Art & Music

“Six Strings, Six Stories” in Tannersville church

“Six Strings, Six Stories” in Tannersville church

Sunday, July 23: In a kind of musical history lesson, jazz guitarist Alex Wintz traces the lineage and progression of the art of the jazz guitar by focusing on the work of six pivotal innovators (nine, actually, as Wintz gets a little clever with his math). Wintz will examine legends Eddie Lang, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, the “Big Three” of the modern jazz guitar (Metheny, Scofield and Frisell) and, in a curious inclusion, the Brazilian nylon-string jazz guitarist and singer Toninho Horta.

Jenny Nelson’s chaos

Jenny Nelson’s chaos

On making abstract art: “What makes a difference is knowing how to draw .. to me, the difference shows in the ability for the painting to hold up over time. If you don’t know how to render an object in space in black and white, to draw the crumpled paper bag, the oval with light on it, the studies of light to dark — without this knowledge, the painting falls flat. Everything sits on the surface. It’s important to create a feeling of real space. Even if you’re looking at shapes and they’re not recognizable, it feels good because somewhere there’s depth to it.”