Next up for the “Inside the Creative Mind” lecture series are multimedia artist Herman Zelig Neuberger and composer Judith Lang Zaimont.
IF YOU GO
What: “Inside the Creative Mind”
When: March 16, 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: Copper Sky Multigenerational Complex
How much: Free
Presented by the Maricopa Arts Council, the free event is set for March 16 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Copper Sky. Zaimont and Neuberger will discuss the skillset in the behind-the-scene process they have developed over time to complete the inspiration and make it real.
The session will offer insights gleaned by experience and examples of works, all to answer the constant questions: “How in the world did the artist do that?”
Zaimont will focus on the art and skill of orchestration. A prize-winning composer since the age of 12, she has seen her music commissioned and performed around the world by many orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Switzerland’s Camerata Bern, Janacek Philharmonic and Berlin Radio Orchestra. It includes music in every medium (including six symphonies and orchestral tone poems).
She is a Guggenheim Fellow, grantee of the Aaron Copland Award and from both National Endowments, arts commissions in five states, twice an international Gold Medal winner, plus many other honors. Author of five books, she was professor of music at universities on the East Coast and the University of Minnesota, heading the composition program there before moving to Arizona in 2005.
Neuberger will focus on the two forms where he has concentrated. Over a 58-year career centered in architecture and art, his media have varied, but finally settled into extremely detailed pencil drawings, naming his style “Thru Windows of Time.”
In 2007 he chose to enlarge his “pallet” to a very different and unique form of copper wire sculpting.
The event is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
This story appears in the March issue of InMaricopa.