About the artists
Steven is a friend of TBMS through his husband, Laurence Boschetto, a student, supporter, and former Trustee. When Steven and Larry attended our ribbon cutting last October, Steven was inspired by the clean palate of the Performance Hall and immediately visualized ‘Symphony 1’ on this wall. We are so grateful for the loan of this stunning piece. Symphony 1 2018 Acrylic pigment on canvas – shown here with Mattie Smith, a 3 rd year cello student in TBMS’s Saturday Music Project who was there to witness the installation!
Harriet Shorr (1939-2016) was a successful artist, teacher and writer whose career spanned more than four decades. She was best known for large and colorful still life paintings, which were concerned with the complex relationships between color, shape, and form, but she created a body of works on paper, monotypes and other prints as well. Harriet Shorr’s paintings were concerned with personal history and cultural mythology aswell as abstract considerations of form and color. Among a variety of works on paper, including prints and watercolors, her hand-printed, complex monotypes achieved special recognition in the art world. Shorr had over fifty solo shows and was included in a score of group exhibitions; her work is included in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum and the Utah Museum of Fine Art, as well as numerous corporate and private collections. Harriet was Professor Emerita at the School of Art and Design at Purchase College. Her influence as a teacher connects Harriet with our mission here at TBMS. A student of Harriet’s said: Harriet Shorr was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I learned how to think and write critically, and to appreciate art as a serious endeavor that uses all parts of oneself in the process of creation. She helped me to gain confidence in my own vision and abilities, and for that, I will always be grateful!
Violin with Scarf (1981)This beautiful oil on canvas was donated to TBMS in 2017. It was installed in the Richmond room, a beloved small performance space at TBMS’s previous home on 244, E52nd St. It only seemed fitting to hang this picture in the small performance space at our new home, a room we planned on naming in honor of Harriet’s friend Lillian. Harriet and Lillian attended Swathmore where they both majored in History and minored in Art History. They rediscovered each other in the 1990’s at a Swarthmore event Lillian hosted to honor Swarthmoreans in the arts. They became close friends for the rest of Harriet’s life during which period Lillian happily acquired a number of her wonderful paintings. The painting was donated by Harriet’s husband Jim Long with the intent that it ‘gives great pleasure to TBMS and its students for many years to come’.
Richard MARTIN Miller-Murphy studied biology, sculpture and art history at Fairfield University and received his Masters degree at the University of New Haven. His paintings are signed using his middle name as a tribute to his grandfather. He studied under Morris Katz and Werner Hoeflich in NYC. He has traveled to 48 states and 29 countries where his photographs often form the basis of his compositions. His style is strongly influenced by landscape painters and impressionist masters as well as contemporary artists Vasseur, Estivalet, Cameron and Cardinal. Rich is a past member of the Washington Art Association, Watertown Art League and the Organization of Independent Artists in NYC.
His son Derek has studied piano at TBMS since age 5 and Rich wanted to “warm up” the wonderful new TBMS space with his art and contribute to the rich history of TBMS’s contribution to the arts and music.
$ 350 – for smaller limited edition giclees $ 495 – for larger limited edition giclees (framing and mats is included in your contribution)
As the niece of six uncles, all of who were painters, it is no surprise that Myra too is a painter. Beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through high school, she was recognized for her art work. At age 13, she won a district wide scholarship to study painting with Olga Hoebel, an artist then listed in the ‘Who’s Who’ of American artists. A second teacher, Donald Holmes, guided her through High School. In college, Myra was a music major studying opera so painting became a Sunday pastime. After college, Myra moved to Brussels to pursue a singing career so although she had no time to paint, she found herself surrounded by the influence of the European masters in the fine galleries that the city had to offer. Myra began painting again on returning to America. Now working with the NYC Department of Education, she became known by students and teachers. She exhibited works for three years at the Broome Street Gallery and took first place in the NYCDOE painting competition in 1999. The judge was the Education Curator from the Whitney! She recently had a solo exhibition at the Riverside Senior Center and now is delighted to show a selection of her work at her favorite music school, TBMS. Myra has been taking voice lessons at TBMS for over 30 years and is a student of Gene Roher. She is a regular performer at the Adult Performance Hour and an integral part of the TBMS community.
rajmohan is a photographer based in New York. His work has been shown in several photographic exhibitions in the USA and the UK, including the Salmagundi Club (New York, NY); Blue Moon Camera and Machine (Portland, OR); Fazenda Gallery (London, UK); The Willow Tree (Johnson City, TN); and Soho Photo Gallery (New York, NY). rajmohan’s works are also held in several private and corporate collections in the USA, Europe and Australia. He was the recipient of a SCNY Award for Photography in 2018.
“Spatial relationships are common themes that run through much of my photography. The selection of images shown here, “Linea 2019”, is a study of the aesthetics of space and geometric forms, as seen in urban architecture. I first encountered the Turtle Bay Music School in 2017, when my wife started taking voice lessons. I have since attended several performances at the school and have been struck by the strong sense of community and high level of artistry that characterize the school’s students and teachers. I am honored to have some of my work shown in this gallery.”
$ 150 with $100 going to TBMS