The Hyde Collection to Host Art History-Infused Bluegrass Band
The artist Audrey Flack and The History of Art Band will perform their original songs at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y., on Saturday, January 2. This art history-infused bluegrass performance will simultaneously kick off the New Year and celebrate the successful run of ‘Audrey Flack: Heroines,’ which is on view at The Hyde through January 3. A world-renowned artist and leader of the photorealist movement, Audrey Flack has exhibited nationally and internationally. In addition to being a celebrated artist and pioneer in her field, Flack is also a musician with a passion for Americana and Bluegrass music. Using her rich knowledge of art history and the art world, she writes original songs about artists such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Vincent Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Picasso, Camille Claudel and Rembrandt. “Before each song, I give a brief talk about the artist that reveals little-known information about their lives and work,” Flack notes. Her original lyrics are written with humor and an insider’s perspective. Images by the artists are projected throughout the performance. Members of the band are Johnny Jackpot, banjo; Adam Grimshaw, guitar and banjo; Deborah Grimshaw, fiddle; David Roger Grossman, bass; Ben Fraker, mandolin; and Connie Evans, spoons. The performance is at 6 p.m., followed by a reception with the band. Tickets are $12 for Hyde members and $15 for the general public. Reservations are highly recommended; call 518-792-1716 extension 310 or visit hydecollection.org.
The Hyde Collection’s modern museum complex and historic house are located at 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, N.Y.