Published DateLACONIA — This coming Friday evening, March 8, The Studio at 50 Canal Street is celebrating the work of artist Reed Altemus from Portland, Maine with a closing reception from 5-8 p.m.
Altemus, whose digital prints are on the gallery wall, will be playing a modified lap steel guitar throughout the evening to create live ambient sound. He will be joined by Curran Davis, local experimental composer, who will improvise with Altemus.
Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, is enthusiastic about Friday's event. "This is an opportunity for people in the area to see artwork that pushes comfortable boundaries, and to hear sound that is surprising yet accessible," she says. "The music will create a live auditory 'painting' that complements Reed's colorful digital print collages."
The exhibit, "Cornucopia: Redux", was shown at McCarthy's former gallery just before she was forced to relocate. "I was so happy that Reed was open to showing the work again, especially since more people are able to see and appreciate it now."
The Studio, 50 Canal Street, is open Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., later if, as McCarthy says, "the place is still hopping". Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 455-8008.