After a long-awaited return to normalcy, The Francis Vanek Quartet (Francis Vanek and the RLL Jazz Trio)will grace the MGMA with authentic style Jazz from the 50s and 60s, at Arts Alive! in the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Saturday, July 3rd, from 6:00-9:00 pm. This local/world-class jazz group consists of Francis Vanek (saxophone), Tim Randles (piano), Ken Lawrence (bass), and Dee Lehman (drums). RLL has been the host jazz band at the Westhaven Center of the Arts for 6 years and has hosted the best jazz musicians and singers in the area to play there. Vanek is one of their regular guests, and the RLL has developed a strong ongoing connection with him which is sure to make for an inventive and energetic inaugural-post-shutdown Arts Alive!
Make sure to visit each of the galleries while you’re in the museum Saturday night too! Lay eyes on our newly installed exhibit, E-Motion, by Julie Frith and Kathryn Stotler, as well as Perfect Blend, an exhibit by Emily Reinhart, and a beautiful display of tapestries by Victor Jacoby, on display in the Knight Gallery. Come enjoy a night of free art and music at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, from 6:00-9:00 pm on Saturday, July 3rd, for Arts Alive!