Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of Legendary Songwriters
Rock, Punk, Hip Hop, Country, Blues, Folk
In partnership with Primary Wave and the James Brown Estate, Song-Word Art House pays tribute to the lyrics and music of James Brown, one of the world's most dynamic performers and innovative songwriters, recognized for his pioneering influence in funk, soul, and hip hop music.
"Echoes Of The Flame" is a one of a kind exhibition featuring original artworks by internationally acclaimed artists from around the world. The mixture of canvases, sculptures, and mixed media artworks represent the meaning, power and continuing inspiration of lyrics from songs that span James Brown's illustrious career.
The exhibition is in support of the new A&E docu-series "Say It Loud!" inspired by the life of James Brown and executive produced by Mick Jagger and Questlove.
February 10 - March 24
8912 W Sunset Blvd
The Sunset Strip
Airs on A&E 02/19 - 02/20
With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison’s poetry and presence, The Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture.
The Doors’ arrival on the rock scene in 1967 marked not only the start of a string of hit singles and albums that would become classics, but also of something much bigger – a new and deeper relationship between creators and audience. Refusing to be mere entertainers, the Los Angeles quartet relentlessly challenged, confronted and inspired their fans, leaping headfirst into the heart of darkness while other bands warbled about peace and love. Though they’ve had scores of imitators, there’s never been another band quite like them. And 50 years after their debut album, The Doors’ music and legacy are more influential than ever before.
LA artist JD Shultz talks about finding inspiration in the song lyrics of John Lennon
When an artwork inspires a new creation it's as if the torch is passed and the flame ignites anew.
Lisbon based artist Filippo Fiumani grabs the torch from John Lennon and runs with it in his tribute to the Lennon song "God".
Fiumani takes on "Ziggy Stardust" with this mixed media tribute to the incomparable rebel David Bowie and his fictional alter ego from the 1970's.
Toronto Artist Eva Lewarne talks about using Leonard Cohen's lyrics as inspiration for her artworks.