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Jun 10, 2011

Strokes for Notes: 100 instruments into the hands of 100 children

Posted by Valerie Nahmad

Celebrate the arts and make a difference this weekend as Sebastian Spreng, the Kelley Roy Gallery, Knight Foundation and the Miami Music Project launch Strokes for Notes. The program runs from June 11-30 and has the goal of getting 100 instruments into the hands of 100 children. Kick off the fun this Saturday (June 10) from 5-9pm. Purchase a Sebastian Spreng painting ("stroke") from the Kelley Roy Gallery (50 NE 29 St, Wynwood) and the gallery will donate $50 to the Miami Music Project. Knight Foundation will match the amount and the Miami Music Project will provide a musical instrument and instruction ("notes") to a child in need.

Visual arts journalist Anne Tschida writes of Spreng's work: "Everyone knows the difference between good salad bars and terrible ones. The “Salad Bar“ that just opened at the Kelley Roy Gallery is the best kind, just delicious....the overall impression here is bright, resembling a tapestry from a distance, the wide range of colors meshing, the individual portraits receding, merging into a whole, becoming an installation. Indeed, stand back and it has the garden feel that the title suggests, that of a fresh salad....The 250 mostly small oil paintings that make up Sebastian Spreng ‘s exhibit are exquisite...."

Bring home the work and make a difference in a child's life this weekend.

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