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
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
“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.