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Breath of Life Opens at McNally Smith on October 18

Breath of Life / Ta-Coumba

McNally Smith College of Music presents

Breath of Life
An interactive art and music improvisation
and solo exhibition on Ta-coumba T. Aiken

October 18 through December 9 2011

Opening night
Ta-coumba and McNally Smith ensemble
interactive art and music improvisation
Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
Atrium, McNally Smith College of Music

Open to the public
RSVP by Oct. 10, preferred but not required
Special musical guest: Jason Kao Hwang

Celebrating four decades of healing imagery

This exhibition journeys through the last four decades of Ta-coumba’s work with a revealing selection of twenty of his paintings. These works exemplify Ta-coumba’s vigorous engagement with the medium, demonstrating his early influences all the way to his most challenging aesthetics. The show also invites audiences to consider and explore parallels between the visual arts and music.

Ta-coumba’s talent, dedication to his career, advocacy for the arts, and ability to remain current is a true inspiration to artists in all fields. It is with honor and pride that McNally Smith College of Music and the friends of the show celebrate his life and work.

Breath of Life is celebrated in conjunction with McNally Smith College of Music 25th Anniversary and its place in the cultural landscape of the Twin Cities.

RSVP & Inquiries to Chelsea Dammen, Events Planning

Thanks to Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery, Springboard for the Arts, American Composers Forum, The Schubert Club, and Black Dog Café.