San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Live Art Fusion 47
A Live Painting/Live Music experience, featuring
15 ARTISTS simultaneously speed-painting while
inspired by live jazz fusion and audience interaction.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
8pm til 11:00
Northgate Shopping Center
1141-1 Jericho Turnpike
With live music by Ken Kresge & Friends:
Ken Kresge, keys
Mike Ernst, guitar
Chris Elsener, bass
John Cardoso, drums
Featuring Live Art Fusion Artists:
Pam Brewer Varacek
Tom de Gruyl
Witness the live creation of amazing works of art
(pieces will be available)
Great food, cool venue, friendly vibe!
Your eyes and ears will thank your brain
Live Art Fusion page: http://www.liveartfusion.com/
Facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/events/478680392181312/
2012 Newsday Video: http://vimeo.com/37992399
2012 FiosTV Video: http://tinyurl.com/bxnvo3n
All Artists are invited to Paint Live and exhibit!
When & Where
A passion for live music and art has been the driving inspiration for Rich Rivkin, who since 2000 has been creating and producing innovative live events which take place at some of Long Island’s most historic locations.
Rich’s events combine Live Painting with Live Music, and have brought together a large number of musicians, artists, spectators and familiar faces who share common interest, and a tangible sense of community. The result has been more than just spectacular entertainment and new friendships, as ongoing opportunities for advancement of the arts continue to materialize and expand for many of the participants.
Rich’s Live Painting/Live Music events have showcased more than 150 regional artists who paint to the inspiration of the music and audience interaction. A uniquely magical vibe takes hold as the artists’ brush strokes are directly influenced by the band’s music – which in turn engages the audience in a fun, high energy, human-feedback loop that fires up the musicians and stimulates the painters; an organic, interactive, multi-sensory experience for all.
As of 2014 Rich has produced a total of 32 not-for-profit/benefit festivals, and hundreds of ongoing indoor events, including Live Art Fusion, ArtMOSPHERE, Northport After Dark, and Art Cafe series. His multi-themed 2013 Summer Arts Festival Series was hosted at five well known outdoor venues, and featured legions of artists painting to the music of 40 of Long Island’s favorite bands.
Rich writes a monthly Arts column in the Village Connection Magazine, and is also a member of the Advisory Board at Arts Alive Long Island, and committee member at The Art League of Long Island. Last year Rich received the 2013 Outstanding Advocate for The Arts Award from the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport.
Rich plays congas and hand percussion, and can often be seen sitting in with local bands.
During daylight hours he is engaged in the business of moving mountains (of contaminated soil), http://Linkedin.com/in/richrivkin