HILTON HEAD MONTHLY
By Lance Hanlin
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PianoPalooza! Painted pianos are now out in the community and will be on display until March 1. Five local artists and two high school art classes volunteered to paint pianos in a design of their choice for outdoor display. This fun event is a prelude to the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (HHIPC) scheduled for March 7 through 14.
The pianos were donated to the HHIPC and delivered to the artists who worked on their designs in January. The volunteer artists were Amiri Farris, David Noyes, Vickie Jourdan, Alexandra Sharma and Mark Maute, and the Bluffton High School and Hilton Head High School art departments.
These whimsically painted pianos are now on display outdoors in Hilton Head and Bluffton at Coligny Plaza, The Village at Wexford, Shelter Cover Towne Centre, Main Street, Hilton Head Tanger Outlet 1 and Corner Perk in downtown Bluffton at the Promenade. Everyone is welcome to come out and “play” the pianos.
“They’re works of art” said Mona Huff, Director of the HHIPC, “they’re fun and playful. A great way to merge art and music in the community”. They will remain on display until March 1 when they will be moved to The Art League of Hilton Head to celebrate “Music as Art”.
For five years, the Art League of Hilton Head has enlivened the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s annual concert program book with artwork related to concert themes and musical selections. Next month, the Art League gallery will celebrate its collaboration with the orchestra at the exhibition “Music as Art.” An opening reception from 5-7 p.m. March 2 is free and open to the public. The Piano Palooza painted pianos will be there and available for a silent auction until March 19.
For further information, or tickets to the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, call 843-842-2055. The HHIPC is sponsored by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Hilton Head International Piano Competition
February 13 – March 1, 2016
Pianos available for viewing at Coligny Plaza, The Village at Wexford, Shelter Cover Towne Centre, Main Street, Hilton Head Tanger Outlet 1 and Corner Perk in downtown Bluffton at the Promenade. Available for bidding for silent auction at the Art League of Hilton Head, Walter Greer Gallery at the Arts Center from March 2 through March 19. Bidding closes at 2:00 on March 19.