Southern Indiana Heart for the Arts is reopening this weekend with a brand new exhibit, JCB’s 2021 Friday Night time Stay live performance sequence kicking off and a charcoal drawing class.
Alexander Winch’s exhibit, “Cursed Destiny: Labors and Landscapes of Hercules,” may have a gap reception beginning at 6 p.m. Friday on the arts middle, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour.
Heart officers utilized the downtime in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic to revitalize the upstairs house to supply extra gallery, classroom and studio house. These attending Friday’s occasion can take a look at the exhibit and newly reworked areas, meet Winch and stick round for Friday Night time Stay’s 2021 season opener with Culdesac Renaissance. The Rolling Pig Pin meals truck shall be arrange promoting meals.
Winch will supply a charcoal drawing workshop from 12:30 to three:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for $50. All supplies shall be equipped. Winch will do an indication and supply steerage to contributors as they work on their very own drawings. Join on-line at eventbrite.com/e/charcoal-drawing-instruction-with-alexander-winch-tickets-153005789435.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Winch graduated from the Rhode Island Faculty of Design with a Bachelor of Wonderful Artwork in portray in 2017.
He has drawn inspiration from the artwork, structure and mythology of the traditional Mediterranean world and summertime visits to his mom’s childhood haunts.
Winch is captivated by the intersection of the tremendous and ornamental arts present in historical Roman pottery, Turkish miniature portray and Renaissance French tapestries. Inventive framing gadgets and the connection between artwork and its body is a long-standing fascination of the artist.
His exhibit on the arts middle combines two sequence of works, each regarding the traditional Greek hero of Hercules. The primary sequence is the 12 labors of Hercules.
Hercules was the son of nice god Zeus, however his mom was not Zeus’ spouse, Hera, however Alcmene, a human. Out of jealousy, Hera made Hercules’ life tough. In a match of rage attributable to Hera, Hercules by accident killed his youngsters. As penance, Hercules submitted himself to the King Erystheus, who gave him a sequence of 12 not possible duties that Hercules accomplished over a interval of 10 years.
On this artwork exhibit, the story of Hercules is a jumping-off level to discover how the parable is painted. As a substitute of creating work of scenes and having the work framed, the portray and its body are united by portray ornamental patterned borders onto the canvas itself.
In a lot premodern artwork, a figurative composition was on the identical substrate as its body (consider an historical Greek vase or a French tapestry). On this sequence, that approach is up to date with fashionable aptitude.
The second half of the present is a sequence of work of mountains as seen from his mom’s hometown of Patras, Greece. These landscapes had been painted as a result of in addition they have a Herculean connection.
Legend has it that one of many mountains was subsequent to a river the place the centaur Nessus tried to seize Hercules’ spouse, Deianeira. Hercules killed the centaur, however simply earlier than he died, Nessus gave a small vial of poison to Deianeira to be used if she ever suspected Hercules of dishonest. Hercules by no means cheated, however in a tragic mix-up, the poison resulted in each of their deaths.
This present is known as Cursed Destiny due to the 12 labors Hercules needed to full and the story of Nessus and Deianeira.
Live performance sequence kickoff
David Hartung and Donata Cucinotta, who grew to become identified for offering cul-de-sac live shows to entertain their neighborhood in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, will current “a musical melting pot of parodies, people, jazz, pop, musical theater, rock and opera” throughout Friday’s present.
They grew to become associates and neighbors 5 years in the past and have all the time shared a love of music in all of its types, and the quarantine supplied a singular alternative to share their abilities with the neighborhood.
Hartung has been a neighborhood household physician in Seymour for 15 years. Initially from Massachusetts, he now calls Indiana dwelling as he and his spouse, Monica, increase their three youngsters in Jackson County. A guitarist and drummer for 30 years, he has been part of the native music scene as a member of Unhealthy Medication performing for the final decade.
He claimed the title of Mr. Jackson County in the course of the one and solely occasion held by SICA 4 years in the past. Enjoying people, rock, nation and a listing of his personal parodies about life in Jackson County, he’s joyful to be again at SICA for Friday Night time Stay.
Cucinotta, a soprano, has been acknowledged for her highly effective performances throughout opera, musical and live performance phases.
This season, she was a featured artist for the thirty fourth annual Yuletide live shows with Jack Everly and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Final season, she carried out with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and sang Musetta in La Bohème with Indianapolis Opera and might be seen on Encore! Pippin on Disney+.
Profession highlights embody Louisville Orchestra below the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, Queens Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Heart, singing First Girl in The Magic Flute with Opera Tampa and Aldonza in Man of La Mancha with Asheville Lyric Opera.
She additionally has carried out principal roles at Opera Colorado, Opera New Jersey, Shreveport Opera, Baltimore Live performance Opera, Opera Fort Collins and Ohio Mild Opera.
She maintains a voice studio in Seymour, the place she lives along with her household.