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Hendrix Wind Ensemble Presents ‘Images’ Concert in Collaboration with Printmaking Students


This hand-colored collagraph print by Victoria Chu ’20 was among the prints created for last year’s “Images” collaboration. New prints will be on display Nov. 19, following this year’s “Images” concert.

CONWAY, Ark. (November 4, 2019) — The Hendrix College Wind Ensemble on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 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. “Professor Gill and I began this collaboration in Fall 2018 and received such a positive response from students that we wanted do it again. This time, we’ve incorporated discussions between the Wind Ensemble and Printmaking students so the collaboration can be even more meaningful as they share their artistic processes with one another.”

“We are excited about this opportunity for the students and audience to see how the creative processes of music and printmaking inform each other in interesting ways,” Gill said. “It will be a wonderful interplay of translations from music into emotional response, into visual interpretation.”

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