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Looking to hear some live music this upcoming week? Here are some options, including an interesting hybrid of music and art:
Here's a unique show: On Monday at The Cellar Door, Visalia-based photographer Stefan John Barycki has organized a show featuring a combination of art and music.
Choices caught up with Barycki to ask him some questions about the show:
Question: How did this night of art and music come together? What motivated you to do this?
Answer: It was motivated by, as always, my family and friends. But most of all it was from my last show I did at Bravo Farms in Tulare last May. That's what really pushed to do another show. It really made me want to do something big this time. So I did the whole Sound N Vision combo.
Question: Talk about your photographs. The images are described as 40 feet by 60 feet. What inspired you to make such large prints?
Answer: The reason why I did the huge 40x60 is easy. I like things big. Go big or go home. When you see these prints in person, you will feel like you're in the photo. You will feel like you stood right next to me when I took the photo.
Question: You traveled throughout California and the Southwest taking these photos. Any surprises on the road? Did you have a favorite place you visited?
Answer: When traveling around California and the Southwest you will always run into surprises, and one of those surprises is weather. You gotta be up-to-date. Not just for the driving conditions but for getting that perfect exposure you've been waiting for the whole road trip. Plus, it's not fun driving in a high desert snow blizzard or northern California coast fog. The only way to see the road is to look at the GPS. If I would have to pick a favorite place it would have been the White House Ruins in Canyon De Chelly National Monument. It's so ancient, [it] feels like you're walking back in time.
Question: Can you give us a rundown on the three other artists whose work will be shown?
Answer: The other artists we got are:
ª Jacob Connelly from Visalia. He will be showing landscape photos as well as his street art, all on canvas.
ª Mike Stivers is a well-rounded artist from Tulare covering fine art to street art; he has been doing most of the art for and at Bravo Farms in Tulare. He will also be doing a live painting during the show
ª And from Lemoore we have Amy Poole, who will be showing her stencil work from classic horror movies to classic rock stars.
Question: How about the bands performing? What can you tell us about The Littlest Viking and Smokestack Lightning?
Answer: The Littlest Viking: Hard to say what kinda music they are, but this is what they have to say: "I don't know if that's technically a genre but if it is, we might be boldly categorized as such. Tambourines, outrageous drum fills, wicked tapping, hoarse shouting, noise freakouts, salsa beats and the occasional MJ sample are a staple of any TLV live show."
Smokestack Lightning from Visalia is a hard-hitting classic rock band with a sound right out of the 1970s. This will be their first time playing The Cellar Door.