LIVE! Portraits, Artist Talk & Performance by KATIE RUNDE Friday, February 10th, 2023 5:30Pm - 7:00PM Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury Join us Friday February 10th 5:30 - 7:00
Portraits, Artist Talk & Performance
by KATIE RUNDE
Friday, February 10th, 2023
5:30Pm – 7:00PM
Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury
Join us Friday February 10th 5:30 – 7:00 PM, for an evening of art, discussion and live music with portrait artist Katie Runde. We will have a series of portraits of musicians, painted in oil, by Runde, on view at the Gallery on the Green February 7 through February 15 and in conjunction with the exhibition, the artist will speak about the collection and entertain us with a performance with her funk group, Rundefunk.
Light refreshment will be served with a cash bar.
Katie Runde has been called a Renaissance woman. She is an accomplished still life and portrait painter, minister, musician and teacher. In 2021 she won a commission to paint the portrait of Alexander Twilight, which now hangs in the statehouse in Montpelier and is the first portrait to hang there representing an African American. Recently, Runde was also honored when she was awarded Honorable Mention for her painting “Still Life with Yellow Dahlias and Melancholy” in the 16th International ARC Salon Competition.
LIVE! explores the experience of live music in large scale and luminous, vivid color, from listener to performer, from practice to old time session to club. After over a decade of moonlighting as a sax player herself, Katie Runde delights in the galvanizing atmospheres and wild colors of stage lighting and the transformative power of the shared experience between performer and audience. Amidst the monochrome of deep winter and plodding pandemic, this body of work is an invitation back into the galvanizing energy of togetherness and celebration. And yet there is a stillness there, too, within the dizzy moment. Runde seeks to articulate multiple dimensions within that one captured point in time—the core of solitude that lies between the musician and the music, the center from which each voice is found and each life lived.
For more information about “Live” an evening of art, talk and music with Katie Runde call 802-989-7419 or email us at [email protected].
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Edgewater Gallery on the Green
6 merchants row middlebury, vt 05753