Guitarist has slated two new appearances in the DC area
Fresh off his world tour supporting his 19th studio album, The Elephants of Mars, world renowned guitarist Joe Satriani is now planning to bring his art showings back to the Washington, DC area this July. Satriani’s next art appearances will be at the Wentworth Gallery at Tysons Galleria in McLean, VA on Saturday, July 15th from 3-6 pm as well as a visit on Sunday, July 16th 1-4 pm at the Wentworth Gallery at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD.
Satriani has prepared one of a kind pieces for the exhibit including original canvases and hand painted guitars and the exciting addition to these events, purchasers of any of Satriani’s works will be treated to a private performance, within the gallery, for the final hour of his exhibit appearance. Those who have purchased his unique hand painted guitars will have the extra thrill of jamming with the iconic guitarist. This is a perfect opportunity for any fan of Satriani’s guitar playing to be up close and personal with the master!
“Music and art are my passions. I like making the invisible, visible, and the unimaginable, real,” Satriani states. “The image on a canvas, or, an electric guitar for that matter, can make you feel something unexpected and revealing, something that is the beginning of a greater personal insight. Challenging the straight line and the concepts of what belongs with what excites me. I want to experience new color combinations to make me see beyond the prevailing reality. There’s a balance between seriousness and humor that can imbue in a painting a kind of resilience and longevity, making it forever contemporary. When I paint and play my guitar, I strive to be in a state of exhilaration and communicate that feeling to my fans.”
For over three decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star G3 guitar extravaganza. Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at No. 9.