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Hendrix Wind Ensemble Collaborates with Printmaking Students for ‘Images’ Concert

CONWAY, Ark. (October 31, 2018) – The Hendrix College Wind Ensemble on Thursday, November 15, will present a concert titled “Images,” a collection of programmatic works for band that includes a collaboration with Hendrix visual arts students, who have created prints inspired by the music. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

The printmaking students, who worked under the guidance of Melissa Gill, associate professor of visual arts, will discuss their process and their prints during the concert, enhancing the relationship between visual arts and music, as well as with the images listeners may create in their own minds during the performance.

“The goal of this collaboration is to help students and the audience make connections between the visual arts and music,” said Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James, assistant professor of music and Wind Ensemble conductor. “The connections are especially powerful in this case because the music being performed is all meant to evoke an image or story. The printmaking students have a chance to translate the sound into visual artwork that will give the audience a starting point for understanding the musical images being performed.”

“We are so excited about this opportunity to see how the two art forms, music and printmaking, can come together and inform each other in interesting ways,” Gill said. “It will be an interplay of lovely translations from image into sounds, into music, returning back to image.”

Following the concert, the audience is invited to join the Wind Ensemble and printmaking students in the gallery of Trieschmann Fine Arts Building for a reception and showing of the prints.

“Images” is sponsored by the Hendrix College Department of Music.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.