What is Painting The Music?"Painting The Music" brings together local musicians and area painters for a showcase whereby the visual artist paints an entirely new work of art on stage with the singer-songwriter, using inspiration from the first song of the musician’s live set. The viewers’ energy becomes part of the art as audience members are encouraged to interact with the musicians and artists, becoming the third arm of a creative triad. The paintings are auctioned throughout the evening, with the artists setting minimum bids in a silent auction, and taking home 100% of the proceeds of the sale.
The first "Painting The Music" occurred at Ebenezers Coffeehouse in DC on July 20th, 2012. The night was a huge success, and because of that triumph, the event is now held as a regular performance series at different locations and cities. The show has also appeared at The Atlas Theatre and The Dunes in DC, The Franklin Park Performing Arts Center in Purcellville, VA, and Gallery 5 in Richmond. Hope to see you all at the next one!
Check out the Painting The Music Facebook Page!
Upcoming ShowsAugust 23rd, 2014 (Leesburg, VA) will be the next PTM. Check back soon for more details!
3/8/13 Gallery 5 RecapLots of pictures have been posted from the show on the PTM Facebook Page. HERE is a link the album. Below you will find one of the timelapse videos for the show. It is the duo "FarAway" playing their song "Somehow", with a painting by artist Nikki Galapon (thanks to Rinny Wilson for filming!). Below that is the live performance Dan did on the CBS show "Virginia This Morning" to promote Paint The Music the morning of the show in Richmond!
11/17/12 Atlas RecapWow. That could be the one word to describe what occurred at The Atlas on this very special night. The musicians were incredible, the artists were amazing. We took a lot of photos (posted on the PTM Facebook Page), and tons of video, including time-lapse photography of each painting. All of that will be posted in due time! Here are some photos and info about the 3 songs and the paintings they inspired.
THE MUSICIAN: Dan Fisk
THE ARTIST: Vian Shamounki Borchert
THE SONG: "Barefoot Tapdance" (Lyrics, watch video below)
THE MUSICIAN: Zia Hassan
WATCH THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO OF THIS PAINTING BEING CREATED LIVE!
THE ARTIST: Sardar
THE SONG: "Art Acord" (Lyrics)