Friday, February 11, 2011

Artists, musicians brush up on performance

Paint & Play isn’t going to play out like “The Chamber Group,” the Alan Bull painting pictured above, seeing how we’re in the middle of a new Ice Age and everything. But the piece, which is hopeful and all but screams “warm summer breeze, warm summer breeze,” certainly conveys what the thing is all about — music and painting. The event, let’s call it a paint-slam,  will be the first local show for Lux, the Port-based, sax-centered funk band since the release of its debut album, “The Left One Alone.” While the quartet plays, Bull and other artists will be doing their thing — recalling 1990s performances-slash-collaborations  of Uz jsme doma with resident artist Martin Velisek. Art-making will be encouraged for anyone who would like to pick up a paintbrush. Some materials will be provided. Or you can bring your own sketchpad. Music-related art and other works by Bull and photographs by Sara Elizabeth Connor will be on display and for sale.  Paint & Play will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at Bull’s studio. No, not the guerilla gallery. That’s gone. The studio is located at 18 Graf Road / Unit 18 (2nd Floor) at the Newburyport Industrial Park.  This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.  The exhibition and sale will continue from 1 to 5  p.m. Feb. 13. For more info, call 978-417-9778.

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