Arts Society & Culture

Performance painter to bring mash-up of art, music to UGA

Athens, Ga. – The University Union Student Programming Board at the University of Georgia will present “Rhythm and Hue,” an evening with performance painter David Garibaldi on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Tate Student Center grand hall.

Known for his oversized portraits of pop culture icons and other notable public figures, Garibaldi creates images through his body movement and brushes while communicating via music to his audiences.

The culture and color of graffiti art served as an early inspiration for Garibaldi. Born in Los Angeles, he learned to enjoy the use of his hands and body through art by defacing public property with graffiti as an angst-ridden teenager.

Garibaldi had always combined his passion for music and color in his artwork. But it wasn’t until viewing performance painter Denny Dent’s infamous portrait of Jimi Hendrix that Garibaldi discovered how his passion for paint and music could be an inspirational experience for others. As a result, he created the concept of music-driven art.

“I create images in an entertaining way, and my hope is to inspire the audience to use their passion to benefit and inspire others,” he says. “That is music and color. That is rhythm and hue.”

Garibaldi’s musical inspirations include U2, Kanye West, Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gay, The Beatles, Lady Gaga and Glitch Mob. His shows also include the beats of his exclusive disc jockey Joseph One.

Tickets are free for students with valid UGACards and $10 for non-students.

The University Union Student Programming Board is a registered student organization within the UGA Division of Student Affairs. For more information, call 706/542-6396.