There are times when making art is the only way we can give voice to suffering. Regionally known artist Wesley Hurd and internationally renowned composer Eliot Grasso have collaborated to produce The Odyssey of These Days, a multidisciplinary exhibit of art and music that explores the depths of loss, struggle, grief and hope. The world premiere will be featured two nights only at the Hult Center Studio.
The paintings present an abstract visual narrative evoking the intensity of human suffering and our journey beyond it, into hope. The music, composed by Eliot Grasso and performed by Dréos, is designed to reflect these inner experiences; to lend motion and aural texture to our unanswerable questions and inarticulate responses. The tragic shootings at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College in 2015, occurred in the midst of the production of this work, deeply influencing the paintings and music.
$55 for the opening exhibition and world premiere (to benefit the continued travel of the project)
Exhibition opening at 6 pm; artist talk at 7 pm with performance to follow.
$15 for general admission ($10 tickets for students, seniors and children available second night only).
The premiere of the project is presented by ArtCity Eugene, and supported by the Oregon Arts Commission, Andersen Construction, Imagination International Inc., GloryBee, Gutenberg College, Brenner’s Furniture, QSL Print Communications and BlueTower Arts.
Learn more about the project