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 2014-2015 painting series explores motion through the form of dance. Each painting began with a single gesture that became the basis for the composition. The bold spontaneity of ink encourages a view that shifts between clarity of form and the indeterminacy of becoming.
Watercolors Copyright 2014 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.