Articles From : SB Art Museum
The evening begins with a short live auction for the first, second, and third art selections. The remaining general ticket holders’ names are then drawn at random to choose a piece of art OFF THE WALL.
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David will be signing copies of his newly released title, "How to Collect Great Art on a Shoestring." This how-to guide for new and experienced collectors explores the unique opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind works by artists featured in the world’s most famous museums. Gersh offers pro tips on how, what, and which artists to look for while providing unique insights, an invaluable perspective, and a dash of humor into the world of collecting great art.
All ages are invited to enjoy a performance featuring artist Chris Kallmyer and friends activating the sculptural instrument in the "Ensemble" exhibition; interactive family guides, including musical scores and recipes; bell-inspired art activities in the Family Resource Center; pop-up musical moments; and refreshments.
Image: "Commonfield Clay," Performance by Chris Kallmyer, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO, 2015. Photograph by Carly Ann Faye.
Gülru Çakmak, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and guest curator of "Out of Storage and into the Light: Sculptures That Tell Stories," will discuss highlights from the exhibition, reflecting on sculptures as witnesses of complex cultural experiences across time and place.
Image: "Out of Storage and into the Light: Sculptures That Tell Stories." Installation view, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (2019).
"Ensemble" is the title of a new multimedia installation by Los Angeles-based sound and performance artist, Chris Kallmyer. The exhibition centers around a sculptural instrument created specifically for the exhibition comprised of raw timber and handmade bells that functions as a communal bell-ringing instrument, or carillon. The instrument, activated by a group of individuals, employs a method of making music by non-musicians that blends collective listening with lively communal rituals and meditation practice.