Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Newsday mention from LAF July 7..........
The band begins -- a single saxophone riff -- and painter Michael Krasowitz, 55, of Huntington, draws a thin line of yellow across his canvas. As the music, a lively improvised jazz, builds and falls, Krasowitz’ painting evolves into a vibrant abstract of colors and shapes, as much open to interpretation as the music that inspired it.
“The music can change and the art can change,” Krasowitz said. “The idea of having to react to something spontaneously, that’s what really makes it happen.”
On Sunday, the Heckscher Museum in Huntington welcomed local artists to draw inspiration from live musical performances at the Live Art Fusion outdoor music and art event at Heckscher Park.
“We’ve had events that use music, but they were always separate,” Sarah Salamone, Heckscher Museum school program coordinator, said. “This was a way to bring them both together; music while creating.