JAMESTOWN – Reg Lenna Center for The Arts debuts Japanese drumming group and opens a show in 3rd On 3rd Gallery on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Japanese drumming group TaikoProject will perform Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. The performance is 95 minutes long with a fifteen minute intermission.
One of the world’s premier taiko drumming ensembles, the ensemble uses the dynamic Japanese, community-based tradition of taiko drumming and incorporates high energy dance and movement to expand artistic boundaries. This dynamic concert contrasts the power and excitement of traditional Japanese drums with the subtle melodic accompaniment and nuance of the Japanese harp, bamboo flute and marimba.
Taiko drumming is an ancient form of percussion using large drums. The modernization of this form developed throughout last century incorporating choreographed movements and ensemble work. This form of music was most recently heard at The Reg when the Japan-set animated film Isle of Dogs was shown in the spring. TaikoProject, formed in 2000 has incorporated Western elements into the traditional form and has performed and recorded with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Kanye West. TaikoProject is sponsored by Comfort Inn of Jamestown.
Tickets start at $5 for children and $10 adults. Pay What You Can tickets will be available at the door when the box office opens at 6 p.m.
Tickets to TaikoProject may be purchased in person at 3rd on 3rd Gallery Tuesday through Saturday during operating hours and in the Reg Lenna box office one hour prior to movies and events. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 716.484.7070 and online at RegLenna.com.
NEW EXHIBIT AT 3rd ON 3rd GALLERY
Led by Debra Eck – Gallery curator and paper artist – a group of Western New York artists will display their work in this exhibit. The artists include Jozef Bajus, Bob Collignon, Linda Collignon, Eck, Billy Huggins, Gerald Mead, Bonnie Morrisey, Mizin Shin, Peter Sowiski and Janna Willoughby -Lohr. This core group of artists have been making contemporary art on their own and in paperworking spaces in the Buffalo area for over two years. Joining them will be area artists Audrey Dowling, Rachel Johnson and Sandy Shelenberger who add woodblock printing, dyeing techniques and sewing into their contemporary work.
The 3rd on 3rd Gallery is also open Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Kozo will run through November 3. 3rd On 3rd Gallery shows are made possible by support from New York State Council on the Arts.
3rd on 3rd Gallery is located at 108 E. 3rd St. Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is located at 116 E. 3rd St.