Art Remastered from Home: Mermaid Heaven

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A musician plays an electric guitar in front of a painting. She is playing to a crowd seated on the floor.
Mermaid Heaven at Art Remastered 2019. Photo by Della Perrone. Artwork: Morris Graves, Guardian, 1952. Oil on canvas mounted on masonite. University of Illinois Purchase through the Festival of Arts Purchase Fund. 1955-8-1
Performance
May 28, 2020 - 11:00 am
Virtual event
Co-sponsored by the College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Music at Illinois, Smile Politely, 40 North / 88 West, Visit Champaign County, WEFT 90.1 FM, WILL – Illinois Public Media, and Krannert Art Museum

Art Remastered from Home is a video series featuring home performances of original songs inspired by artworks at Krannert Art Museum.

In 2019, Mermaid Heaven participated in a live music event at Krannert Art Museum called Art Remastered. Six local musicians were invited to find an artwork at KAM that inspired them, write a song in response, and perform it in the galleries.

Art Remastered from Home asks previous participants of Art Remastered to revisit their original song and share a performance of it from home. With this video series, we hope you engage with the artwork at KAM through the fresh perspective of musicians connected to Urbana-Champaign.

 

Mermaid Heaven's Inspiration Artwork:

Morris Graves

Guardian

1952

Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite

 

Mermaid Heaven's Playlist:

Listen to a playlist Mermaid Heaven has curated in response to Morris Graves's painting.

 

Explore more from Mermaid Heaven:

Instagram: @mermaid.heaven