Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Emi Cloke "artist for the day" Sunday 14th June
At our next special milonga, Sunday 14th June with the famed Tango Siempre live tango band, we are very excited that we have, for the first time, local artist Emi Cloke, in attendance for the event ! I first met lovely vivacious Emi at a magnificent concert on 23rd May with the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra (WSO) at the St Martin’s Church Worcester. Having only just heard that Saturday morning of the concert on Radio 3, and then mainly, I must admit, because I was attracted to a promised work by Piazzolla - my shameless addiction - “Oblivion” and also, unusually of course, being performed on a saxophone (!) by the world-acclaimed Rob Buckland! I have a life-long passion for the saxophone. Life is wonderful the way if we just follow our hearts and instincts we can be led somewhere even more surprising. The whole evening was hugely enjoyable, including hearing the whole of the Planets suite by Holst , a first for me, and meeting Emi who was there as the WSO’s “artist in residence.” Emi paints and draws what she feels when listening the music and whilst being there during the performance, expressing another perspective of the music though visual art ! I was totally struck by her creative and colourful work and as the days went by after the concert, I thought about how fascinating it could be to develop a similar project within tango. So, happily, we have arranged with Emi to join us on Sunday 14th June at the Colwall village hall, complete with her artists materials - she will take up a suitable vantage post in the hall from where she can draw & paint tango-inspired pictures ! Emi will also have some her current work with her, cards for sale, and I hope you will enjoy this additional artistic angle she will bring to us!
follow Emi Cloke
@Emi78WR2 on Twitter to see some of her work !