Pianos About Town Open House in Fort Collins Saturday [PHOTOS]
In July I posted an article and interview about Pianos About Town in Fort Collins. This is a unique program Put togtether by the City of Fort Collins, Downtown Development Authority and the Bohemian Foundation.
Well, now they’re holding an open house where you can meet some of the artists of the pianos and see them in one location.
Bohemian Foundation will host a Pianos About Town open house from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17 to provide the public with a unique opportunity to view several of the project’s painted pianos in one location and meet the artists behind the project. Pianos is a collaboration among Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority’s Art in Action Program and the City of Fort Collins’ Art in Public Places Program.
The holiday open house will be held on the main floor of Bohemian Foundation’s Mitchell Block Building, located at the corner of Mountain and Walnut. The public is invited to explore a “see and play” art gallery displaying nine of the project’s colorfully painted pianos including “Bugs,” a new addition to the lineup. There also will be a Pianos poster exhibit and an interactive installation featuring artist Stan Scott.
Scott will be painting his piano mural, “The Music Machine,” during the open house and explain his creative process to visitors while he works. “My concept is to paint the piano in a cut-away, see-through diorama to reveal a scene of what is happening inside the piano to make music,” said Scott, an art instructor at Front Range Community College. The mural will employ animals, cogs, wires, gears and other elements.
All pictures used with permission of the Bohemian Foundation-Pianos About Town