Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Roumanian Pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa’s Living Legacy
When 33-year-old Roumanian pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage, musicians and music lovers alike mourned the too-soon passing of a rising star. Â Now, those who wish to mark her passing in a tangible way have taken it upon themselves to make certain that more than just her music is remembered.
Young pianist Mihaela UrsuleasaÂ was the single mother of a 7-year-old daughter, Stefanie, who has gone to live with her grandmother Agripina. Â A fund has been established to aid in her support. Â Her mother’s affairs are being handled by Bernhard Kerres. Â (email@example.com)
In a report filed by Norman Lebrecht, he stated that “many from all corners of the music world â€“ artists, festivals, promoters â€“ are looking out for her future and have contributed to a fund that has raised, so far, a remarkable 30,000 Euros.”
The video above is from her last performance in June of 2012.
Read Tragic death of young pianist (Slipped Disc)
Â Nine Denver Institutions to Share $57 Million Bond Windfall
A Denver bond initiative has turned into an unexpected source of funds for several Denver arts organizations.
It also pitted one organization against another as they battled to have a shot at money to fund everything from building renovations to a pedestrian bridge to help get patrons across a busy thoroughfare to the Denver Performing Arts Center.
Maybe this is a sign that the support-pendulum has begun to swing back the other way when it comes to helping cultural institutions in the U.S.
ReadÂ Nine Denver Institutions to Share $57 Million Bond WindfallÂ (denverpost.com)
Random Acts of Culture Continue to Pop Up
There is something about a flash mob which can unite a crowd in a matter of seconds. Â The Knight Foundation has been sponsoring Random Acts of Culture for 2 years, hiding tenors in show departments, sopranos in restaurant lines, and clarinets in the canned foods. Â It also might be the first time I’ve seen a strolling pianist!
Read The five best – and worst – moments from 1,000 Random Acts of Culture (Knight Foundation)
Watch a Random Act of Culture at Whole Foods in Miami Beach