To Do: Devendra Banhart and Claude Wampler at DiverseWorks
Tonight, DiverseWorks will host the opening for “Two Drawings,” an exhibit of Banhart’s visual art. Banhart says that his drawings and his music flow from the same source – a song can start as a doodle and a half-baked melody can end up a full-fledged drawing. At other times, Banhart says, his songs are completed by drawings, almost as if the drawing was the song’s final verse.
Indeed, the European releases of his albums Nino Rojo and Rejoicing in the Hands came with booklets of illustrations Banhart says are integral to the music. Banhart says it was his American label’s refusal to release the booklet with the CD that led him to switch labels.
Also opening is
PERFORMANCE (career ender), by Claude Wampler, another multi-disciplinary artist. – John Nova Lomax
November 9, DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. Both receptions are free and run from six to eight p.m. Call 713-223-8346 for more info.