Announcing Face the Music, A Portrait Exhibit of Cape Symphony Musicians, which opens Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, in South Yarmouth, MA. The artists of the Cape Cod Art Salon, hosted by Laura Balboni, display their portraits of musicians from the Cape Symphony, painted during live model sessions. The exhibit runs from May 23-June 4, with the opening reception on May 26th, 5pm-7pm. Artists i nclude Paul Schulenburg, Susan Overstreet, Andrea Petito, Susan Obrien MacLean, Steve Kennedy, Laura Balboni and many more. Cape Symphony models include concertmaster Jae Cosmos Young Lee, Elizabeth Doriss, Mary Ellen Sears, Lary Chaplain, Yoko Waynan, George Scharr, Roy Campbell, and Cape Youth Orchestra and Quartet.
Face the Music is a revolutionary project, immersing the Cape’s classical musicians into the world of Cape Cod artists. When the two worlds combine, each inspires the other as musicians and artists get to know each other in conversation and observation as the portrait sessions unfold. The musicians chose the music the group listened to, and even played their instrument for the artists. The artists shared their process, trials and challenges to the musicians. Both musician models and artists found similarities in their paths to making great art and music. The energy in the room was invigorating, and the resulting portraits will amaze you.
Paul Schulenburg: “It was a special pleasure and great opportunity to paint such an accomplished musician as Jae Cosmos Lee. Jae’s playing was beautiful and captivating. Portraying him in paint was a much anticipated challenge. His hands and fingers were in constant motion as he worked his magic with the violin, making our jobs as painters simultaneously difficult yet inspired. Great musical talent and the company of other fine artists made for a special day of shared creativity.”
Susan Overstreet: “The energy and movement of the musicians and the music they create provide a unique opportunity to paint intuitively and spontaneously. This experience lends itself to my impressionistic expression.”
Laura Balboni’s Happy Event Art, offers fine artist paintings of live weddings, portraits and seascapes, and is the newest addition to the downtown Hyannis cultural district. Laura can be found on the ‘arts campus’ of the HyArts Cultural District, in Studio 46, at the corner of Pearl and South Streets, and also at the 820 Main Gallery, Harwich Port. She teaches private Viola study at the Cape Conservatory. Laura’s portrait of retiring CEO, Cape Cod Cooperative bank, Joel Crowell, will be displayed at the bank’s headquarters, unveiling in late May, 2017.