Upcoming Performance of Gallery of Echoes to be Featured on National Broadcast
It has been two years since Shadowbox Live debuted the original production Gallery of Echoes, and after a brief run over the summer, the show is back for another run and a turn in the national spotlight.
First presented as a collaboration between Shadowbox Live with proven works of art from The Columbus Museum of Art, Gallery of Echoes was reimagined in 2016 with a focus on local art and given a subtitle Gallery of Echoes: ColumbUS Public Art Project.
One of the things this new Gallery of Echoes does best is display the sheer breadth of talent in Columbus – the 20 pieces of art chosen aren’t easy to pigeonhole based on medium, subject matter, or any other yardstick the audience would bring to them, and Shadowbox largely does justice to the source material without trying to make it fit into one box or another. -Richard Sanford, on the June 2016 performance
Shadowbox Live has decided to give the show another run, after the crowd over the summer lamented the limited run.
“The first run of this show was in June which is typically a difficult time to get folks inside to attend any show, let alone an unknown, original show,” says Julie Klein, Marketing Director, Shadowbox Live. “We knew the show was fantastic but had no idea how well it would be received or attended. We were blown away and overwhelmed by both the crowds and reaction to the show.”
Additionally, there will be a live taping of Songs at the Center for the final performance on Sunday, November 6 at 7 p.m. Songs at the Center ‘blends interviews, spontaneous on-stage interaction, and special features.’ It is based at WOSU TV, Columbus, and airs at 11 p.m. on Saturdays.
“As a songwriter myself, I’m inspired by other composers and the stories behind their music,” said Eric Gnezda, creator and host of Songs at the Center in a statement. “We’re privileged to be collaborating with Shadowbox Live to bring ‘Gallery of Echoes‘ the national exposure it deserves. We look forward to celebrating Shadowbox Live’s creativity and risk-taking spirit.”
The second iteration of the Gallery of Echoes series, Gallery of Echoes: ColumbUS Public Art Project, returns for seven performances between November 3 and 6. The seventh and final performance will feature six or seven select numbers from the current Gallery of Echoes and from the original production, Gallery of Echoes: The CMA Experience.
“This show fulfills two important purposes for us,” says Stev Guyer, Executive Producer, CEO Shadowbox Live. “It gives us a wonderful, creative outlet for this new genre and gives these amazing local artists more of the exposure they deserve. These are also the reasons national exposure is so cool. People around the country need to know what’s going on in Columbus’ thriving arts community.”
Participating artists have found that the show has raised their profile in the local community and garnered more attention for their work faster than they could have done on their own. For some, being a part of Gallery of Echoes has also provided a way for their family to connect with their life as an artist.
“Watching the performance of Pass the Brush, my family could feel my painting come alive and connect with multidimensional infusion of words, images, and dance to comfort our human family,” says Richard Duarte Brown. “It brings me to tears.”
Gallery of Echoes returns to Shadowbox Live for the following performances: Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children under 12. Shadowbox Live is located at 503 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43206 in the Brewery District.
The live taping of Gallery of Echoes for Songs at the Center will be on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free, reservations required. For more information or to make reservations, call the Box Office at 614-416-7625 or visit shadowboxlive.org.