wilgren Clyne, Shawn Decker, Matthew Garrison, Mike Hallenbeck, Helena Keeffe, Abinadi Meza, Jack Pavlik, and Anne Wallace.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
For more information, visit www.mmaa.org or call 651.266.1037
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Patio Night - Opening Night
Savage Aural Hotbed
Thursday, June 7, 2007
$7/$5 MMAA or IPR Members
Savage Aural Hotbed creates their compelling sound using conventional and "found object" percussion instruments, bass guitar, electronically modified horns and vocals, and power tools. With up to four people drumming, they provide visual, as well as aural excitement with their high energy rhythms, flailing arms, and flying sparks.
The precise, percussive sound of Savage Aural Hotbed is inspired by many influences, most notably Japanese Taiko drumming, and the cutting-edge (sometimes literally, they use saws and grinders on stage) innovation of Industrial. Other influences include diverse styles such as modern minimalist, and many ethnic styles.
Mark Your Calendar
• Thursday, July 19 In Her Own Right: Minnesota's First Generation of Women Artists Opening Night Party and Patio Night, featuring Desdamona and Molly Dean - $7/$5 MMAA and IPR Members
The Minnesota Museum of American Art is located at Kellogg Blvd. and Market St. in downtown St. Paul.