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CARNELIAN: Sunset Performance on the Lawn

July 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for a very special evening of art, music, and celebration at BigTown Gallery. Following the opening of In Memoriam, Lex Brown and Samuel Beebe will premiere Carnelian, an original musical, as an intimate vocal-piano performance on the lawn. Saturday, July 1st. Rain or Shine.

Carnelian is an eclectic musical written by Lex Brown and co-composed by Samuel Beebe. In the course of a day, three mythical figures – Necyria, Bicyclus, and Orachrysops – await the imminent arrival of a cataclysmic event: the “Boom.” Throughout 8 songs, each character contends with their own definition of power, whether it be natural, political, technological, or spectacular. Carnelian sparks conversations about an unknown future, and finds humanity in the face of these existential threats.

Following the performance Brown and Beebe will host a brief Q&A about the work, which began as a film and will travel to the Celebration Barn Theater in Maine and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September as a full musical show with a live band.

This event is the first performance collaboration between BigTown Gallery and the 8th House Artist Residency program, where Brown was a resident in 2022.

This is a picnic style event, so bring a blanket, BYOB and get ready for delicious freshly made artisanal pizzas straight from our brick-oven! All you can eat!


July 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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BigTown Gallery
8th House Residency


Creative Zone
3CVT Zone (Orange and Windsor Counties)


BigTown Gallery
99 N. Main Street
Rochester, VT 05767 United States
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