Katie Reimer Returns for Emerson Concert

Katie ReimerThe Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is pleased to present concert pianist Katie Reimer on Thursday, October 2 at 5:00 pm. Admission is $10. The concert will be followed by a complimentary reception and the opportunity to meet Ms. Reimer.

Acclaimed by the New York Times for her “meditative” playing, Reimer is a New York City based concert pianist with broad interests as both a soloist and collaborative musician.  She has performed extensively across the United States, and internationally in Vienna, Kaunas, and Stockholm.

The program for the evening, entitled Metamorphosis, will explore the way composers spanning 300 years use repetition to slowly transform and change our understanding of an original idea. The music on this program taps into our human craving for the familiar and expected, while also acknowledging our impatience for something new. The program includes Daniel Roumain’s Nine Soul Settings of a Bach Chorale, a solo piano piece which Reimer commissioned in 2013.

Reimer holds degrees from the Boston Conservatory, and Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music (Magna Cum Laude), and spent a semester studying in Vienna, Austria through IES Abroad.

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In the UU Gallery: Watercolors by Carolyn Kenney-Carter

The UUFDC Gallery will exhibit watercolors by Carolyn Kenney-Carter from September 3-28, 2014. A graduate of UW Madison, Kenney-Carter has worked as an artist for Milwaukee museums,  started a business called WonderCat  Graphics, and illustrated several books, including Richard Carter’s poems, Inside and Out. She and Richard also collaborated on Through the Cabin Door,whichwon the Outdoor Writing Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers in 2012. She divides her time among Wauwatosa, Sister Bay and Tucson, AZ and is a member of the League of Milwaukee Artists, the Door County Art League and the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild in addition to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

Trained as a graphic designer, Kenney-Carter turned to fine art in a session at The Clearing in 1992. Her subjects are creatures, things and places that she has encountered as part of her lifelong relationship with the natural world.  The watercolors differ from illustrations in that they often focus on part of a subject to draw attention to its essential nature or capabilities, which are highlighted in the title with a gently humor. Thus, a fox looks over a scene we cannot see in Fox Ledge, or a resting rabbit has arrived By Leaps and BoundsBarnstorming portrays the top of a barn owl’s head against  a dark blue sky with gathering clouds. Although the subject in the foreground is painted in detail, these works are by no means wholly realistic, even when natural materials are embedded to give that illusion.  Using color, texture and light in her own ways, Kenney-Carter suggests a lively inner life in her paintings.

The Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in North Ephraim, open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-3 pm and on Sunday, 11 am-12:30 pm, or call 920-854-7559 for an appointment.

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