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Kate Breakey: Slowlight

Dates: November 15, 2011 – January 21, 2011 Kate Breakey
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19, 2011, 7 pm to 10 pm
Location: Etherton Gallery
135 S. Sixth Avenue
Gallery Hours: 11 - 5 Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment
Contact: info@ethertongallery.com, 624-7370



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For Immediate Release

Music with Art at Etherton Gallery
featuring Kate Breakey: Slow Light


5:30pm, Friday, December 16, 2011
Suggested donation $15


“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, and the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”  – Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)


Etherton Gallery will treat classical music fans to an evening of Music with Art,  a recital featuring virtuoso cellist, Theodore Buchholz,  Tucson Symphony Orchestra violinist, Benjamin Nisbet, and Romanian-born violist, and member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Yvonne Creanga,.

The repertoire comprises J.S. Bach’s Sinfonia BWV 787; Franz Joseph Haydn’s Trio for String Trio; Anton Webern’s Trio Op. 20 (1927); and Ernst von Dohnányi’s Trio, Op. 10 (1902). The music was selected for its overall mood and relationship to the new Etherton Gallery exhibition, Kate Breakey: Slow Light, a one-woman show highlighting the career of the Australian artist known for her larger than life-size, luxuriously hand-colored photographs of birds and flowers. Slow Light also includes a never-before-seen series of hand-worked landscape photographs made over the last 30 years, featured in a handsome catalogue published by Etherton Gallery.

If the artist is truly the hand that plays, then Music with Art promises to be a feast for the senses, a unique opportunity to experience a wonderful evening of classical music in one of the most elegant galleries in Tucson.

Music with Art starts at 5:30pm on Friday, December 16, 2011 at Etherton Gallery. Etherton Gallery is located in SoCo (the recently designated cultural district South of Congress) at 135 S. 6th Ave., in downtown Tucson. The gallery will be open before and after the concert. The suggested donation is $15. For more information call Etherton Gallery at 520-624-7370 or email us at info@ethertongallery.com



Theodore Buchholz
Cellist Theodore Buchholz has been described by The Arizona Daily Star as a “Virtuosic cellist,” by The Post and Courier as an “Outstanding performer,” and The Charleston City Paper as a “Wonderful young musician.”  He annually performs in over seventy concerts as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestra section member.  He is the Associate Principal Cellist of the Stockton Symphony, is a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and performed as Principal Cellist of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra.  Theodore studied at the Manhattan School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Theodore Buchholz is the Director of ASTA’s Tucson Cello Congress.

Benjamin Nisbet
Violinist Benjamin Nisbet maintains a diverse performance schedule. He is currently a member of the 1st violin section of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Nisbet also serves as the concertmaster of the Bella Carita Chamber Orchestra and as Principal Second Violin of the Tucson Chamber Artists.  As a chamber musician, he currently performs as a founding member of the Kingfisher String Quartet.  Mr. Nisbet now serves as Co-Musical Director for Artifact Dance Project, a Tucson based company that focuses on new choreography and new music. Mr. Nisbet studied violin at the Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald.

Yvonne Creanga
Romanian-born violist Yvonne Creanga enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. She has been a member of the Tucson Symphony since 2000, and has served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona School of Music. Her ensembles have won prizes at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, the Accademia Chigiana, the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau, and in Bydgozc, Poland. Ms. Creanga studied at both the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Music.

Kate Breakey
Kate Breakey has won international recognition for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs including her acclaimed series of luminous portraits of birds, flowers and animals.  Since 1980, her work has appeared in more than 75 one-person exhibitions and in over 50 group exhibitions. Her published works include Small Deaths (2001); Flowers/Birds (2003), a monograph, Painted Light (2010) and Slow Light (2011). Her work is held in several public institutions including: the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson; the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University, San Marcos; the Austin Museum of Art; the Australian National Gallery in Canberra; and the Osaka Museum in Osaka, Japan. A native of South Australia, Kate moved to Austin, TX in 1988. She completed a Master of Fine Art degree at the University of Texas in 1991 where she also taught photography in the Department of Art and Art History until 1997. In 1999, she moved to Tucson, AZ.




Lynn Goldsmith