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Arts and Entertainment

April 5, 2013

Show blends art, music, poetry

The Orphic Gallery will present “In Flight,” a collaborative show with mosaics by Jeanne Ellsworth, the poetry of Sharon Israel and the digital soundscapes of composer Robert Cucinotta.

The exhibit will open with an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 53525 State Highway 30 in Roxbury and will run through May.

According to a media release, the show “will illustrate through object, word and sound how individual creative energy in enhanced and takes flight through reflection on the work of fellow artists. This mutual inspiration brings an electric synergy and joy that runs throughout the pieces and the connects the entire exhibit.”

Ellsworth uses exclusively odd bits such as leftovers, found objects and thrift store items, the release said. She doesn’t cut shards to shape, but rather works with the ways that different materials break. Her installation in honor of children lost in the Iraq was was shown at the Roxbury Arts Group’s Bank Gallery and the Treadwell Museum of Fine Arts in 2009.

Israel studied poetry with Robert Pinsky, Henri Cole, Lynn Domina and Lee Slonimsky. Her. poetry has appeared in the American Liszt Society Newsletter and has been featured in the Courier-Life publications in New York City. And in January, her poem “Pie Bird” was selected for inclusion in an exhibit of poetry and photography called “Be Mine Forever at the Alliance Gallery in Narrowsburg.

Cucinotta is a composer of concert and theater music, exploring experimental and more traditional styles. He gained recognition early in his career for his percussion music that has been performed at the Smithsonian, Merkin Hall, Bargemusic and at colleges throughout the U.S., Ireland and Australia, the release said.

For more information, call 326-6045 or email phil@orphicgallery.com.

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