Sunday, April 27, 2008

Artspace / Spaceart opens May 3, 5:30 pm, at Artspace Shreveport; see the latest from William Joyce

One panel of a triptych created by William Joyce, moviemaker-artist and artistic director of Artspace Shreveport, accompanies this post. For more art by Joyce and 7 of the best of this region's artists, slip down to Artspace, 710 Texas, Friday, May 3, after 5:30 pm.

The project was initiated by Shreveport Symphony maestro Michael Butterman as a fusion between visual artists and the orchestra.
Buttermand and Joyce, with the aid of Pam Atchison, commissioned 8 new works based upon interpretations of Holst's symphony The Planets. The commissions:

Saturn: Nadine Charity
Uranus: Jane Heggen
Mercury: Don Alexander
Neptune: Laura Noland - Harter
Jupiter: Michael Harold
Mars: Bill Joyce
Venus: Mary Louise Porter

The exhibit will oscillate Through June 14.

And look for a connection at the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's concert at 7:30 pm the same night, Riverview Theater. Called Ocular Odyssey, it will integrate some part of the visual artists' work in its performance of The Planets, by Holst.

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