Nov 23, 2009 1:23 PM by Bea Karnes
The InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts (I.D.E.A.) program at Colorado College will unveil "Sugar, Sugar," a free exhibition that explores the art, science and history of sugar.
According to the college, sugar was nirtually unknown in Europe until the Middle Ages when it quickly became ubiquitous in western diets. It influenced agricultural practices, global economies, dietary habits and language.
The exhibit will feature historical photographs of the sugar beet industry in Colorado.
Literary and artistic responses in a variety of media will explore the power of sugar from a variety of perspectives.
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m., a music performance of "Rare Sugar," will be performed in the Edith Kinney Gaylord South Theater.
It's a clarinet concertino in a single movement by Australian composer Nigel Westlake. Westlake was inspired to create the piece after watching a television program about a chemist who works on rare forms of sugar. Performers for "Rare Sugar" are Susan Grace (piano), Bil Jackson (clarinet), Yumi Hwang-Williams (violin), Allegra Wermuth (violin), Claude Sim (viola), Judith McIntyre (cello) and Susan Cahill (bass). The evening also will include a performance of Bela Bartok's "Contrasts" for violin, clarinet and piano. The performance is free and open to the public, courtesy of the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.