“Stories in Light and Sound”

March 1, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hermitage Beach
6660 Manasota Key Rd. Englewood
FL 34223
"Stories in Light and Sound" @ Hermitage Beach

“Stories in Light and Sound”
with 2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Finalist Maura Brewer
and Hermitage Fellow David ‘Doc’ Wallace

Friday, March 1 at 5:30pm

Hermitage Beach (entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Rd. Englewood, FL 34223)

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At the intersection of subject and audience, an artist selects techniques to emphasize elements of a narrative. Will they sustain a particular note in a moment of suspension or communicate power with a low camera angle? No matter the medium, art tells a story about who we are. Visual artist and 2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize finalist Maura Brewer uses video and images to investigate the world around us, while David ‘Doc’ Wallace uses music and sound to move us between thoughts and emotions. Despite different mediums, both are experts in their field and both join us to share insights into their creative process and excerpts of some of their latest work.

2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Finalist Maura Brewer makes essay videos and performances that explore the relationship between capitalism, crime, art and the production of identity in popular culture. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA, Art in General in New York, the MCA in Chicago, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève in Geneva and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein in Vienna, among other places. Her work has received press coverage in The Paris Review, Art Agenda, CBS News and The Guardian. In addition to being a Hermitage Greenfield Prize Finalist, she is a recipient of a Creative Capital Award, the LENS Award at LACMA, the Fellowship for Visual Arts at CCF and the City of Los Angeles Master Artist Fellowship. Her work is in the private collection of LACMA. She was a Whitney Independent Study Program Fellow in Studio Art in 2015, received her MFA from UC Irvine in 2011, and earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She lives in Los Angeles, where she works as a private investigator. MauraBrewer.com

Returning Hermitage Fellow David “Doc” Wallace improvises like “Jimmy Page fronting Led Zeppelin” (New York Times). Whether playing classical viola for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Texas fiddle with The Doc Wallace Trio, klezmer fusion with Yale Strom’s Broken Consort, new compositions with Hat Trick (his flute-viola-harp trio), or six-string electric viola at heavy metal shows, Wallace is at home in front of an audience. Around the globe, musicians have widely adopted the ground-breaking approaches of his book Engaging the Concert Audience: a Musician’s Guide to Interactive Performance (Berklee Press). Wallace’s broadcast credits include NPR, PBS, KTV (Korea), Tokyo MX, WQXR, CBS, and ABC. He has recorded for Bridge Records, BIS, Innova, Tzadik, Resonance Records, and Mulatta Records. An award-winning composer, Wallace’s commissions for original compositions and arrangements include the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, the Marian Anderson String Quartet, and violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Currently Chair of Berklee College of Music’s String Department, David previously enjoyed a fourteen-year tenure as a Juilliard professor and seventeen years as a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist. Learn and hear more at DocWallaceMusic.com