Jazz and impressionism get the spotlight during another installment of the semi-annual “Artist Showcase,” set for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug 22, at Butterfield Stage.
The event is free and open to the public and includes refreshments and beer and wine, and donations are welcomed.
The showcase’s musician is Jennifer Martin, who began her professional music career in New York City performing in many clubs, including Gerde’s Folk City in Greenwich Village. The Butterfield website explained that after attending college at Columbia University, she had much success in Toronto, Canada, with her band Jennifer Martin and High Gear. She later returned to the United States to perform in piano bars and jazz clubs — putting her style on the jazz standards as well as her originals. She currently performs mainly in the Metroplex.
And the showcase’s featured artist is painter Clyda Fay Hall. According to the Butterfield website, Hall didn’t begin formally painting until her forties, when a friend invited her to an art class. Her work features an impressionistic take on nature; the site added that “her love for art was inspired by watching her mother and grandmother use their talents to create things in spite of having very little money.”
Butterfield’s “Artist Showcase” boasts a motto of “Where art meets music” and is conducted at least two evenings per year at Gainesville’s Butterfield Stage. It provides the featured artists the opportunity to not only perform and demonstrate their craft but sell it through CDs and paintings.
“What we’re trying to do as an organization is to create a venue for local artists,” Butterfield marketing director Frank Mahnich said in 2012. “We also want to create an environment for the city of Gainesville and Cooke County to attend different activities at Butterfield — to give residents an opportunity just to enjoy themselves.”
For more information, check www.butterfieldstage.org or call (940) 665-8152
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