Alexandria artist Terry Roth presented a unique live painting performance at 4410, Contemporary Music’s new downstairs venue. Roth treated the audience to a chance to watch an artist create a new canvas live, accompanied by the music of Joe Satriani.
Roth’s high energy and charisma came through as he chatted with the audience, then bounded onto the tarp-covered stage to provide a 29-minute “paint-formance”, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvfgzaQP_rI, using his signature approaches to rolling, daubing and stroking paint onto the canvas to bring his vision to life. Roth loves to improvise and create tools, using items like PVC pipe and paper towels to provide texture, and he is at his most inspired surrounded by paint and music.
Roth is a long-time friend of Contemporary Music’s owner Menzie Pittman. They share a lifelong love of art and helping the community. Roth chose the night’s charity partner, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which received part of the proceeds from the event. The evening program, entitled “A Time for Art, Music & Hope” was part of Contemporary Music’s vision for expanding the use of the downstairs space to host more live performances.
Terry Roth has been creating fine art for over 40 years. He studied Fine Art at Millersville University, and is a member of the League of Reston Artists. Roth’s work appears in private art collections and has been featured in showings throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.