(Orange, TX) – Woven Harmony, a collaborative effort between classical guitarist Robert Bluestone and abstract artist Rebecca Bluestone, comes to Lutcher Theater on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 3:00pm. Woven Harmony: Tapestries of Rebecca Bluestone will be on exhibition at the Stark Museum of Art from Saturday, January 19 through Saturday, February 16, 2008.
WOVEN HARMONY is a multi-media performance by Rebecca and Robert Bluestone, incorporating Rebecca’s tapestries installed onstage, projected visual images of their home, studio, process and the landscapes and places from which they have drawn inspiration. All of this is interwoven with Robert performing his music and conversation between the two artists. They believe strongly in the non-verbal communication of music and visual art. Through the use of what Rebecca calls ‘contemplative repetition’ and Robert’s lyrical interpretations of classical music, they attempt to create a transformative space in the performance where the music and art can speak in their own language.
Rebecca Bluestone is a contemporary abstract artist using traditional tapestry techniques and hand-dyed silks of varied textures and sheens and metallic threads woven on a cotton warp as her medium. Instead of applying paint to canvas, she dyes the fibers first and then, in essence, weaves her own canvas. The following are just a few of the public and private collections containing Rebecca’s work; Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, Denver Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico State Capitol, US Embassy in Ottawa, Canada and the private collection of Robert Redford. Her work has been regularly seen in national publications including, The New York Times, American Craft, Fiberarts and Southwest Art.
Classical Guitarist Robert Bluestone has earned an international reputation as an artist of the first rank. He was the most requested solo artist on the prestigious Western States Arts Federation Performing Arts Tour Roster from 1991-1996. He has received the Mayor of Santa Fe’s Outstanding Achievement in the Arts Award for his leading role in the cultural life of his home city and state and in 2001 received the Betty Connors Award for outstanding volunteer service to the Western Arts Alliance and performing arts in the West.
During the week of January 21st, the Bluestones will present residencies for the Lamar State College-Orange Nursing and Education students, Cancer Survivors, Hospice workers, Memorial Herman Baptist Hospital Orange Administers and Doctors, and Lamar University Art students.
This presentation is supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance with generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. This performance is funded in part by the City of Orange, Entergy, H.E.B., and the Texas Commission on the Arts through the Southeast Texas Arts Council. Music and Art Student groups can receive free tickets through these grants. Teachers and parents of art and music students should contact the Lutcher Theater Box Office.
Market Basket sponsors this performance. Market Basket will provide a sampling of desserts, coffees and hot chocolates at this performance. Tickets for Woven Harmony are $20.00, $15.00 and $12.00. Call the box office for student prices and group rates. To purchase tickets, log on to www.lutcher.org, call 745-5535 (Golden Triangle) or 1-800-828-5535 (Louisiana), or stop by the box office at 707 Main, Orange, Texas.
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