Sunday November 17, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For the second event of its 25th Anniversary Season, MIFA Victory Theatre presents David Bowerman Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures exhibit and opening reception. The opening reception will include live music performed by the Cozy Corner Jazz Ensemble, and light refreshments. This event is FREE and open to the public.
ABOUT DAVID BOWERMAN – Mr. Bowerman’s background includes a BS and MS in industrial engineering and a ten-year corporate career at a manufacturing company. At age 33, leaving behind his executive position, Bowerman began the process of learning to draw and paint. Building on part time lessons, during three years, he worked full time developing the skills necessary to express a vision that began to unfold. Bowerman’s intent was to learn to create work that expresses what is beautiful, meaningful and relevant. His process from beginning to a mature original vision has taken 36 years. Bowerman lives in Springfield, MA and is married with two sons. For more info, visit www.davidbowerman.studio.
COZY CORNER JAZZ ENSEMBLE (CCJ) – The ensemble arose from a series of house concerts in a Springfield neighborhood known as “cozy corner”. Founding in 2018, CCJ has grown to a six-piece jazz band passionate about providing their audience a joyful listening experience. New to the local jazz scene, CCJ is quickly developing an enthusiastic following. Listeners delight in the band’s ability to connect with Swing that swings, soulful blues and ballads, bebop, and commitment to the lyrics of the Great American Songbook tunes.
MIFA VICTORY THEATRE – Over the past 25 years MIFA has presented the finest examples of contemporary practice in performing, visual, and literary arts, bringing esteemed artists and world-class events to the region. This season is no exception! MIFA serves the economic revitalization of Holyoke and the Pioneer Valley through the preservation and reopening of the historical landmark Victory Theatre. While the Victory undergoes renovation, MIFA presents events in a variety of other venues to enhance Holyoke’s reputation in the arts and build an appetite for programming at the reopened theater. For more information, visit www.mifafestival.org.