Photo of "Cosmos I" by Elaine Cooper
Wilmington Art Association Exhibit
Fourth Night Opening Reception
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 (6-9pm reception)
6pm: Introduction & demonstration of Ocean Calling
Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center (120 S. Second St)
As part of UNCW's eARTh inspired series, Wilmington Art Association presents works exploring the beauty, mystery and fragility of the natural world. Inspired by local environs, the works demonstrate the interconnectedness of man and nature -- summoning the viewer to reflect on our great bounty of resources and our responsibilty to preserve and protect them.
As part of the opening night reception, pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits will present an introduction to a new work by acclaimed composer and Wilmington native Meira Warshauer. Ocean Calling is a three-movement work for two pianos. The composition is inspired by Warshauer’s deep connection to the ocean and her commitment to its preservation. It utilizes the full range of the pianos’ sonic capabilities to evoke the ocean’s varied sounds and moods, including such non-traditional techniques as plucking, stroking and “bowing” (with glass and horse hair) the strings inside the instrument. The introduction will include a demonstration of these techniques and provide a behind the scenes look at the creation of a new work.
The Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center is located at 120 S. Second St. in downtown Wilmington. This event if free and open to the public.
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