Cuban Artist and Community Chorus combine forces to support Scholarship Fund.
The completed piece of art, The Blue and the Gray, will be sold to the highest bidder in a silent auction. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to local non-profit environmental and music organizations.
Music inspires listeners in many different ways. The recent performances of the Treasure Coast Community Singers inspired famed Cuban abstract artist, Juan T. Vazquez Martin to create a masterpiece titled, The Blue and the Gray. As chorus and orchestra performed, Mr. Martin utilized the music and the emotional lyrics as inspiration to create. At the same time, the audience had the rare experience observing a great artist at work while listening to the performance of “Chronicles of Blue and Gray,” a composition by John Purifoy to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War that incorporates a selection of folk songs, spirituals, poetry, historical speeches, and other elements of the Civil War era into a moving and memorable mélange of orchestral and choral music.