Shoreline Symphony on Exhibit at Historic City Hall
Shoreline Symphony will open at Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center Friday, June 22 from 5:30-8 pm. Admission is free, refreshments will be served. The exhibition is on national tour from the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Beauty abounds in the forty-six artworks selected to engage the senses will be on display until August 18. Great rolling waves crashing to the shore. Gurgling streams. The rumble of water cascading over rock outcroppings. The bubbling reverberations of small ponds. Combine these sounds with the tweet, whistle, and coo of birds, the swish of wind stirring vegetation and rustling leaves, and you have nature’s shoreline song, a veritable symphony.
Artists from 10 different countries used the sights and sounds of the water’s edge as the inspiration for paintings, sculptures and graphites. Among the artists represented are Robert Bateman, Michael Budden, Ray Harris-Ching, James Coe, Don Richard Eckelberry, James Morgan, and Arthur B. Singer.
While visiting Historic City Hall, stop by the first floor gallery for gift ideas from the multi-media collection from the Artisans’ Gallery. And in the third floor gallery you can view the surreal works of Jamie Baldridge in Panopticon through June.
Historic City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Charlestown Farmers’ Market is open on Bilbo Street behind the center every Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. For more information, please call 491-9147 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.