Thursday, April 10, 2008

MUSICIAL REVIEW: Audible Art Tour 2008, Music & Art In the Air

Audible Art Tour 2008

As a gallery, the Flying Pigment Studio takes special pride in showing local artists and musicians. This year , the musical talent for Audible Tour featured folk, blues and bluegrass music . The musicians preformed outside on the street side deck at Flying Pigment Studio art gardens.

The gallery was busy with artists present, Kathleen Chaney, Marcia Cox & Darcy Gerdes. The event drew in over 100 visitors to the gallery, enjoying the fresh air, shady oaks and refreshments.

Our favorite banjoist Ron Daigh along with musical pals,
songstress Kathleen Johnson (vocals and autoharp) of 29-Palms & Harry Joe Reynolds (guitar, harmonica & bass) from San Diego County perform for Art Alliance's Audible Art Tour 2008

Kathleen's deep, strong and rich voice compliments HJ's gutsy blues vocals and harmonica, and Ron's multi-styled banjo rounds out this fun, eclectic group. HJ and Kathleen perform as the band: "The Folkin' A's" and have been performing together for over three years at festivals and special events throughout the Southland.

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Darcy Gerdes

For more information, please contact
Flying Pigment Studio at 951-659-4010

P.O. Box 1557
54325 North Circle Dr.
Mile Hi Plaza, Unit 101
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Music, Art in the Air

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, March 31, 2008
By ERICA SHENThe Press-Enterprise

The Audible Art Tour in Idyllwild will appeal to all of its visitors' senses.
Galleries with the Art Alliance of Idyllwild welcome art lovers with a variety of musical acts and original art with drinks and snacks during the tour set from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Last year, the tour attracted 500 to 1,000 visitors, said Lon Mercer, president of the alliance.
"The Audible Art Tour is one of eight events the alliance puts together throughout the year," Mercer said in a telephone interview. "It's a great way to link and showcase the performing arts and the visual arts from Idyllwild."The Art Alliance of Idyllwild was formed 11 years ago to garner the forces of artists and galleries to better promote art from the region.

Amanda Taylor, owner of Artisans Gallery said members of the alliance are just a "tight group of pals."This year's tour will feature a variety of artists from potters to painters to photographers. Outside of the galleries, there will be music ranging from folk to rock.

At Artisans Gallery in Oakwood Village, a block up from the center of town, the works of photographer Mac McCowan will be on exhibit for the tour. McCowan shows his 'audible' side with a portrait of B.B. King. His photographs are CARBRO-printed, which gives the photographs a unique, grainy texture, Taylor said.

Next door at Baker Galleries, there will be woodturnings in many shapes and forms. Known for their wooden lamps and lamp shades, the gallery also carries pottery, paintings and jewelry.
Back by popular demand, Oakwood Village will feature recorder music by Lois Sheppard and Friends.

Located in the village center, the Idyllwild Gallery of Fine Art will feature jewelry from Lynn and Don Bodenberg. In their Reversibles Collection, each piece of jewelry has two sides. They create reversible jewelry with mother of pearl, coral, paua shell and gemstones.
Outside of the gallery there will be a performance by Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter Rie Sinclair and recording artist Bryan Head.

Cafe Aroma will contribute an array of culinary art and feature work by photographer Peter Irrgang. Cafe owner Frank Ferro said Irrgang donates all the money from his photos to medical missionary work in Peru.

Visitors can pick up a walking map at one of the 14 Art Alliance galleries, or hop on a free shuttle for a ride through the gallery route.
Reach Erica Shen at 951-763-3466, or

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