Special Event: Explore, Discover & Create
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11am & 12pm
Walla Walla Public Library
Walla Walla Symphony and Carnegie Picture Lab present:
Explore, Discover & Create
An art-making and music listening event for families
Learn about Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, enjoy a brief abstract painting lesson with artist Kandyce King and listen to pianist Jackie Wood play excerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition while children paint!
This is a free, family-friendly event and artists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.
This program is supported by
Kandyce King is an abstract, mixed-media artist. Taking Commercial Art at Walla Walla University was really the start of her abstract painting career. In high school, King was formally trained in realism, but was awakened to abstract art by her professor and mentor, Martha Mason. Most days you can find King in her garage studio, creating to her heart’s content. King is a native to the Walla Walla Valley and draws inspiration from nature, music, fashion, poetry, and her daily surroundings.
Jackie Wood, Senior Lecturer at Whitman College, is a musician and teacher who loves playing chamber music, four-hand and two-piano literature, as well as solo repertoire. She has taught at Whitman College since 1987 and has also served on the music faculty of Washington State University. Ms. Wood has concertized in New York, Seattle, Texas, Japan and throughout the northwest region, and has adjudicated many young pianists in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. A graduate of Whitman College, she earned her MMus, Piano Performance, from Washington State University. She has given numerous four-hand and duo piano recitals with her friend and colleague Lee D. Thompson, formerly of Whitman College, presently with University of Missouri at Kansas City. Ms. Wood has delighted in collaborating on many musical theatre and opera projects, serving as pianist/organist for First Congregational Church, and playing for the teachers and students of Summer Dance Lab, a summer intensive for pre-professional dancers. She serves as proud member of the Governing Board of Walla Walla Dance Festival whose mission is to bring professional dance companies to our community.