Sounds Like Art!

The gallery will sound like art this summer. Jump in and be part of the music!

Experience how art and music overlap, connect and influence each other. See, touch and play music in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery during the Sounds Like Art! exhibit May 25 – Aug 19.

Investigate how instruments work by examining the parts and pieces of a ukulele, flute and trumpet. It’s pretty amazing how all those pieces work together to make music. Wonder at the artwork inspired by music including art made from a trumpet.

Imagine your screaming fans as you play drums, keyboards and synthesizer on a digital app on iPads in the gallery. Bring a couple friends and you’ve got a band. You can also play a ukulele, a giant xylophone, horns and a lap harp in the gallery. 

Every week we’ll have a different STREAM activity in the gallery.

Science: May 27 – June 2 & July 8-14 That eerie sound in the Star Trek theme song is made by a theremin, which you play by manipulating electric signals without touching it. Other bizarre sounds are made with a Chladni plate, which involves sand, a metal plate and a bow. Try both these experimental instruments.

Technology: June 3-9 & July 15-21 Be a DJ and mix sounds using digital equipment to create a unique song.

Reading: June 10-16 & July 22-28
If you’re dreaming of being a rock star, get an introduction to reading music so you’ll be ready to play your solo.

Engineering:
June 17-23 & July 29-Aug 4
Perhaps you can make a three-nozzled bloozer or a hinkle horn when you make your own Seussical musical instrument.

Art: June 24-30 & Aug 5-11
Start practicing your Grammy speech and design your first album cover.

Math: July 1-7 & Aug 12-18
Feel the beat as you work with patterns and ratios to play boom whackers and other percussion instruments.

Ginger Park

As the library’s communications editor Ginger helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. Ginger has a bachelor's and master’s in communication from Washburn and K-State. She is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society. She loves reading fiction and always has a stack of books waiting to be read. Ginger lives in Topeka with her husband and three dogs.