The watercolors represented on this page are the visual companions for the 2014-2015 season. Paintings are available for sale and the price for each painting is $800.Proceeds are split evenly between Michiko Theurer and the festival. Interested purchasers may view the paintings by appointment with John Holloway.
Paintings can be purchased beginning January 5, 2015 and will be available for pick up starting May 1, 2015. Sales will be on a first-come/first-served basis. Purchase requests will be accepted by phone, email or fax by John Holloway.
The 2015-2016 Four Seasons painting series is about fragments. Different substances such as stone or ice each have characteristic patterns of fragmentation, and looking at the way they break can illuminate the ways in which they can come together to form larger structures. Similarly, musical motifs can be both fragments and DNA of their compositions, unique crystalline structures that echo and foreshadow the musical work as a whole.
Watercolors Copyright 2015 Michiko Theurer
A former violin student of Ara Gregorian, Michiko Theurer has been the artistic partner for Four Seasons for the past nine years. She is active as a violinist, painter, and musicologist, and has performed programs combining her paintings and music in galleries throughout the US and England. Her recording of Toru Takemitsu’s Rocking Mirror Daybreak for violin duo is released on Navona Records together with ARCHITECT, a multimedia opera for which she created paintings and video. Musical awards include first place in the 2011 Paul Rolland Memorial Violin Competition and the 2013 Internationale Sommerakademie prize for outstanding interpretation of a work from the 21st century. Her research on Beethoven’s sketches for his string quartet Opus 132 has been published in the Journal of Musicological Research. Ms. Theurer holds a Master’s degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.