Integrating drawings and music

   "Compania Irene Rodriguez'' (watercolor and ink), by Carolyn Newberger, in  her show "In Concert,'' at Galatea Fine Art, Boston, April 4-29.

 "Compania Irene Rodriguez'' (watercolor and ink), by Carolyn Newberger, in  her show "In Concert,'' at Galatea Fine Art, Boston, April 4-29.

 

She told the gallery:

"Sitting in a darkened concert hall, with a loose hand and receptive mind I try to capture the urgency, spark, and character of sublime music and dance.  The sounds and movements animate my pen as their spirits penetrate my soul.

"For the past several years, my husband, Eli, and I, both musicians, have been reviewing music and dance performances at the Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, and Aston Magna festivals. We work for The Berkshire Edge, a newspaper of ideas, news and culture serving Western Massachusetts. 


"Integrating drawings with music and dance commentary fits naturally into my complex identity as an artist, writer and musician. In this show, the first of its kind, I offer illustrative reviews with their attendant drawings that express my respect for art’s capacity to exalt and inspire.''