On Display April 6 – June 10, 2018
Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual expression. It showcases figurative representations of instruments and sound, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia and sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends like David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson and many others.
In addition to its use as a medium for musically thematic and illustrative visual work, glass has been used to physically create music for hundreds of years. Whether by friction, as with the glass harmonica and the crystallophone, or by percussion, as with glass marimbas and instruments like the Thai ranat kaeo, the aural potential of glassmaking has been a fruitful subject of exploration. A renewed artistic interest in the acoustic properties of glass has led to exciting experimentation with form, structure, and performance.
Sound + Vision kicked off with an amazing Opening Reception
More than 350 friends, supporters, and art lovers joined us to celebrate the opening of the Sound + Vision exhibit on Friday evening, April 6. We extend special thanks to the many participating artists who attended, some of whom traveled great distances to be here. We are also grateful to those who performed throughout the evening, including violinist Jeoung Yin Kim, violist Meng Wang, and cellist Robert Cafaro from the Philadelphia Orchestra; artist Bohyun Yoon from Virginia Commonwealth University, accompanied by fellow professor Justin Alexander and their students; and artist Yixuan Pan. If you were among the guests that evening, we thank you for coming and hope you return again soon. If you missed this event, be sure to visit by June 10 to see this outstanding exhibition.
Please enjoy these photos from our Opening Reception. For a complete album of photos, click here.
Photos provided by Priscilla White
Be sure to check out these other events presented in conjunction with Sound + Vision
• The Sight + Sound Creative Workshop for Kids on May 28.
• Everyday Instruments Workshop for Kids on May 19 and again on June 3
• Screening of the film Landfill Harmonic on May 18
• Sound + Vision Closing Weekend Reception on June 8
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