New Westminster residents of all ages are being invited to create art inspired by music.
Mystery Music in Art is a new community collaboration featuring music and visual arts. Participants in the program are asked to listen to a mystery piece of music, with no background information provided about that music. They will then create an original piece of visual art inspired by what they've heard.
A write-up about the Mystery Music in Art project notes the artwork can include any form of static visual art that can be photographed (e.g. painting, sculpture, felt, decorative cakes, crochet and more). Videos and word-based works (poetry or prose) are not being accepted.
The artists are then asked to photograph their work and submit it to the project website; at the end of the submission period, some of the artwork created will be showcased in an online gallery hosted by the Arts Council of New Westminster.
Information about the mystery music will be revealed after the project is complete.
People of all ages, from children and teens up to seniors, are invited to take part, and no artistic experience is necessary.
Artwork submissions will be accepted between May 17 and June 11. Anyone who's intrigued can check out the full participation rules and listen to the mystery music at the Arts Council of New Westminster's website.
The project is being supported by Neighbourhood Small Grants, Family Services of Greater Vancouver and the Arts Council of New Westminster.