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Musical Conversation Evening & Art Exhibit at LIGHT Art+Design

  • LIGHT Art+Design 601 West Rosemary Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)


LIGHT ART + DESIGN is pleased to present Alison Weiner of mahaloArts, joined by musicians extraordinaire Robbie Link and Beverly Botsford, in a one-night only improvised performance inspired by its current 4 Directions exhibit, featuring the work of Marguerite Jay Gignoux, A. Brooke Heuts, Harriet Hoover and Carolyn Nelson.  This is the first time LIGHT will serve as a venue for a public musical performance.

In April 2015, Alison led an improvising ensemble for the sold-out closing reception of MASKS AND MIRRORS at Cassilhaus Gallery in Chapel Hill, featuring the works of Mary Jane Rivers, Bryant Holsenbeck and Marcy Litle. The May 20th ensemble will take a similar approach, as the musicians bring their unique vocabularies into spontaneous conversation with each other. Live music in the exhibit hall deepens the experience of the visual art for all participants. The sketches are alive in the moment, and then they are gone, transformed into memories for those present. Unlike the physical art works, the process of the musical dialog itself is the result. This is the joy of improvisational music. The audience will be invited to participate in the conversations.

The performance will be held at LIGHT on Friday May 20th, 2016 at 8:00pm. A limited number of tickets are $20, available online at or by calling 919-942-7077. LIGHT is located at 601 West Rosemary Street, Suite 110 (in the Greenbridge Building on the Merritt Mill Road side) in Chapel Hill.

LIGHT ART+DESIGN promotes the work of contemporary artists and the awareness of innovative, sustainable design. For more information, contact Sarah Blaine at (919) 924-7077.

mahaloArts is a Carrboro-based company whose mission is to facilitate, develop and present artistic endeavors of positive, constructive, and engaging manner that underscore gratefulness for being alive.  We emphasize improvised performance and exploration, which further our abilities to communicate and craft solutions that transcend cultural boundaries and celebrate our common humanity. For more information, contact Alison Weiner at (919) 928-6886.