El Paso’s ‘Art Remixed’ exhibit comprises photos, paintings, and music

Nico Antuna Cooper and Cruz Barajas Lujan’s show this weekend will explore art in several forms. But it also is a collaboration rooted in a longtime El Paso friendship.

“Art Remixed” is a multimedia show that brings together the diversity of the friends’ artistic interests, Antuna said.

“Cruz and I are both artists. We’re musicians, photographers, digital artists, so it’s going to be a mix of all sorts of different things.

“We’re going to have paintings, photography, remixed digital music for sale, a little bit of everything,” he said.

The seeds for the artistic celebration Friday and Saturday date back to a friendship that began in high school.

“We went to Eastwood High School together,” Antuna said. “We were marching band.”

Nico Antuna Cooper, left, and Cruz Barajas Lujan are presenting a multimedia art exhibit, "Art Remixed," on Friday and Saturday at Amano Artist Co-op, 210 Poplar St., starting at 7 p.m. both days.

Cruz laughs and adds, “We both played trumpet.”

That interest in music was the source and the inspiration for the friends’ artistic expansion.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Photography, art, electroacoustic music, Palestininan poetry and two local-style Christmas plays

‘Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection’

Visual art

On view through a series of rooms at San Diego Museum of Art, the “Masters of Photography” exhibition features dozens of iconic works of photography, plus lesser known works by pivotal photographers from the 20th century through the present day. These works are all on loan from local collectors Cam and Wanda Garner, and Cam even has a piece on view in the exhibition. The work is divided into three thematic sections, with standouts from Brett Weston, Minor White, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Flor Garduño.

Details: On view through Feb. 21, 2022. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. SDMA, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. $8-20.

Courtesy of the artist and Quint Gallery / photo by Jeff McLane

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Arts council plans tribute concert for pianist and educator Pamela Howland after her death | Music

Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will host a premiere tribute concert honoring the life and legacy of pianist and friend, the late Pamela Howland on Nov. 30 at Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem.

A light reception sponsored by Take the Lead North Carolina is planned for before the concert.

The concert will feature Howland’s arrangements of traditional Christmas carols in the style of Beethoven, as well as selections of her favorite chamber music, with musicians Barbara Lister-Sink, Evan Richey, Jacqui Carrasco, Stan Breckenridge, John Salmon, Yong Im Federle and dear friends, Rosemary Harris and Jaroslaw Cholodecki.

Howland earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and her doctorate of musical arts in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music.

After moving to Winston-Salem in June 1986, she held positions in the music departments at Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina School

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Waynesboro music festival features bands, arts, food trucks

The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro’s Destination ARTS! will present a music and arts festival on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Main Street Park in Waynesboro.

Jammin’ in the Park features nine area musical acts playing throughout the day on two stages, including Lucky Punk, Mountain Air, Loose Screws, Big Whiskey, The Note Riders, Greg and Mare, [email protected], Christian Harper and Sussman, Jankura & Hepfer.

“The groups will perform a wide variety of musical styles including classic and indie rock, Americana, folk, jazz, blues and many unique blends and mixtures,” said Jonathan Ingels, Music Makers committee member and event organizer.

The event is family-friendly, with free activities for kids and a variety of arts and crafts vendors.

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