I'm delighted to serve on the Artspace Exhibition Committee that this week, heard finalists' proposals for works that connected, responded to Holst's Planets, 7 parts, each titled w. the name of a planet. The Shreveport Symphony will present the Holst work in about 7-8 weeks; the Artspace show will open then.
In January, at a meeting of Roster artists, Conductor Michael Butterman and Artspace creative director,Bill Joyce explained their visions of the possibilities in this collaboration of the Symphony and local artists. Each of these artist proposals was very creative, well conceived, so exciting and responsive to the musical "planet" section content. They proved that our art community is challenging the status quo. It will be a thought-provoking, blockbuster of an exhibit. I look forward to it.