Posted on September 19, 2013 by in Custom Frames

    October 3-31

    Freedom Trails Gallery  534 Main St. Amherst, MA

    (in the same building as Valley Frame Works)

    Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday  1-5pm


    Ricardo Frota, a Brazilain sound artist and Phyllis Labanowski, a Conway artist currently making videos, will explore the afterlife of people, their objects, and Christmas trees.


    Inspired by the sound of trees: alive, dead, and discarded, Frota has created sound sculptures from discarded Christmas trees and the sounds found in natural objects along local rivers and forests. A seasoned multi-instrumentalist, Frota will play the installations. When he’s not there, visitors are welcome to play.


    Labanowski will premier, The Hoarder’s Daughter, a 10-minute video. Part documentary and part performance, the video provides a compassionate window into the death of her father and the 800,000 lbs. of trash he left behind. Altars made out of objects found in the collection will be exhibited.


    Opening Reception and Performances

    Thurs. Oct. 3rd  5-8pm (as part of the Amherst Arts Walk)

    Frota’s sound performances at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30.

    The Hoarder’s Daughter (10-minute video) at 6:00 and 7:00.


    Closing Luminaria

    Thurs. Oct. 31st  5-7 pm

    Halfway between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice-Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead, and All Soul’s Day mark a time of year when the veil is thin between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Light a candle to honor loved ones who have passed, listen to the sound creations of Frota, and get a treat for the kids.

    For more information on the article,visit Slate.com and search for the following link to the article:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2013/04/diagnostic_and_statistical_manual_fifth_  edition_why_ will_half_ the _u_s_population.html

    For information on the exhibit, please contact one us below:

    Ricardo Frota: www.ecologyofsound.com

    Phyllis Labanowski: 413.369.9985, phyllislabanowski@comcast.net

    The Freedom Trails Gallery  www.amherstvalleyframeworks.com  413.256.0949

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