RCS students art at Orphic Gallery

Roxbury - The Orphic Gallery has announced the opening of a new exhibit entitled “Ars Musica,” work composed entirely of musical art by students at Roxbury Central School. 
In accordance with the mission of the Orphic Gallery, to present art relating to and inspired by music, the exhibit will showcase works by the students on musical themes.

“Ars Musica” will open with an artists’ reception on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The Orphic Gallery is located in the Roxbury Corner Store at 53525 State Highway 30 at the corner of Main and Bridge streets. 

The exhibit will continue through January and be open to the public during the gallery’s normal business hours, Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Roxbury Central School art teacher Michael Reidlinger has been working to curate the show with gallery proprietor Phillip Lenihan. 

“I knew from the beginning that I wanted to do a show with the Roxbury Central School art students. I had seen the storefront installations at the Enderlin Gallery at the time I was buying the Corner Store in 2010,” Mr. Lenihan explained.

“I was very impressed with the imagination they displayed and how well executed the pieces were. I felt that the RCS art students would bring a fresh perspective to artistic representations of musical themes and now I know my instinct was right on the mark. Their work is uniquely inspired,” the gallery owner added.

The exhibit will feature works of a musical nature in various media from the painting and drawing, and sculpture and ceramics classes. 

The students have been executing pieces in pencil, conté pastel, pastel, ceramics and textiles.  Particularly inspired are the musical instruments fabricated out of found objects by the sculpture students.

For further information, please contact Phillip Lenihan at 607 326-6045 or phil@orphicgallery.com.