CSA LIVE CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF HOMEGROWN CREATIVITY
We’re proud that LAL literally put Kentucky on the CSA map. In its first year, LAL’s CSA directly supported the careers of over 30 local artists, providing income, visibility, and connections to new audiences. The purpose of CSA Live: An Evening of Story and Song is to celebrate and highlight the talent growing in our own backyard.
But we’re a visual art organization, so why are we putting on a concert starring musicians and writers, you might ask.
LAL’s Community Supported Art program is interdisciplinary by nature. Each crop of local art includes at least one original musical work and one literary selection. LAL understands that many local artists work across multiple genres; and further, that cross-pollination among the different arts can only strengthen a creative community.
“The boundaries of creative practice among artists here is fluid,” LAL Curator Becky Alley explains.
“Performing artists, musicians, writers, and visual artists are friends, they share ideas, and they collaborate on projects,” she says. “By design, the CSA program supports the creation of new work, and LAL feels that extending an invitation to writers and musicians only strengthens the program and its community-minded spirit.”
CSA Live: An Evening of Story and Song celebrates the diversity of Central Kentucky’s lush artistic landscape. What’s more, it is designed to give participating musicians and writers a chance to curate their own creative experience--from the freedom to collaborate across boundaries and genres, the encouragement to create original works in response to other works, and to originate ideas beyond the scope of their “usual” gigs.
By weaving poetry, music, and visual media such as video, CSA Live promises to be an unforgettable evening of pure creativity and fun for artists and audience alike. Check out the lineup below! And don't forget to buy your tickets today!
CSA Live: An Evening of Story and Song is on June 27, 8 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. Tickets are $15.