The Color of Sound – Music Inspires Art is an interactive concert featuring local visual artists and musicians.
Four talented Sioux Falls artists, Scott L. Ehrisman, Hope Happeny, Eyob Mergia & Jamie Scarbrough, will create several paintings on canvas while listening to the region’s premier Jazz and Blues Bands — Dakota Jazz Collective & Urban Blues. The five-hour event includes three 45-minute sets of unique performance art. After the event, the paintings will be available for sale. A DVD of the event will be available in the following weeks.

“We have high expectations for this film as a public educational tool,” Sioux Falls artist Scott Ehrisman said.  “The Color of Sound – Music Inspires Art is being independently produced by the artists and musicians involved. We are very proud of this aspect.”  “This event will exhibit the relationship between visual art and music,” Eyob Mergia said, “and hopefully evoke cultural awareness by presenting the artistic diversity in our community.”

WHAT: The Color of Sound – Music Inspires Art
WHERE: The Riverwalk, Harvester Building, 196 E. Sixth St., Sioux Falls
WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2006
 • 6 p.m., Doors open
 • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performance: DJC will play 1st set; UB will play 2nd set; jam session for final set.
 • 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Musician and artists interviews, painting auction.
COST: $10 at the door, ALL AGES. FREE appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available for those 21 and over.
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PRODUCER: Scott L. Ehrisman
DIRECTOR: Chris Carlblom

Dakota Jazz Collective is: Jim Speirs, Chris Janzen, Matt Hackett, Joel Shotwell and Bob Gripp

Urban Blues is: Jess Christen, Fred Epstein, Dave Wood, Dave Fermenich and Derek Snow

Dedicated in memory of Razmik ‘RAZ’ Mkhitarian, Sioux Falls biggest Jazz Fan