Friday Nights at the de Young: Letterpress Demo & Modernist Jazz | Golden Gate Park
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de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA
Friday, August 16, 2013
Letterpress Demo & Modernist Jazz | Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
6-8:30 pm: Letterpress Demonstration – Piazzoni Murals Room
San Francisco Center for the Book presents abstract prints with Lisa Rappoport, Donna Seager, and Adam Ewing. Print a letterpress keepsake on one of SFCB’s vintage tabletop platen presses.
6-8:30 pm: The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo) by August Artist-in-Residence: Peggy Gyulai – Kimball Education Gallery
Peggy Gyulai’s work explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. She approaches music as a subject, object, and inspiration, and, like Richard Diebenkorn, invokes the dynamic tension between abstraction and representation in order to create substance from the most ephemeral phenomena.
6:30-8:30 pm: Live Music by Matt Small and the Crushing Spiral Ensemble – Wilsey Court
Expressionist Abstractions: Bay Area Modernism Then and Now in Art and Music
In honor of Richard Diebenkorn and his bold artistic independence, integrity, and exploration, composer and bass player Matt Small leads the Crushing Spiral Ensemble in Wilsey Court. The band features the Bay Area’s best multigenre players performing works from the vast repertoire of Small’s original compositions, which blend modern jazz and contemporary classical aesthetics. Small is one of the groundbreaking voices contributing to the vibrant local new music scene today, keeping modernism alive and well in the Bay Area.
The performance is sponsored in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Matt Small is a member of Intersection for the Arts’ Incubator Program.