Hyde presents Catherine Reid multimedia concerts
The Hyde Collection once again presents a Catherine Reid multimedia event in conjunction with its summer exhibition.
Titled Andrew Wyeth in Music, Poetry, and Dance, the performance is based on original music by Catherine Reid and will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 3 and 4, 2010 in the Museum’s Helen Froehlich Auditorium. Inspiration for the presentation is the Museum’s Andrew Wyeth: An American Legend exhibition that closes this Labor Day weekend.
The experience, which explores Andrew Wyeth’s work and life, will feature several modern/jazz/hip-hop dances choreographed by Heather Walczyk and performed by her dance team. The dances will be accompanied by projected collages created by visual producer Katherine Corney and featuring images by writer/photographer Jon Katz. A beat poet/rap piece that represents the three generations of artists (NC, Andrew, and James Wyeth) will be performed by Chris Reed Jr. and Nick Lyon. Laura Roth, Debbie Gecewicz, Patrick Doyle, Hillary Parker, Jim Chaffin, and Scott Jarett will perform Catherine’s musical settings of poems by Wyeth’s contemporaries (that contain imagery relating to Wyeth’s work), as well as Andrew Wyeth-inspired songs with words by local poets Paul Pines and Stu Kuby. In addition, the evenings include poetry written by up-and-coming poets Lucy Reid and Johnny Gecewicz, inspired by the Wyeth painting Christina’s World.
According to Reid, “Selections included in the performance were chosen to illustrate specific Wyeth paintings in the exhibition, as well as specific themes in Wyeth’s art, such as mortality, the seasons, and loneliness.”
Each performance will be at 7 pm. General admission for these special performances is $30; Hyde members - $20. Seating is limited so reservations are suggested. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Museum or by phone at 518-792-1761, ext. 10.