Tonight at Gallery Z, we invite you to meet Kevork Mourad, this month’s featured artist, from 7:30pm to 9pm. Kevord Mourad will also appear at Gallery Z tomorrow, April 28th, from 6 to 7pm. On Saturday, after meeting the artist at Gallery Z, you are invited to experience an extraordinary evening of “live illustration,” the integration of the artwork of Kevork Mourad with the music of Gomidas (1869-1945), an Armenian composer and ethnomusicologist, performed by the “Brooklyn Rider StringQuartet,” which includes Nicholas Cords, Jonathan Gandeisman, Colin Jacobsen, and Eric Jacobsen, four members of the SilkRoad Ensemble. Mourad will be performing “live illustration” at Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church on Saturday, April 28th, 2007, at 7:30pm. The performance will be presented in collaboration with the Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island in honor of the late Corrine Heditsian, the former Chairperson of the Board of AHARI. The address of the church is 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI. Tickets for the live performance will be available at the door for $20 per person, and $12 for students. Please call 401-884-6626 for more information.
April Events at Gallery Z
Early in his career, Kevork developed a technique of spontaneous painting, a type of performance art in which he shares the stage with musicians and allows the music take control of his brush. His first live painting performance was in 1997, and in 2005, Kevork joined the Silk Road Ensemble, a group founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma that is “dedicated to exploring the relationship between tradition and innovation in music.” Kevork has since performed Live Illustration to audiences across the globe.
The members of Brooklyn Rider have come together to form a string quartet that involves creative programming and exciting collaborations to illuminate music in new ways and invite audiences into a greater shared dialogue. All of the musicians have enjoyed diverse careers in music that have intersected with each other for over ten years.
They have appeared as soloists with major symphony orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, Israel Philharmonic and the Deutsche Oper Orchestra. In addition, they have taken part in many of the leading chamber music festivals in the United States and abroad. As educators, they have had affiliations with such institutions as Princeton University, Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Williams College. They have also been honored by an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Kreisler Competition, the Menuhin competition, the Arts Recognition and Talent Search and the American String Teachers Association.
The quartet’s name is inspired in part by the creations, interests, and cross disciplinary visions of the Blue Rider group, an artistic association comprised of Vassily Kandinsky,
Franz Marc, Arnold Schoenberg, and Alexander Scriabin, to name a few. The group draws additional inspiration from the exploding array of cultures and artisitic energy found in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, a place they also call home.
Please feel free to contact Gallery Z with any questions that you might have about any of our events. We look forward to seeing you here!
Directons to Gallery Z
Located on Historic Federal Hill in Providence, Gallery Z provides the Rhode Island community with an eclectic collection of art by Armenian, local, national, and international artists from the 20th century to the present. Since its inception in 2001, Gallery Z has been spearheading efforts to connect the public with the growing arts community. The gallery’s public art window was created in the same spirit, geared towards raising awareness of issues of importance to those in our community. Gallery Z is a member of Gallery Night, Providence, and holds opening receptions on the third Thursday of each month. Gallery Z offers an intimate setting that attracts a diverse clientele and provides a center for experiencing fine art in a historic neighborhood in Providence.
Also, Gallery Z is a TAX FREE ZONE.
The gallery can be found on the World Wide Web at www.galleryzprov.com
Please feel free to contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org Gallery Hours:Tues & Wed 12-6pm
By appointment and by chance
MEMBER – Gallery Night Providence
MEMBER – PWCVB, Providence Warwick Convention Visitors Bureau
MEMBER – Federal Hill Commerce Association
Directions to Gallery Z:
From the North:
Take 95 South to Exit 21. At the end of the exit ramp, take a right onto Atwells Avenue.
From the South:
Take 95 North to exit 21. At the second set of lights take a left onto Atwells Avenue.
Gallery Z is located on your right at 259 Atwells Avenue.
“In The Aftermath”
April 10th – May 12th, 2007
“LIVE ILLUSTRATION” TO LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY, APRIL 28th AT 7:30PM
The Gallery Z
Public Art Window
On display in Gallery Z’s public art window from April 3 through May 1, 2007 will be “The Colors of Healing,” sponsored by Psychologist and board certified Traumatic Stress expert Anait Azarian.
Anait specializes in art therapy for children and adolescents and says that the therapy is “transformational – through its healing power children are able to communicate what they are unable to do in words. With healing normal bright colors return to the children’s palate.” Anait has provided therapy to survivors of some of the greatest disasters in the world today, including the Armenian earthquake of 1988, the September 11 attacks, and hurricane Katrina.
The public art window will feature paintings by children who have survived these disasters.
259 Atwells Avenue – Providence, Rhode Island 02913 – tel (401) 454-8844 – fax (401)