The Visiting Artist Series (VAS) at at YCCC was created with the express purpose of making the arts available and accessible to YCCC and the community-at-large. Every March invites a diverse array of artists to YCCC to discuss, demonstrate, exhibit and talk about their experiences as artists. All events are held at YCCC are open and FREE to the public.
Stay tuned for the March 2015 line-up!
Our sincere thanks to the artists who were part of the 2014 series:
Paul Sullivan, composer and pianist
Paul Sullivan is one of the most talented, prolific, and diverse pianist/composers at work today. As a solo artist and in collaboration, he has performed widely in the United States and Europe, as well as in Croatia, Israel, Costa Rica, and Japan. His venues have ranged from the concert hall, where he has played with such legendary orchestras as the Boston Pops and the Philadelphia Orchestra, to New York's most prestigious jazz clubs, including Bradley's and The Village Vanguard. Working in a variety of musical genres—including new-age, classical, and jazz—Sullivan has sold over 300,000 CDs and received numerous awards and accolades. He is the recipient of three Indie Awards, and he received a Grammy Award for his work on the Paul Winter Consort CD, Silver Solstice. http://www.rivermusic.com
EVENT CANCELED - Due to inclement weather. We hope welcome Mr. Moser to the YCCC campus for the 2015 VAS!
Thomas Moser, furniture maker
Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers was founded forty years ago to restore the lost art of fine woodworking. In 1972, Tom Moser turned his woodworking hobby into a career and started making one-of-a-kind furniture in Maine. During the last forty years, the company has grown from a one-man operation to nearly 70 cabinetmakers. Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers operates six showrooms located in Auburn and Freeport, Maine, as well as in Boston, New York, Greenwich, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.http://www.thosmoser.com
Odaiko New England, Japanese taiko drummers
Odaiko New England (ONE) is one of the premier taiko groups on the East Coast. By combining Japanese aesthetic sensibility with the American spirit, ONE has forged its own distinctive style and voice. In Japan the sounds of taiko are infused into various aspects of daily life. From Shinto and Buddhist rituals to celebratory festivals, taiko is said to be the voice and spirit of the Japanese. Its rhythms reflect the sounds of nature, the changing of the seasons, a mother's heartbeat. The sound of taiko is palpable and its language is universal. It speaks across boundaries of race, class, culture, and religion, and appeals to people of all ages. http://onetaiko.org/web/
Andre Dubus III, writer
Andre Dubus III is the author of six books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days (soon to be a major motion picture) and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors Choice". It was named on many “Top Non-fiction Books of 2011” lists, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Esquire magazine. His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994 and The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999, and his novel, House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was made into an Academy Award nominated film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, Two Pushcart Prizes, and he is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. http://andredubus.com
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