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Opening of ‘Resurface,’ music of Robert Sanders, cajun cuisine

May 08, 2019 - 00:00
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    A work from Avisheh’s ‘Resurface,’ which opens at Live Oak Art Center following an artist’s reception this Saturday.
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    Robert Sanders will perform at Courtyard Wine Bar this Saturday.
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    Avisheh Mohsenin’s work will be on display at Live Oak Art Center starting Saturday.


COLUMBUS--Live Oak Art Center and Courtyard Wine Bar are hosting a pair of events Saturday night featuring the opening of a new art exhibit, jazz music, and cajun cuisine.

Live Oak Art Center will be conducting an opening reception for the exhibit ‘Resurfaced,’ featuring the work of Houston artist Avisheh Mohsenin.

‘Resurface’ features works created from photographs, slides, and other artwork damaged in Mohsenin’s studio during flooding that occurred in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

“The boxes of flooded photos and slides sat in a cramped garage busy with construction going all around it for months,” Mohsenin wrote last August.

“I would go to them once in a while, trying to dry the photographs again and again, to edit them for the show I had promised. Now, the result of these experiences and the discovery of new meaning for my damaged art studio is the focus of ‘Resurface,’” she continued.

The artist reception begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. at Live Oak Art Center.

Next door at Courtyard Wine Bar, world-renowned jazz musician and classical pianist Robert Sanders will be performing and cajun food crafted by Jan Harris of MiMi’s Kitchen will be available. Food service begins at 6 p.m.; Sanders will perform from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

A child prodigy on the piano, Robert Clayton Sanders has performed in jazz, R&B, and classical genres for the last 60 years. The recording artist, producer, director, and composer has won many words, including the National Guild of Piano Teachers’ Interscholastic League Piano Competition over a five-year period.

He earned his bachelors and masters degrees from Prairie View A&M University.

Sanders has also worked on film scores, including collaborating on the score to the motion picture, “Lord of the Rings.”

He co-founded “The Labor Day Country Jazz Jam”, which he hosts at his home in Columbus every Labor Day

Sanders is a professor of the Jazz Ensemble at Prairie View.