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“Below the Surface”, Art & Music Collaboration Debuts in Baltimore

Below the Surface”, is a collaborative, art and music performance by visual artist Farida Hughes, and classical percussionist Matthew Keown to be held Friday, March 31, 2023, 7–9PM at Lovely Lane UMC in Baltimore. This novel evening of visual art and music uses inspiration from both the generative and erosive power of volcanic activity and the creative forces of nature to parallel the act of artistic creation. The collaborative one-night effort debuts new light-box artwork developed and choreographed by Hughes, and a new solo percussion piece in three movements composed by Keown that interacts with the visual images and creative process that Hughes experienced while creating drawings on the Mauna Kea lava fields of Hawai’i. Keown will perform his musical composition as well as other solo percussion works, and we will be joined by two additional musicians playing pieces in which composers have represented earth’s natural beauty. Hughes’ artwork will be illuminated via a programmed light-box show. The evening will end with a question and answer period on artistic collaboration and the nature of creativity in the artistic process.

Event is at at 7 pm, Friday, March 31. Parking is available in the Lab School lot next door to LLUMC. Enter from the side door nearest the Lab School. We are looking forward to a great evening of art and music!

This project is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)