ANNUAL SPRING SHOW
syn·es·the·sia a trait in which the stimulation of one sense causes the automatic experience of another, such as the hearing of a certain sound which induces the visualization of a certain color.
Top Image: Wassily Kandinsky. Transverse Line. 1923
Bottom Image: Annual Spring Show at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, "blue." 2019
Reality is a merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
The Color of Sound
Curators: Domenica Brockman and Marina Delaney
The seventh annual Cayuga Arts Collective Spring Show took place at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts June 3-July 28, 2023. Every year we invite established and emerging artists to take part in celebrating the creative spirit that fills our community. This year we focussed on the theme of synesthesia, specifically as it relates to art and sound. To this end asked members to submit work where aspects of music and/or sound served as an influence or acted as an element in their work.
The connection between art and music was first explored by early modernist painters Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian, who saw their abstract imagery as an out picturing of musical compositions and who recognized the shared sensory language between the two disciplines. For example, the term ‘chroma’, when applied to the visual arts, refers to color intensity; when applied to music, it refers to pitch. The term ‘chiaroscuro’, when used in art, describes a technique of light and shadow, while in music it refers to the coupling of bright sounds with subdued tones. To highlight these overlapping concepts TCFA partnered with Opera Ithaca for a special event, "The Color of Sound in Song" that was held at the Conservatory during our exhibit on Sunday, July 16, 3-4pm. This program was sponsored by CFCU Community Credit Union.
This show is open only to CayAC members and every member is guaranteed at least one spot. Submission Guidelines will be available in April. For the duration of the exhibit, we will run a “People’s Choice Award”. First prize is $100. This year Leslie Ihde won for her painting Blue. Congratulations Leslie!
IMPORTANT DATES - 2024
Submission deadline : TBA
Notification of works accepted: TBA
Delivery of works to TCFA: TBA
Exhibition Dates: TBA
Opening Reception: TBA
Closing Party: TBA
Pickup of works: TBA
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
5 McLallen Street
Trumansburg NY 14886 USA
Trumansburg Conservatory of
Fine Arts attn. CayAC
P.O. Box 1053
Trumansburg NY 14886 USA