“Because the world needs ALL of its Mozarts.”
MozArt@OMA is a unique and inspiring exhibit of music and synesthesia-themed art that was scheduled to be showcased in April at Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA). The gallery is now online on OMA’s website. During the month of May, The Art of Autism is hosting a series of online exhibits featuring Southern California artists curated by the Art of Autism in partnership with the San Diego based nonprofit Mainly Mozart.
Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense is simultaneously and spontaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses. Sometimes synesthetes join objects such as letters, shapes, numbers or people’s names with a sensory perception such as smell, color or sounds. Many of the artists in this exhibit join color with emotions, attributes, and shapes to create their art. This exhibit is part of Mozart & The Mind which explores the limitless potential of the human mind across all its manifestations “because the world needs to hear ALL of its Mozarts.”
Like my poetry
Like a prison escape.
What you see
Exclamations of great joy!
And my soul colors the canvas.
A wave of happiness washes over me
And I hope
Those who view my work”
Sydney Edmond (Temecula) was unable to communicate until the age of ten when she learned how to point to letters and express her thoughts. Sydney uses poetry and art to communicate her thoughts and feelings.
Austin John Jones
Austin John Jones’ (La Jolla) work is hand drawn, then digitally rendered on canvas. “I hope my art will make a difference, open people’s eyes, and bring a whole new perspective to how wonderful our world can be. One of my dreams is to make the world smile. I hope through my art work and the things I create that I help the world to be a place of acceptance and happiness. In my Beethoven and Mozart pieces, I wanted to bring them to life in a new way so people could see them and appreciate them. To me, it is important for people to appreciate people’s art no matter what the person looks like.”
Brendan Kerr (Del Mar) explores media that can express how he sees the world as an artist seeking to connect and share his experience. Photography, fiber art, and painting are mediums where visual, tactile and sensory relationships are explored. A musician with perfect pitch, Brendan plays bass guitar and enjoys playing numerous gigs as a band member of Jungle Poppins. Musical tones and themes are incorporated within his artwork.
“The inspiration for my weavings came from my photograph “Colors of the Band” of the band I play bass in Jungle Poppins playing at the Belly Up.”
Noah Schneider (Glendale) is an Illustrator and Visual Development Artist. He is currently attending Pasadena City College. Noah has studied art and design at the Animation Guild, Art Center at Night, Concept Design Academy, and Gnomon School of Visual Effects.
“I was inspired the acrylic painting “Fiddler” after seeing the play “Fiddler on the Roof” two times and watching the movie many more times. My grandparents were Jewish immigrants who fled Poland during the War. My other art piece “Outer Limits” displays the future of sci-fi and the world of music combined. I created this artwork in adobe photoshop. What inspired me to illustrate this piece is that I love listening to many different types of music including techno, metal, and old school music from the 50’s or 60’s. Music is an important part of the Jewish tradition. Music takes your mind off troubling thoughts and allows you to soar. “