Video Exhibition At WFAC

The WaterFire Arts Center will be hosting a video exhibition in the Visitor Center Gallery starting Wednesday and running through February 6. “The Seeing,” produced through a creative partnership between FirstWorks and WaterFire Providence, is a month-long video exhibition of six film works scored by Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Daniel Bernard Roumain is a prolific and endlessly collaborative composer, performer, and activist. “About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (New York Times), DBR has worked with artists from Philip Glass to Bill T. Jones to Lady Gaga; appeared on NPR, American Idol, and ESPN; and has collaborated with the Sydney Opera House and served for two years as FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador. . . Known for his signature violin sounds infused with myriad electronic, urban, and African-American music influences, he has composed chamber, orchestral, and operatic works and created large scale, site-specific musical events for public spaces.

Meet the man: A public opening is scheduled from 7pm to 9pm, Thursday, January 20. Roumain will be present to greet attendees during “The Seeing” exhibition’s opening reception and will lead a half-hour town hall conversation to be live-streamed on FirstWorks’ Facebook page.

The exhibition will be open to the public during the Center’s regular business hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm and Thursday evenings until 9pm.

Free, The Seeing, Wednesday, January 12 through Sunday, February 6, WFAC, 475 Valley Street, (directions)

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