artwork created by people with disabilities as an inspiration for music
contact: Chris Coyle, firstname.lastname@example.org 610.952.0194
Outside Sound is a mixed-media project that takes artwork created by adults with developmental disabilities and sets it to original music. Throughout its course the project has included music intensive workshops, interviews and photography at three participating art programs (Center for Creative Works in Lower Merion PA; Oasis Art Center in center city Philadelphia; Outside the Lines in Medford, MA). Now the project is culminating with two public concerts/gallery events in which music will be performed, art displayed, and the mission/background of the art programs will be discussed. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the programs.
What does it mean to be an artist? - Outside Sound has brought several fascinating ideas and topics to light. One of these is how the personalities, the experiences, and the eccentricities of the featured artists are all conveyed through their artwork. It is at times quirky, humorous, or dark but it often resonates with the joy of simply being able to create. The art programs and their participants prove that people with disabilities can inspire creatively but can also inspire new thinking about how we cope with mental conditions, physical ailments, and any struggles in life. Lastly, one of the goals of OS is to demonstrate how music can bring art to life and how it also has the potential to lift people with challenges in a variety of ways.
Philadelphia - Thursday April 4th @ The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) 7:00pm *tickets available at outsidesound.bpt.me
Boston - Tuesday April 9th @ Somerville Armory (191 Highland Ave. Somerville) 7:00pm *tickets available at outsidesoundboston.bpt.me
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