Artist-In-Residence | Friends of the Porkies

The Artist-in-Residence program at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by this unique northern wilderness setting.  It offers writers, composers and all visual and performing artists and artisans the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Porkies and express it through their particular art form.

Now accepting applications through February 14, 2020

Source: Artist-In-Residence | Friends of the Porkies

December 24, 1951~ Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” premieres

The Adoration of the Magi by Hieronymus Bosch

c.1475 / Oil and gold on oak / 28”x22 1/4” / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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“One November afternoon as I was walking rather gloomily through the rooms of the Metropolitan Museum, I chanced to stop in front of the Adoration of the Kings by Hieronymus Bosch, and as I was looking at it, suddenly I heard again, coming from the distant blue hills, the weird song of the Three Kings. I then realized they had come back to me and had brought me a gift.”
https://www.cpr.org/2013/12/19/the-500-year-old-painting-that-inspired-amahl-and-the-night-visitors/

How Amahl and the Night Visitors Established ‘Television Opera’~
http://www.playbill.com/article/how-amahl-and-the-night-visitors-established-television-opera
The original 1951 telecast~ https://youtu.be/xlg81twKXbY

Previous December 24 posts:

December 24: CHRISTMAS EVE

December 24~ Animals in Art

December 24~

February 20, 1816~ Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” premieres

Portrait of Gioacchino Rossini by Francesco Hayez, after a photograph by Étienne Carjat

1870 / Oil on canvas / 42 9/10”x34 1/5” / Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy

The premiere of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa The Barber of Seville on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome was a verifiable disaster! …
http://www.interlude.hk/front/rossini-barber-sevillepremiered-today-1816/

Previous February 20 posts:

February 20~ African-American visual artists

February 20, 1872: The Met opens its doors to the public

Nancy Wilson: Born February 20, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/20~

March 4~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1532-1625)
Italian painter; arguably the first female artist to achieve international fame
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sofonisba-Anguissola

Portrait Group with the Artist’s Father Amilcare Anguissola and her siblings Minerva and Astrubale / c.1559 / Oil on canvas / 61.8”x48”

 

 

Ma Shouzhen (1548-1604)
Renowned Chinese courtesan, painter, poet, and composer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Shouzhen

Folding fan / Ming dynasty / Ink and colors on paper / 7”x18.89”