Composition in Concert

a Juried exhibition @ ihp

Exhibition Runs: July 9th - September 19th, 2019


Public Opening reception:

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 6-8pm
East Alcove Gallery @ International House Philadelphia

About the exhibition:

In partnership with Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia, DVAA presents a group exhibition featuring work from DVAA Members and the Public.

Composition in Concert accompanies Lightbox’s programming as an exhibition showcasing visual artwork informed by or in conversation with music. Throughout the month of July, Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia presents Shimmering Synths: The Film Music of Tangerine Dream. For over five decades the German electronic music group has created dreamy, minimalist soundscapes and iconic film scores. To a greater extent, the film score embodies the harmonious relationship between music and visual art forms. The interaction between the two has become an integral part of art theory and history, especially since the 20th century. Even when visual art and music do not overtly influence one another, they often share abstract qualities or similar external influences, such as cultural innovation, political movements, or technological developments.


Bill Timmins was initially drawn to both art and music as a child, but eventually focused his time and creative efforts almost exclusively on music. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia from which he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance. After graduation, he spent the next 15 years as a working musician, including time as a member of the Orquesta Municipal in Caracas. Venezuela. Upon returning to the United States, he continued working as a musician while also earning a degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and a Masters Degree from Temple University. During a period of that time, he worked as the Personnel and Operations Manager for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Bill’s interest and passion in art re-emerged in his mid-twenties, when he began studying works of the masters, regularly visiting museums and purchasing works of original art. He eventually shifted his creative outlet of expression from music to painting. He initially began his art education via independent study, augmented over the years with instruction, artist’s workshops and studio classes at PAFA, Tyler School of Art, Woodmere Art Museum and the Main Line Art Center. In recent years, his work has appeared in group shows at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, John H. Baker Gallery at West Chester University, Perkins Center for the Arts, Banana Factory, Goggleworks, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Philadelphia City Hall, and Main Line Arts Center; in 2018 he had his first duo show. Bill continues to maintain a great love of and an avid interest in many types of music, and still plays on occasion.

Participating Artists:

Alan Lankin, Arlene Solomon, Barbara Dirnbach, Dana Scott, Gloria Klaiman, Jacqueline Unanue, Laura Storck, Maryanne Buschini, Michael D Jicha, Rosalind Bloom, Roy Vollmer, Selene Nunez-Cruz, Susan M. Gordon, and Ted Warchal.