The Landscape of Guitar
Saturday, November 21 | Gates open 4:45pm | Showtime 5:30pm | Community Center Lawn
Socially distanced areas will be designated for golf cart parking or lawn chair seating, so that groups may remain in their spot. Spaces are first come, first served. Masks must be worn when leaving your designated space. Spaces may not be reserved before gates open. Guests are welcome to BYOB.
Guitars Take Flight around the World: From Boca Grande to Beijing
The SWFL based and internationally touring duo, Patchouli & Terra Guitarra are bringing their one-of-a kind production The Landscape of Guitar to the screen and outdoor stage Boca Grande Community Arts Center.
The duo’s instrumental guitar project, Terra Guitarra is reviewed as “one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world” by Zone Music Reporter. The duo has four top 5 internationally charting albums and in May 2018 Terra Guitarra’s Of Sea & Stars won the award for “Best Instrumental Album of the Year”.
Patchouli, their singer/songwriter project, is a Public Radio favorite featuring sparkling lead vocals, beautiful duets and award winning compositions. The Chicago Tribune says “inspires the human spirit”.
Their world class musicianship is gorgeously amplified by the accompanying lush visual movement of the new Animated Painting Concert Experience, The Landscape of Guitar.
After 20 years of touring and 21 albums Guitarist/Artist Bruce Hecksel and poet/songstress Julie Patchouli created this original concept using Hecksel’s Terra Guitarra® acrylic paintings of “guitar landscapes” where every element is a guitar shape, colorfully glittering like stained glass. The duo animated and composed the paintings to flow with the music performance seamlessly, producing a living vibrant backdrop.
In 2018 -2019 The Landscape of Guitar quite literally took flight around the world touring theaters in the US, Europe and China, which included art exhibitions on 3 continents of the original paintings used in the production. Not only has this multi talented duo gone global, but they take the audience with them in their musical and artistic journey through The Landscape of Guitar.
One will travel from their seat in Boca Grande to Barcelona, Stonehenge and other worlds where mermaids dive and faeries fly through the guitar constellations of the Milky Way. Soar over guitar canyons to fiery Spanish guitar pieces, like “Malaguena”. Walk guitar labyrinths in the guitar sunset through sweet vocal harmonies. Float on guitar clouds to the sound of Native American flutes and trek to the peaks of the guitar mountains with epic folk rock anthems.
See and hear “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh”