Music for Betty LaDuke: An Improvisational Performance by Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard

(Ashland, OR) – The Schneider Museum of Art presents a performance by the electro-acoustic duo Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard Friday, July 26th at 12:00 PM. Barton and Bayard will create improvisational music in response to the museum’s current exhibition, Betty LaDuke: Celebrating Life. Barton plays shakuhachi, Bayard plays cello and violin-uke, and both operate an assortment of electronic instruments and processors. They will present solos and duets, and create music in the moment. Admission is free.

bruce bayardBruce Bayard is a self-taught visual artist working primarily with composite images, video, and time-based collage compositions. Bayard was a member of the multi-media performance group Sonoluminescence with Todd Barton. For the past year he co-produced Triptychs: Sound + Image, a monthly series of concerts with Todd Barton and various guest musicians, who improvise electro-acoustic performances to projected images and collage in motion.

todd bartonTodd Barton is the Director of Composition Studies for the Music Department at Southern Oregon University and was the Resident Composer and Music Director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. After four decades of exploration, Todd Barton delves deeply into the ever-expanding frontiers of musical expression: from his DNA-derived Genome Music to his innovative scores for plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Todd is a sound designer, performer, composer, and educator who composes and produces work in a broad range of practices from theatre and orchestral music to radio, film, and multimedia composition.

Music for Betty LaDuke will begin at 12:00PM on July 26th in the Museum. Betty LaDuke: Celebrating Life will be on view during the Museum’s regular hours of 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mondays through Saturdays. Betty LaDuke, an artist and professor emerita at Southern Oregon University, has had a remarkable career traveling and sketching images of rural life across the world. Join the Schneider Museum of Art in celebrating Betty LaDuke’s life of art making – sixty-five years of creating drawings, paintings, and sculptures that embrace cultural understanding throughout the globe.

The mission of the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) at Southern Oregon University is to provide a vibrant learning experience that engages students, faculty, staff, visitors and community (local, regional and virtual), in a process that embodies SOU’s vision of collaborative, innovative and globally responsive (and responsible) art in the broadest sense.  The SMA, now in its 26th year, is comprised of four galleries with over 3,500 sq. ft. of exhibition space. The building, designed by renowned Portland architect Will Martin, is part of the Center for Visual Arts at SOU.

Museum Hours

Monday through Saturday
10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Free Admission/Suggested Donation $5.00

Directions for the Schneider Museum of Art

Located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus. The Museum and Southern Oregon University are most directly accessible off of Interstate 5 at Exit 14, the southern Ashland exit.

Parking for the Schneider Museum of Art

From Indiana Street, turn left into the metered lot between Frances Lane and Indiana Street. There is also limited parking behind the Museum.


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