Just a few subjects to be touched upon anytime the TMA and I collaborate on L2P: poetry to travels, Cityscapes, Nightscapes and Landscapes in paint and song: see the music come to life while you listen to what the art has to say...
Jewish Chant and American Folksong - excerpts from musical theatre and opera - poetry readings - performance art - original content and curricula on the histories of art and music, along with innovative ways of appreciating each within the galleries...
"Listening to Paintings" is one of my favorite projects, and I'm thrilled to be continuing my relationship with the Taubman Museum of Art in our twice-yearly presentations.
L2P lasts 45' - 1 hr (and is informal; come and go as you please). It is appropriate for families, beginners and long-time lovers of any art form. We gather in the museum at 2pm, and wander from gallery to gallery, sharing music and poetry in each.
As a tribute to a recently lost American voice, the poet and conservationist W. S. Merwin (1927 - 15 March 2019) here is a draft of a "Cento" based on one of Merwin's poems.
By – (Cento after W. S. Merwin’s “By Dark”)
When time the dog
into the mind
I see but black dog
looking oh it is black dog
when all trust
through brightness through shadow
into blindness of dog
where dark already
and fear black dog
leading carefully blind