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Art Synergy - The Musical Universe | Community Voices

midshot of guests in studio
Randy Eccles
Alissa Ohashi and Charlotte Kane

Charlotte Kane and Alissa Ohashi of the Springfield Art Association join Randy Eccles to discuss the Art Synergy program which pairs local volunteers with professional artists to create art.

The program culminates in a fundraising event and auction featuring Mary Jo Curry Band on April 1. Click for tickets.

The Musical Universe is the name of the piece Alissa and Randy Eccles collaborated to create. Video of the creative process will post soon.

Here are local musicians commenting on the artwork's theme, Music in Your Mind:

Ben Bedford describes what happens in his mind when he experiences music
Host and guest mid-shot.
Josh Catalano of Wayward Motel on music in your mind
Josh Catalano and Patrick Miller with host Randy Eccles
Patrick Bruce Miller of Wayward Motel and Wolf Crick Boys on music in your mind
Greg "Lucky" Patterson of Wolf Crick Boys on music in his mind
Wolf Crick Boys in the studio

Are you a musician? Use your phone to record what happens in your mind when you experience music and email it to TheX@nprillinois.org. We'll add it to this collection.

Mixed media framed art
Alissa Ohashi, Randy Eccles
The final mixed-media artwork from Alissa Ohashi and Randy Eccles -- The Musical Universe - Music in Your Mind

Randy Eccles is thrilled to be talking with community members and joining them in becoming informed citizenry. Please reach out at randy.eccles@nprillinois.org.
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