An Evening With Degas: En Plein Air @ SPAC, 8/14/09
In conjunction with the Hyde Collection’s exhibition “Degas and Music” in Glens Falls, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center also explored the connections between music and art on Friday, August 14 with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s program “An Evening With Degas.”
Professional and amateur visual artists from throughout the Capital Region were invited to bring their easels and paintbrushes, set up on SPAC’s lawn and work on their art – in exchange for free admission for the artist and a guest.
Approximately 40 artists were seen painting, sketching and sculpting on the lovely Friday evening prior to the program which featured guest violinist Gil Shaham.
SPAC president and executive director Marcia J. White described the art-meets-music event as “an opportunity to engage our local artistic community in the SPAC experience.”
photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk