How I See Music is a program of music-driven listening and painting workshops for Napa County K–12 students and seniors.
In 2022, Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony was the vehicle for teaching deep listening skills combined with abstraction in visual art. More than 550 Napa Valley residents aged 5 to 95 participated in workshops at schools and senior activity centers, creating colorful and imaginative artwork depicting what they “see” in music. A selection of these original works are were displayed on a giant screen during the the Opening Night performance of Festival Napa Valley 2022 – and are on display in this 2023 video installation.
During the month of August, visit CIA at Copia to view the admission-free How I See Music art installation showcasing art produced by workshop participants from The Meadows, Rianda House, Northwood Elementary, Bel Aire Elementary, West Park Elementary, and Willows Elementary set to a recording of New World Symphony.
After enjoying the How I See music art installation, visit CIA at Copia's admission-free Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum upstairs, featuring more than 4,000 artifacts of specialty cookware, bread baking and epicurean tools, appliances, tableware and other culinary masterpieces.