Here is a preview featuring Alena and Vadym playing together last summer at an informal gathering of a lucky few in the CU studio:
Rounding out the program, the gifted clarinetist James Hodges will perform Dance Preludes by Witold Lutoslawski together with returning to CU pianist Hung-Tao Lin.
It is always a great pleasure to see any recent work by our Classical Undergrounder Jeremy Lipking, but the one he just completed and will be sharing with us is particularly special.
This masterwork likely won't go to a gallery, but remain a private family treasure. Jeremy and Danielle just welcomed to the world their twins Juniper and Zion. This painting is dedicated to the sacred woman's power of life-giving and depicts Danielle during her pregnancy.
The gorgeous palette of soft yet crisp colors perfectly placed in exquisitely precise tonalities displays a magnificent and rare level of control that puts Jeremy among the very few painters who ever mastered the visual power of close tonal range. This unique and highly developed ability allows him to keep the figure as a darker, fully unified silhouette set against shimmering evening sky, yet never disturb its overall lightness.
The profile presentation of the figure gives the exposed crescent of the baby bump a feeling of a celestial body rising over a horizon, with its curvature being supported and contrasted with the orb of the black hat.
Congratulations Jeremy and Danielle!
Doors open at 7 p.m. No assigned seats - first come-first served. Potluck. Entrance from the parking lot. Free parking.