PAST PROGRAMS: Divas + Deviants


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What difference does perception make in observing art?

Was opera always considered “high art”?

Where can art forms with dissimilar appearances intersect?

Canvas offers a peek into the worlds of opera and graffiti in this unique pairing of artists from perceived opposing ends of the audience spectrum. A combination of live music, presenting a commissioned piece by local graffiti aftist (tag excluded), and a moderated conversation between the two artists.

Mezzo Heather Johnson (New York Metropolitan Opera) shares her powerful voice and rigorous career path with the Canvas Lab audience.

Mezzo Heather Johnson (New York Metropolitan Opera) shares her powerful voice and rigorous career path with the Canvas Lab audience.

Artist Alex Farkas-Worthy shares with our audience some of his near-miss experiences with authorities while “installing” his graffiti art.

Artist Alex Farkas-Worthy shares with our audience some of his near-miss experiences with authorities while “installing” his graffiti art.