RI International Film Festival and Gallery Z present a performance by international artists, tonight, April 16th, at the Columbus Theater!
RIIFF and Gallery Z invite you to “Live Drawing,” a
performance by internationally acclaimed artist Kevork
Mourad to music by world-renouned Syrian clarinetist
Kinan Azmeh, this Wednesday, April 16th, at the
Columbus Theater, 270 Broadway, in Providence,
beginning at 7:30pm.
Kevork Mourad will be performing “Live Drawing” -
drawings created in time with live music and shown on
a projection screen throughout the process of creation.
He has previously performed “Live Drawing” with Yo-
Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. The theme for this “Live
Drawing” performance is The Epic of Gilgamesh. The
current unrest in the seat of the world’s oldest
civilization has inspired Mourad and Azmeh to explore
this story, the most ancient written epic currently in
existence. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a lush story, rich
in meaning, in romance, and in humor.
In the first tablet of the epic, we are introduced to
Gilgamesh, the king of Uruk, whose insatiable appetite
and oppressive power cause the sky-god to create a
counterpart, Enkidu. A wild man, Enkidu is tamed through
sensual love and will make his way to the city to meet his
rival, Gilgamesh, the only man worthy of his friendship.
With original composition on the clarinet inspiring and
working off of the visual artist’s projected illustration, the
world’s oldest known epic will be brought to life in the
present, using new musical forms and a new form of
visual art exploring the permanence of lines on paper in
the impermanence of projection.
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at Gallery Z for
$15. Otherwise, tickets are $20 at the door.
Admission for students with a valid ID is $5; admission for
children under 12 is free.
COLUMBUS THEATRE ARTS CENTER
Providence, RI 02903
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2008
ABOUT GALLERY Z:
Located on Providence’s Historic Atwells Avenue (Exit
21 from Interstate 95) since 2001, Gallery Z offers an
eclectic collection of works by 20th-21st century
Armenian, American, international, and Rhode Island
artists. Opening receptions are held on the third
Thursday of each month. Owner and photographer
Bérge Ara Zobian, spearheading efforts to raise public
interest in the arts, dedicates an entire front window to
the public forum. http://www.galleryzprov.com/ Gallery Hours:
Tues & Wed 12-6pm,
By appointment and by chance