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ARTbreak: The Resonance Project

January 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rufus Ferguson is a multi-instrumental musician and educator and is Assistant Professor of Jazz and Popular Music at Albion College. He will speak about his original compositions as part of the Resonance Project.

This partnership between the Connecting Chords Music Festival and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts invited musicians to create original music inspired by works in Unveiling American Genius. He will reveal his musical interpretation of works including American Woman: Columbia by Tylonn Sawyer and The Spectators by Hughie Lee-Smith. Ferguson created two pieces that you can listen to in our galleries or at the Resonance Project’s website.

This ARTbreak is virtual only. It will be live-streamed on the KIA’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Please join us a few minutes early.


Listen to Rufus Ferguson’s music he crafted for Tylonn Sawyer’s American Woman: Columbia

Tylonn Sawyer (America, 1976-), American Woman: Columbia, 2018, oil on canvas. Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Elisabeth Claire Lahti Fund purchase.