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   from the issue of June 8, 2006

Statewide exhibition explores connection between music, art

The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery's annual statewide exhibition will focus on the link between music and art.

Opening June 13 at the Sheldon, "Painting Music: Rhythm and Movement in Art," will be presented in eight additional communities in Nebraska during the next year.

In the past 100 years, music has played a vital role in the stylistic development of visual art. "Painting Music" exemplifies the influence of music on art beginning in the early 20th century with Wassily Kandinsky, Morgan Russell and Stanton Macdonald-Wright, and continuing with the work of contemporary artists such as Robert Natkin and Douglas Peden.

Music has inspired artists who wished to create a pure, transcendental art form and freed them to experiment with nonconventional approaches. By listening to music and emulating it in their work, artists have discovered new techniques and methods.

The Sheldon Statewide Exhibition is an outreach program of the Sheldon Gallery and UNL.

For more information go online to or call 472-3541.

An opening reception for the new exhibition will be from 5 to 7 p.m. June 16 at the Sheldon.

The reception is free and open to the public.

The School of Music will present a concert and dance performance in connection with the exhibition beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Sheldon auditorium.



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