New York based artists Laura Kaminsky (composer) and Rebecca Allan (visual artist) invited students, faculty, and members of the public to learn about their creative processes by engaging with the artists while they worked.
Inspired for many years by the art of Charles E. Burchfield, Rebecca Allan painted small watercolors related to selected works from the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Laura Kaminsky continued her research on O’Keeffe’s life and work and worked on developing musical motives that may be included in the final score for Today It Rains. The public, including students and faculty, were invited to drop in and engage with the artists as they work.
This event was part of a three-day multi-media residency by composer Kaminsky and visual artist Rebecca Allan entitled, The Inspiration Between Music and Art, April 27- 29, 2017. The residency was held in conjunction with the Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and The West traveling exhibition, on view at the Burchfield Penney Art Center thru May 28, 2017. Writer, social activist, and arts aficionado, Mabel Dodge Luhan was renowned for her influence in building communities, supporting artists, and generating a voice for modern art forms. To pass on that spirit to emerging learners, Kaminsky and Allan’s residency was designed to forge creative exchanges between artists and students.