Apr 18, 2019 6:00 PM

On Thursday 18th April we open our next group exhibition, The Occult & Symbolism, featuring a selection of art work from our top Masters and emerging Contemporaries.Join us before the Easter break for an evening of fine art, sculpture, live music and Easter wishes. OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday 18th April from 6pm until late. PLEASE RSVP using the free ticket link below. The exhibition will be on display until the end of May. Visit our website for the gallery opening times www.theunderdog.london or follow our facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/384779368774466/ Our featured artists are from the UK, Germany, Italy, Denmark, LA, Vancouver and Poland. The art work is exclusive to The Underdog London: ANNE JUUL CHRISTOPHERSEN, BRAD GRAY, CRISPS, DANNY GREENE, KIERAN INGRAM, MATT ADAMS, MICHAEL HENLEY, MASON STORM, ROSSO, SAINT SATURDAY, SCHOPH, SYLWIA MAKRIS, TOMASZ GORNICKI, WILL TEATHER.Whether we know it or not, The Occult and Symbolism, is a big part of all of our lives, from historical buildings to bill boards we are all bombarded with Occult Symbolism every day, sometimes sinister sometimes benign, always present.From corporate logos to cults, secret societies and establishment crests we can find intelligent, powerful and unnerving designs of meaning all over our cities, in our literature, art, film and in almost every aspect of our lives. Our cultures are saturated in it.How much influence does this have over us? Is it just marketing? Mumbo jumbo? Fantasy? Well certainly not according to the most powerful echelons of our society, industry, government and corporates.From hidden meanings and symbolism in ancient art, to the most obvious and almost comical occult’ish logos, they have become an important facet to our being and effects each of us deeply. Subliminal or intentional, the hidden isn’t always unclear and the visible isn’t always what it may seem.Our next group show is inspired by the occult symbolism that we can all relate to, maybe even feel threatened by, but mostly just misunderstand. Each piece in the exhibition is the artist’s interpretation of the topic, that is interesting at least, essential at most!.............................................................................................................................................................................The Underdog GalleryARCH 6, Crucifix LaneLondon BridgeSE1 3JWA 3 minute walk from London Bridge Station – leave via THE SHARD exit and turn left, The Underdog is approx. 400 meters on the left, just past the traffic lights.www.TheUnderdog.londonwww.facebook.com/underdogartwww.instagram.com/underdog_gallery

Apr 05, 2019 8:30 PM

2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Saturday, June 22 at 7:30pmLIAM KAPLAN, PIANIST & COMPOSERLiam Kaplan is an award-winning pianist and composer who has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, Steinway Hall, Klavierhaus, Merkin Hall, and many other venues across the United States.Kaplan is currently a third-year student at Oberlin Conservatory where he studies piano and composition. He recently won Oberlin’s Rudolph Serkin Prize for the Outstanding Sophomore Pianist. Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm25th ANNUAL BEL CANTO OPERAThis year, we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Opera. What began as a fundraising effort has continued to bring spectacular up-and-coming opera talent to the hilltowns each year. Eve Queler, Music Director Emerita of Opera Orchestra of New York and part-time Blandford resident, is the force behind this longstanding event. Please join us for this enjoyable à la carte performance – a wonderful taste of opera. Saturday, July 27 at 7:30pm TRIO DELLA LUNAThe Trio will perform a sparkling and witty early trio by Beethoven, an effervescent and sometimes sassy trio by the great French woman composer, Germaine Tailleferre, and Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s passionate and deeply ironic Op. 67 Piano trio. The trio members, Kathleen Thomson (violin), Mary Wooten (cello), and Marcia Eckert (piano), are each accomplished musicians who have performed individually in such notable locations as London’s Leighton House, Avery Fisher Hall, Merkin Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Saturday, August 10 at 7:00pm JEFF GAVIOLI & THE BAD NEWS JAZZ & BLUES ORCHESTRAThe Bad News Jazz & Blues Orchestra is an 18 piece Big Band playing favorites and classics from the Big Band Era, from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington to the Blues Brothers and Earth, Wind and Fire. This Holyoke-based group made its debut at an outdoor concert at the Florence Community Center in 2012. Since then, it has appeared throughout Western Massachusetts.Sponsored in part by the Blandford Cultural Council Saturday, August 24 at 7:30pm LYNELLE JAMES, PIANISTLauded by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as a “truly fine musician” who “knows how to let the music’s beauty stand out and speak for itself and she executes it superbly,” Dr. Lynelle James has performed at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall in New York City, and in concert halls across the United States, Italy, Canada, New Zealand and the Caribbean. Sponsored by the Blandford Cultural Council For more information, email [email protected]