The watercolors represented on this page are the visual companions for the 2013-2014 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 Azusa Chapman.
Paintings can be purchased beginning January 6, 2014 and will be available for pick up starting May 1, 2014. Sales will be on a first-come/first-served basis. Purchase requests will be accepted by phone, email or fax by Azusa Chapman.
The 2013-2014 painting series consists of variations on three subjects. Each painting has a specific rhythmic profile derived from its particular combination of media (watercolor, ink, colored pencil, and pastel)—like a crystal, its large-scale form and composition depends on the basic structure of its building material. The titles are drawn from alchemical terms and suggest the subtle transmutations of a familiar form into something rich and strange.
Flowers of Antimony
Watercolors Copyright 2013 Michiko Theurer
A former violin student of Ara Gregorian, Michiko Theurer has been the artistic partner for Four Seasons for the past seven years. Her artwork and videography form the basis for the DVD of the opera ARCHITECT, released to critical acclaim by Navona Records. Her recording of Takemitsu’s “Rocking Mirror Daybreak” and an accompanying gallery of watercolors were also released on the enhanced CD/DVD set. An active violinist, Michiko has won the Paul Rolland violin competition and the Raleigh Symphony concerto competition. She has presented her musicological research at the 2012 New Beethoven Research Conference, and her paper on Beethoven’s sketches was published in the Journal of Musicological Research. She graduated from Amherst College in 2011 with majors in English and Music and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in violin performance at Indiana University.