Thursday, 12 July 2012

Music CD Sales


Soundtrack East West fusion music

The Music on this video is by Dhang Thao and Bamboo Ochre band

If you would like a copy of the CD contact 61407734479 or email Gerard email gmenzel@hotmail.com

Cost $15 plus postage

Listen here and see Gerards paintings at the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9AYuEh4Hg0&feature=player_embedded


or go here on my blog to; Exhibitions 












Bamboo Ochre band  From Left;  David Hung Gerard Cathy Thao









CD Zither Nostalgia


Contents 14 tracks Plus booklet with beautiful explanation of songs and Vietnamese music.

Side 1                                                                               Side 2
Sound of Joy                                                                     Xang Xe
Evening Dew                                                                     Meditation
Soundless Path                                                                  Dang DanCung
Song of the starling                                                            Van Thien Cung
Flowing Water                                                                   Fond Remembrance
Longing                                                                             Binh Ban Van
Parting                                                                               Dreaming



Comments by teachers, students, the Press



Principals comments on Artist in schools success



It reads; 
The children benefited from seeing an artist at work and from working alongside him.
......"Gerard conducted a whole school music assembly and held the attention of students for an hour, playing and teaching students about music and other cultures.

The programe was indeed "a many splendid thing". It helped to break down the barriers of prejudice that is born of ignorance and fear as well as providing an enriching art experience." 




students say thank you



Birdwood PS Teacher Janine Lamey

It reads; "The children were totally involved in their painting. Most were able to experience new techniques and ways of using the brush and ink. All children gained a sense of satisfaction and achievement."

Seaview High S.A.

Greenoch Artist in schools

The Artist and students experience

Extract from above;

Parents were invited to join the sessions as a way of involving them in the new project, moulding a closer bond with the school processes, and bringing them closer to the needs of their children. .....it was a chance for the staff to exchange with the parents and develop a rapport.


Culture and learning is fun (S.A community Arts magazine)
Extract from the article above;

The students were able to learn about another cultureand broaden their horizens and break down any barriers towards another nation and its art forms.

Their work was a tribute to their(students) spirit and the fullness of their 'relentless search for Zen in their art.'

Sumie Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions By Gerard Menzel

video



Press review Adelaide Exhibition Golden Light studio







Exhibition Multicultural Arts Space Adelaide





Exhibition flyers and invitations 


Gerard Menzel Artist Profile



Gerard Menzel; Artist
                      

Gerard has been the student of the renowned Andre Sollier since 1985 one of the few western Sumie masters and author of books on Kyudo and Sumie. He has exhibited on numerous occasions and taught school children and adults at art society's and colleges. He has received grants from the NAVA, National Assoc. Visual Artists, and the SA Education dept CARCLEW,
History of the Artist
1985 Student of Andre Sollier Melb. C.A.E Sumie artist/author.
1987 Solo exhibitions in Wadenswil and Zurich Switzerland
1988 Solo Exhibition in the Shiatsu centre Adelaide


1989 Sumie the art of meditation, exhibition Indian Dance studio Adelaide
1990 Combined writers and artist exhibition M.A.C. space Adelaide
1991 Watermarks Exhibition M.A.C. space Adelaide and Kapunda Gallery

1992 The sound of the wind, Exhibition the Prospect Gallery Adelaide
1993 Sunya...Empty space, Exhibition at the Lotus Sumie Gallery Adelaide
1993 A Retrospective Sumie Adelaide lending Library
1994 Serenity is not a Raging bull exhibition Lotus studio " "
1995 Sumie and Haiku Lotus studio Lotus Studio Adelaide
1998 Sumie Meanderings Golden light studio Adelaide

2008 Radmac art centre Ballarat exhibition of works

Community Art , Awards and Grants
1988 school touring
NAVA award grant 1992 for exhibition installation
Artist in Schools grant 1994, and 1997 Carclew,
S.A Ed Dept. Touring Schools grant state of Play 1997
Workshop Australia Japan Assoc 1993 1995, member Australia Japan Assoc
Workhops given Asia education Foundation 1994 SA, 2000 Vic
Art Instructor Workers Education foundation  SA 1992-1997

From 2000  Gerard worked and traveled in China, Korea and Japan
2004 Dept Arts Vic Artist in Schools grant St Bernards College Essendon
2008 Vic arts Grant Sumie with Publishing Artist Ballarat Vic


Artist in schools touring
See wildlotus-arts.blogspot.com and go to school workshops for the full touring programe started in 1990  Gerard has toured hundreds of schools teaching Asian arts based programes in primary/secondary and higher education.  The focus of the workshops include oriental painting, Indian music, martial arts and Tai Chi, Yoga
Gerard is also a qualified yoga, tai chi and Aikido teacher.  He has toured with the Vietnamese musician Dang Tao extensively since 1992 including ABC radio performances, CD production with the band Bamboo Ochre a world music band.






                                 

1992 The sound of the wind, Exhibition


1992 The sound of the wind, Exhibition the Prospect Gallery Adelaide






Soundtrack East West fusion music

The Music on this video is by Dhang Thao and Bamboo Ochre band

If you would like a copy of the CD contact 61407734479 or email Gerard email gmenzel@hotmail.com

Cost $15 plus postage





Bamboo Ochre band  From Left;  David Hung Gerard Cathy Thao




CD Zither Nostalgia


Contents 14 tracks Plus booklet with beautiful explanation of songs and Vietnamese music.

Side 1                                                                               Side 2
Sound of Joy                                                                     Xang Xe
Evening Dew                                                                     Meditation
Soundless Path                                                                  Dang DanCung
Song of the starling                                                            Van Thien Cung
Flowing Water                                                                   Fond Remembrance
Longing                                                                             Binh Ban Van
Parting                                                                               Dreaming



























What is Sumie?

What is Sumie?










Ikebana displayed kindly at the exhibitionby Marjorie Bromilow Adelaide.