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First Fridays: Arts-In-Community Series

Originally Posted: April 26, 2012


Leonardo Gala. (Courtesy Photo: EEA)

Riverhead - East End Arts is pleased to announce May's installment of the First Fridays Arts-in-Community Series to be held on Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m. at the East End Arts' Carriage House, located behind the East End Arts' Gallery, 133 East Main Street, Riverhead. At the Artist-in-Residence Presentation, current artist-in-residence, renowned pianist, composer, and MIDI and audio artist Leonardo Gala will discuss his work and process, as well as projects as Artist-in-Residence.

Gala has instructed piano for over 30 years and has been exploring the art of composition both manually and digitally for nearly four decades. At the event, Gala will present "Memento:mori," a new multi-media work composed for orchestral and electronic music instrument sounds. The theme of this new symphonic poem was derived from the current East End Arts Gallery Show "La Morte," but sonically travels a full human life span - ultimately ending in the "next transition." Several exotic minor scales have been used in this work, as well as ancient Latin plain chant. The electronic music will be manipulated 'live' during the presentation. This free event is open to the public. For more information about Leonardo Gala's residency, visit: http://www.eastendarts.org/education/AIR2012-Gala.html.

East End Arts is very pleased to present this series of Arts-in-Community forums and presentations on the first Friday of the month in Riverhead, and the third Thursday of the month in Greenport, to encourage discussion and engage the local community with the arts. These free events are open to the public. For more information about the First Fridays and Third Thursdays series', visit the website or call 631-369-2171.

First Fridays and Third Thursdays are made possible, in part, by the Miracle-Gro Fund - a donor-advised fund at the Long Island Community Foundation. The Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) is the Island's community foundation, making grants to improve our region and helping donors with their philanthropy since 1978. LICF identifies current and future community needs, strengthen the Island's nonprofit sector, encourage philanthropy, and, with generous donors, builds permanent endowments to address these needs. More than $130 million has been granted from hundreds of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. LICF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the country's oldest and largest community foundations. For more information visit www.licf.org.

East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission of bringing the arts to everyone and inspiring communities through service, advocacy and education.


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