MT Playground: Interactive Pop-Up Art Show by Michael Twery

MT PLAYGROUND – An interactive glow-in-the-dark installation will open on First Friday, May 3rd, 2019, from 5:30 to 8 pm in Riverviews Artspace’s newly renovated Rosel H. Schewel Theater and Gallery, formally Studio 109.

This exhibition, created by Lynchburg artist Michael Twery will feature a number of original percussion instruments and related artworks that glow-in-the dark. There will be four percussion pieces in the center of the gallery that visitors will be invited to play and interact with. These pieces will be separated from the rest of the artwork which is not interactive by a glowing cordon of giant beads made by Twery’s fifth grade art students from James River Day School, sponsored by the JRDS Parent’s Association.

Around the perimeter of the gallery and hanging from above will be various kinds of percussion instruments, mallets and small glowing works illuminated with blacklights. The installation will also feature Twery’s newest work of small, malleable, slow-motion kinetic sculptures called “glow spores”.

There will be some brief drumming demonstrations on the interactive instruments at the show’s opening by Twery and friends. The show will run from the May 3rd through May 24th. Open hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Riverviews Artspace’s exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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