(Carson, CA.) To examine the symbiotic relationship between visual arts and music, renowned mixed-media artist Toni Scott will complete a “live painting” with accompaniment by the CSUDH Orchestra during the spring 2021 Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 24, from 3 to 4 p.m. The virtual event is free and open to the public.
“The Intersection of Art and Music,” featuring mixed-media visual artist Toni Scott, takes place Wednesday, March 24, from 3 to 4 p.m. To register, visit https://csudh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2fkFR_-zSg6pMCFNT61CCA
Titled “The Intersection of Art and Music,” and hosted by California State University, Dominguez Hills President Thomas A. Parham, the event will feature the CSUDH Orchestra, led by CSUDH and Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles Conductor Charles Dickerson, performing “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.”
Parham will lead a discussion with Scott and Dickerson to delve into the concept of “live painting” and the unique feelings and creative flow that emerge while the visual artist paints with an orchestral muse. Much of the discussion will be driven by questions from CSUDH students.
President Parham established the Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series to engage the campus and surrounding community in thought-provoking discussions on some of society’s most pressing issues. Each year, the series will bring leading scholars, artists, and leaders to share their thoughts and experiences with the Toro community.
About Toni Scott
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Toni Scott’s installations, exhibitions, and individual works largely explore her African American, Native American, and European heritage. Her acclaimed installation “Bloodlines” was a visual exploration of American slavery, and “The Circle and Cycle of Life,” which was the first solo exhibition for an international artist at the Changzhou Museum in Chinaa, focused on Indigenous culture, feminism, and technological advancements of the 20th century.
In October 2020, CSUDH announced a strategic partnership with Scott, which will include developing innovative academic, artistic, and co-curricular endeavors that engage the CSUDH community in the creation of new works and in the critical examination of racial and cultural themes that resonate with the student body and the nation-at-large.
About Charles Dickerson
Charles (Chuck) Dickerson is the executive director and Conductor of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles. Over his 40 plus years of conducting, he has directed performances of many of the greatest orchestral and choral works throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dickerson has prepared choruses for concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestras including the Phil’s 2012 performance of the Mahler Eighth Symphony and performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Maestro Gustavo Dudamel conducting.