Press Release


Three local artists will present an evening of contemporary music and visual art at Weisser Gallery in Kensington on June 6, 2010. The event, hosted by local glass artist Nancy Weisser will be the opening night of “Synergy” an exhibition of sight and sound.  Nancy will transform her gallery with glass installations and showcase an avant garde blend of sonic and visual arts.  Nancy’s art will be juxtaposed with the live music of MonkeyPaw, featuring local musicians Chuck Underwood and Byron McWilliams.

Nancy Weisser has been creating unique and exciting works of art in glass for nearly 30 years.  Her Broken Memories installation was recently recognized in a worldwide competition by the Corning Museum of Glass for selection in its New Glass Review Publication.  The Broken Memories video marks the first professional collaboration for Nancy and her guitarist husband, Chuck Underwood. Chuck has been one of Washington, DC's most respected musicians for the past 25 years. He and local drummer, Byron McWilliams, have worked together for many years, most recently as MonkeyPaw, a wide-ranging spectrum of sound influenced by a lifetime of diverse musical experiences. Each of the three artists has been personally motivated to create art that is about self-expression rather than dictated by commercial concerns. The result is a breathtaking blend of glass and music that provides an opportunity to appreciate art in its purest form.

The June 6 performance and exhibit at Weisser Gallery will highlight the symbiotic connection between sonic and visual arts by showcasing the premier live performance by MonkeyPaw inspired by the glass works of Nancy Weisser.

Click here to see Broken Memories with music by MonkeyPaw

Opening reception, Sunday June 6, 6-9 at Weisser Gallery

Live performance by MonkeyPaw at 7:30