Couple to Showcase Unique Artistic Performance
February 17, 2009 — Husband and wife duo Robert and Rebecca Bluestone will bring a unique performance to the University of Wyoming at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the College of Education auditorium.
Tickets cost $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for others. Tickets are available at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.
Founded in 1992, Woven Harmony is a multimedia performance that incorporates Rebecca's tapestries installed onstage, projected visual images of their home, studio processes and the landscapes and places from which they have drawn inspiration. These are interwoven with Robert performing his music and conversation between the two artists.
Robert began playing the guitar when he was seven years old. His musical journey on the guitar had him in his college days backing groups including the Eisley Brothers playing ‘Twist and Shout. He toured throughout the world to critical acclaim and performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and other venues.
Rebecca began weaving in 1984 at the age of 31. Over the next 17 years she became a successful tapestry artist, achieving international recognition for her art, which has been acquired by prominent collections such as the Chicago Art Institute and the private collection of Robert Redford.
In 2006 they collaborated with Grammy Award-winning composer Andrew York to create a major new work for guitar inspired by Robert and Rebecca's lives, their art and their aesthetic. The tapestries onstage are from a body of work Rebecca created in response to Robert's interpretation of York's music. The Woven Harmony Suite will be a highlight of the evening performance.
While in Laramie, the Bluestones will be involved in a variety of other activities. On Monday, Feb. 23, they will present "The Power of Creativity" at 10 a.m. and "Inspiration of Color, Music and Line" at 1 p.m. at Jeny's Originals Yarns and Handwovens. Those interested in these presentations should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert and Rebecca will also present "Creativity is the Currency of the 21st Century" at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Wyoming Union ballroom.
Robert and Rebecca Bluestone will perform their unique collaboration at UW.
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009