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The Score is Not the Music – Reception @ Crane Arts, InLiquid Hall Gallery

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on May 11, 2017 at 6:00pm

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April 13 – May 28, 2017

Second Thursday Receptions:

April 13th, 6-9pm

May 11th, 6-9pm

Melinda Steffy’s current work looks to answer this question by re-interpreting music as color patterns, exploring ideas of translation, how music theory and color theory intersect, and what it’s like to have a song stuck in your head. In this series of work, she has matched the 12 notes of the chromatic scale with 12 hues on a color wheel. Using mathematical constructs like grids and pie charts, she translates masterworks by composers J.S. Bach and Béla Bartók into vibrant color patterns. The music, usually time-based and heard in sequence, becomes spatial, able to be seen all at once. Unexpected patterns emerge, revealing the complexity inherent in the music.
Steffy received an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BA from Eastern Mennonite University. Her artwork has been on display at Rowan University, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, Crane Arts, Fringe Wilmington, Sam Quinn Gallery, Villanova University, Finlandia University, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Lancaster Museum of Art, Micro Museum, and Stamford Art Association, among others.
 
The InLiquid Hall Gallery is located on the 1st floor of Crane Arts in the hallway to PPAC.

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Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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