First Friday Art Walk returns to Woodland

By From page A11 | January 30, 2014

A growing tradition in downtown Woodland, First Friday Art Walk returns with a bang Feb. 7 with a great lineup of events.

Leading the evening-long program is the innovative Nancy Ostrovsky, one of the true pioneers of “performance painting.” Ostrovsky’s “Paintings to Music” are done live on stage with musicians as they play. She has been exploring this work for more than 36 years, using the immediacy of the musicians, the music and environment to record the performance in a highly original and innovative context.

For her Woodland performance, she will paint to the music of regional jazz singer Vivien Lee, who is known for her interpretation of standards: Gershwin, Ellington, Berlin, James, Jobim and others.

This side-by-side performance will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at 423 First St. — corner of First and Bush streets — in downtown Woodland. Admission is free.

There will be other art, music, and dance performances around town, all of them free to the public. The action gets underway at 6 p.m. For the complete lineup of events and more information, visit the Yolo Arts website at www.yoloarts.org.

First Friday Art Walk is sponsored by Yolo Arts and the Historic Woodland Downtown Business Association; for more about downtown Woodland, visit www.historicdowntownwoodland.org.

Enterprise staff

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