World of Music's Heart and Soul Art Show
Music-themed art show to celebrate the value of expression through art
Wednesday, Nov. 6
When young students first start learning the piano, there's one song in particular that seems to be one of the most memorable. It's a big song in a small package, one often performed as a duet, called "Heart and Soul"
Fittingly, that also happens to be the name of a special event at World of Music, itself a collaboration between them, R. Frank Photography, and Artlore Studio.
This music-themed art show will be exhibited at World of Music, running from its kickoff event Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 9. Artists of all ages and levels of education will be welcome to submit their work to Artlore Studio by Friday, Nov. 1.
"Music is so much more than just audible or cerebral, it opens up multiple doors in the mind, heart, and soul, and often creates or reflects on visuals, memories," mused Stephen Trohoske, co-owner of Artlore.
Concerning the work to be showcased by Heart & Soul in particular, he related that "we are looking for these artists to bring those visions to life for others to see and enjoy using music-related materials." He clarified that "the event is to celebrate music in every form, from musical artists to the sheet music their work is printed on."
"Musicians often express themselves through other outlets and this will give them a chance to share," added World of Music store manager Rome Caccamo. "This will be the first time in several years that we have opened the store for an art event," he admitted. "We are looking forward to seeing local artwork that might not always make it into the public eye."
In addition to these works, Robert Frank's photography, in the form of an eye-catching series on Erie musicians will be displayed, a series which was exhibited at Artlore this April.
"I got involved in the Heart and Soul event because Stephen Trohoske and I did an Erie Musician's gallery at Celebrate Erie," explained Frank. He recounted that Caccamo "saw the gallery and said he wanted to feature it in WOM for a show, so we expanded the idea and invited other artists to bring in their music-related items."
Trohoske added, "We also have a bunch of artists painting old 78s and a portion of sales of those will go to Strings for a Cure," featuring local artists Brad Lethaby, Fran Schanz, Barb Crone, Annie Rosenthal, Brad Ford, Lena Logvina, and more.
The exhibit will feature an opening event with hors d'oeuvres, and performances from Trevor Vogt, Eric Brewer, and Zack Orr. — Nick Warren
3 p.m. to 8 p.m. // World of Music, 1355 W 26th St. // Free // All Ages