DateMar 24, 2019
Event Starts3:00 PM
VenueTemple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Buell Theatre Exhibition and Balcony Music Series
Jeff Richards: As Above, So Below: Metaphors From the Galaxy, Metaphors From the Body
Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff: Buell Theatre Balcony Open Air Performance
”As Above, So Below: Metaphors From the Galaxy, Metaphors From the Body” opening reception and performance Sunday, March 24, 3-5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP.
Reception: 3 p.m.
Performance: 4 p.m.
Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the second performance in its Buell Theatre Balcony Music Series, taking place Sunday March 24, 3-5 p.m., and featuring Denver-based sitar player, Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff. The series, presented in conjunction with the Denver Public Art Buell Theatre exhibition program and Next Stage NOW, is held on the open air third floor Buell Theatre balconies. The March 24 performance will coincide with the opening reception for Jeff Richards’s solo Buell Theatre exhibition, “As Above, So Below: Metaphors From the Galaxy, Metaphors From the Body.” “As Above, So Below: Metaphors From the Galaxy, Metaphors From the Body” will be on display in the Buell Theatre lobby March 24-June 16, and accessible to theatre patrons during events.
The Buell Theatre Exhibitions and Balcony Music Series are funded by Denver Arts & Venues as part of their mission to amplify Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and entertainment opportunities. Both programs showcase and support Denver-area artists and musicians, and are curated by Arts & Venues’ Public Art administrator, Rudi Cerri.
About the Artists:
Jeff Richards began his exploration into the world of art in his mid-thirties, taking seven years to earn a bachelor’s degree in studio art from San Francisco State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. He then spent the next seven years forgetting everything he learned in art school – that’s when the real work began. Just before moving to Denver in 2004, he began to explore sewing thread as a medium in his creative work, and eventually embraced it as his primary medium.
Multi-instrumentalist, Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff began playing the violin in the fourth grade and picked up the guitar at age 15. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota in 1988 as a guitar performance major. After a year of being the only “long hair” in the school he considered leaving, but was asked to stay and teach music appreciation. In 1990, he met master musician, D.N. Shukla from Ghorakhpur, India. Mr. Shukla began training Citrus in the art of Hindustani classical music on the sitar and soon became Citrus’ mentor. For the next decades, Citrus traveled the world with P-Funk, playing at the most prestigious venues and festivals such as the Montreax Jazz Festival, the Fuji Rock Fest in Japan and the legendary Apollo Theater. Citrus continues to work as a professional musician in the Front Range area and is also a faculty member at Swallow Hill Music.