According to JoelGausten.com, legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward will appear at the Annapolis Collection Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9-10 to discuss his fine art series, "Absence Of Corners".On May 9, Ward will appear at the Annapolis Collection Gallery from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for two discussions on his art. These events are free and open to the public. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. that evening, a special invitation-only VIP art reception will be held for guests who've purchased art from the "Absence Of Corners" collection. VIP attendees will spend time with Ward and be photographed as he signs their art. On May 10, Ward will make two public appearances at the gallery (1 p.m.-2 p.m., 6 p.m.-7 p.m.) following a morning (10:15 a.m.-11 a.m.) interview at the location with NPR/WYPR. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. that evening, a second invitation-only VIP event will be held exclusively for buyers to spend time with him and be photographed. Prices for the art range from $200 to $1,500. Guests can purchase art in advance of the VIP events here. More information on the schedule of events is available here. The Annapolis Collection Gallery is located at 55 West St. in Annapolis, Maryland. For more information, please contact Katherine Burke at (410) 280-1414 or email [email protected] An extensive process from start to finish, "Absence Of Corners" took nearly a year to complete. Working with Los Angeles art team SceneFour, Ward utilized a sophisticated formula to create the collection's visuals, using an array of drumsticks and rhythmic accessories that produce light, much like a painter utilizing brushes and oils. The movements featured within the captured rhythms are then studied and developed into abstract artwork that showcases a dimension not normally seen by the human eye. Each piece in this limited-edition collection is then numbered. All are signed by Ward. Ward says about the project: "When I'm working on new ideas, musically much of what's played is guided by a visual appearance or shape. Since my early childhood, I've played drums in visuals as well as sound. When I write, there's always an image, sometimes a color attached to what's being created. "I've never 'listened' to bass notes; I 'feel' them. The keyboard's black notes are dark to me and represent many sad emotions. These examples are simple, natural, childlike applications that have stayed with me. "When SceneFour approached me about doing this project, it sounded like an adventurous progression. I am delighted with the captured expressions from my head and my heart. Their arrival onto canvas is beautiful." To develop the art collection, Ward utilized the expertise of art team SceneFour. Based in Los Angeles, SceneFour specializes in working with music visionaries on the creation of fine artwork. SceneFour's previous art collaborations have included releases with Chuck D, Bootsy Collins, Page Hamilton and The RZA. Over the last several years, SceneFour's focus has been on the development and publishing of rhythm on canvas collections, with Ward's collection being the largest release to date with a total of 18 different pieces featured and ranging in size (30" x 18" to the epic 85" x 30"). Ward claimed that he sat out the current BLACK SABBATH reunion because of unfair contractual terms, although the members of SABBATH have hinted in other interviews that he wasn't physically up to the task. Ward was on board for the reunion when it was first announced in November 2011, but backed out soon after. SABBATH has used Ozzy's regular touring drummer Tommy Clufetos since then for live work. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's Brad Wilk laid down the drum tracks on SABBATH's new album, "13", which came out in June 2013.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).