$12 Advance Sale Tickets available at ArtRage,
Sparkytown and Syracuse Cultural Workers
$15 suggested donation at the door (or 2 for $25)
OUR EMCEE FOR THE EVENING!
Our Emcee this year is Ty Marshal, Curator and Artist in Residence at The Tech Garden. Ty is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on cultural activism, social sculpture, semiotics and theater. He takes a critical view of social, political, historical and cultural issues through visual commentary on human nature and pop culture. A native of the region, he recently returned after a period of working in the downstate area, and brings an impressive background. He worked at the internationally acclaimed Dia Beacon, which houses the Dia Foundation’s impressive collection of contemporary art from the 1960s to the present, and was very involved in the dynamic gallery scene in the Hudson River Valley. He has also been actively involved in the arts renaissance underway in the City of Syracuse. He was one of the organizers and curators of Lipe Art Park and was co-founder of Evolution Art Studio. Besides all of that – he knows how to have a good time and will make sure you do, too!
LIVE MUSIC WITH:
They are a marimba ensemble playing music rooted in the musical traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. They play happy, percussive music—very rhythmic and driving—meant for dancing. This music was brought to the United States during the 1960’s by the Kwanongoma College of Music in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It’s become very popular in the Pacific Northwest and interest in it is gradually spreading across the country. The songs they play are either influenced by traditional Shona mbira (thumb piano) melodies arranged for marimba, or are more modern compositions written in the traditional music spirit. Kambuyu is the first performing Shona-style marimba ensemble in central New York. Kambuyu has been playing together since the winter of 2004. Our members include educators, scientists, nurses, and business folk. Our Name: “Kambuyu” is a Shona word for “Bugs”. The mallets (“knobs”) used to strike the marimbas struck us as insect antennae. Go figure.
Pictured playing at ArtRage the for the opening reception of IN OUR VIEW on June 9th, the Jim O’Mahony Quintet is a mixture of jazz and world music that wowed all who heard them that night! The group is led by JIM O’MAHONY, guitarist. Since moving to Central NY in late 2010, Jim has certainly made his mark on the local music scene. Displaying equal proficiency on both piano and guitar, he has been featured with artists such as Grupo Pagan, Anna Vogel, Malcolm Moore, E.S.P., David Cast, and more, as well as fronting his own trio and playing a variety of solo and duo performances. Prior to relocating, Jim was active in the NYC jazz scene and also played for the nationally touring bands Lima Charlie and the Ian Murray Band.