Beauty and clarity of thought comes to me through music and art. Which is why the combination of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) and the Painted Violin Fundraiser is music to my ears and beauty before my eyes.
Artist, Dave Reiter has had “the joy of both attending a number of the DYAO concerts with my family as well as participate with the organization via the painted violin, twice in fact. The level of excellence in these young people is unbelievable. I know that each of them have worked hours and hours to perfect their craft and their instrument in order to produce the highest level of quality possible and this was evident in each concert I have attended.”
“The theme is open-ended and I decided to keep with my signature work which is combining representational landscape painting with abstract elements scattered throughout the piece. I gain inspiration and influence from both genres,” smiles Reiter. “My first violin was 4 years ago and I have the honor of being asked to be a returning artist for this 10th Anniversary of the Painted Violin.”
“My inspiration for this piece was a desire to create a visual sonata using color as the primary agent. As with a musical sonata, there are four visual movements in this piece.
Each movement is different in tempo, rhythm and visual melody, but all are held together by subject and style. Aspens by their very nature have interconnected roots. It is how those worlds converge in one piece that makes my work completely unique,” states Reiter.
To learn more about Dave Reiter and his art visit DaveReiterArt.com.
Kate Wyman is believed to be first artist in the history of the Painted Violin to use watercolor as their medium upon the violin. “My violin is titled, Song of the Sea. I enjoy creating seascapes. Having grown up at the shore, my heart can always be transported back there,” smiles Wyman. “I love living in the beautiful State of Colorado, but when I saw the violin, I thought of the sea and the lighthouses. The lighthouse in my violin composition is Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.”
“Watercolor is my main medium. I have created some works in acrylic and I do love to work in mosaic art, but professionally, it is watercolor,” states Wyman.
“I used to create lighthouse paintings and give as a thank you for people who were doing me a favor. Their friends began calling me to commission a painting for them, I said yes. I later joined an art guild and the rest is history,” states Wyman.
To learn more about Kate Wyman and her art visit SunDancerArts.com.
“The Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) was founded in 1977 under the auspices of the Denver Symphony Orchestra. DYAO performs in the Boettcher Concert Hall (home of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra) in the heart of Denver’s city center. DYAO’s mission is to provide the finest possible youth orchestra programs, inspiring and educating young musicians through the performance of great works of music and offering valuable cultural opportunities to the community.”
The Painted Violin Fundraiser is one way that the DYAO is combining cultural musical arts and the visual arts to the success of both artistic worlds. Be a collector and support the arts in whatever fashion is presented.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday, October 13th, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at the Boettcher Concert Hall for the concert where we will be Thinking of Italy with the music of Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 “Italian”, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 and Respighi Pines of Rome and then onto the Rialto Cafe for the unveiling and available for purchase Painted Violin Fundraiser Opening Reception at 5:00 p.m.