On Tuesday January 27, the first grade class at Doane Stuart School will visit Albany Center Gallery at 10 a.m. to view the Then & Now exhibit featuring the work of Channing Lefebvre, Peter Leue and Terry Slade.
They will interact with a 16′ long sculpture created by Peter Leue who reconfigured an antiquated organ and attached twenty seats. “The seats are configured just like a keyboard on the piano or an organ in that there are black seats representing the sharps and flats and white seats representing the naturals,” said Leue. An organ grinder pumps air through the pipes and the “musicians” sit on the chairs to activate the music. The sculpture is entitled “Musical Chairs.” The students from the first grade class will also play instruments they built in art class earlier in the week. “I think it is important for the students to gain a deep appreciation for the arts in all forms, and for them to experience the joy of visual art and music combined; it is an experience that will last a lifetime.” Jason Martinez, Art Teacher Doane Stuart School.