The Kimball Art Center is delving into the art of music—love songs that is—as it sponsors a special fundraising event for Valentine’s Day.
The event, called the Art of Love, takes place on Thursday, the 14th, at 6:00 pm
The Kimball’s Marketing Director Amy Roberts and board member and musician Dan LeMaitre are inviting you to come and compose your own love song.
“People can come in, you don’t have to be a couple so please don’t feel like if you are a singleton you can’t attend, you certainly can. We’re bringing in some singer/songwriters from Nashville who are good friends with Dan. They’re going to come in and give coaching sessions on how to write lyrics to your own love song and then we’ll put some of them to music.”
LeMaitre said they’re operating on the philosophy that, “If you can’t say it in a song, it ain’t worth saying.”
“What we’re going to be able to do is we have three different song templates of different genres. You’ll be able to write verses, and there’s a reason to put things to music. One of the beautiful things about the way our brain processes music is that you remember things that are put to music. I think the three of us could probably write the lyrics to 200 songs but if we had to write the words to five poems we’d probably panic. Music is a way to remember things and if we write verses that night and put it to music for your loved one. Chances are you’re going to create something that’s memorable and is also going to be long-lasting.”
The cost will be $150 a person, $300 for a couple, and most of that is tax-deductible. For that, he said, you get to work with nearly a dozen song-makers.
“We’ll have eight to ten song writers working the tables, so don’t feel like you have to come in with something in mind. If you do that’s great but if you don’t you can start with a blank sheet of paper. We’re going to help you go through all of that. At the end of the night if people want to stick around chances are there’s going to be a pretty good jam session.”
Roberts said the event features Gene Miller, who has an impressive resume.
“This is not just someone who does it as a hobby. He is on tour right now with Amy Grant. He has written songs for some of the biggest names in Nashville, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton. This guy, he’s legit. So, you are not just having a fun creative evening where you really get to share your love and express it with your friend, or your spouse, your child whatever it is. You are also getting this unique opportunity that really doesn’t come to Park City.”
To sign up, you can go to the Kimball’s home page, and link to their events.