Seeking a Renaissance in San Francisco
Now that my interest in Isaiah Zagar has lead me to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, I’m finding out that the Magic Gardens is a hub for local art in Philly. As you probably know by now, the Gardens house the works and mosaics of resident artist, Isaiah Zagar.
Besides allowing local artists to exhibit their work, the Gardens has been hosting a festival called the “Music & Mosaic Concert Series.” Music & Mosaic is a BYOB event at Magic Gardens that is held on the fourth Saturday of every month. Concerts feature local talent, with musicians performing “bossa nova to bluegrass.”
On Saturday, July 24 at 6:30pm, the Series will be celebrating the release of a A Stick and A Stone’s new album, “Opal Nightly.” A Stick and A Stone has been described as having “elements such as classical instrumentation, punk-infused chamber tones, and supernatural vocals, teamed with multi-disciplinary performances of shadow puppetry, narrative dance, and a whimsical short film, this Renaissance-meets-folk-meets-girl-goth fusion.”
Punk infused chamber tones? Renaissance-meets-folk-meets-girl-goth fusion? I suppose everything from the sciences to the arts is becoming a fusion of some kind. People are always waiting for the “new,” constantly seeking a multidisciplinary, mixed media approach to the product! Check out A Stick and A Stone’s work at: www.astickandastone.com