Arthouse’s 5 x 7 Splurge & Social: Bands’ Take on Connection With Visual Art
Five x Seven is the annual art sale and exhibition benefiting exhibits and education programs presented by Arthouse at the Jones Center. This is the twelfth year this unique event is being presented, which features artwork by contemporary artists on 5 x 7-inch boards, displayed anonymously. The artist is revealed when the art is purchased.
There are two parts to Five x Seven: The Art Splurge happening tonight, which gives supporters first pick of the art, and the Art Social tomorrow evening. Of course, it’s all made even more fabulous by the inclusion of live music – Austin-based Eastern European folk quintet The Inheritance will be performing at tonight’s Splurge soiree, while local indie-pop quartet The Black and White Years play the Social.
KUT’s Laurie Gallardo recently picked the brains of Bruce Salmon of The Inheritance, and Landon Thompson, John Aldridge and Scott Butler of The Black and White Years, to learn about their respective bands’ connections to, and ideas about, visual art. There’s a unique perspective from both sides, coming from such distinctively different musical styles.
Interview with Bruce Salmon of The Inheritance:
Interview with The Black and White Years:
The Splurge is from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight, and the Social is from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow at Arthouse, 700 Congress Ave. Check the Arthouse website for details.