Piano Information:

"Alicia" — by designer: Nicky Kriara


LOCATION:

Gateway Discovery Park



DESIGNER:

Nicky Kriara



MUSICIAN:

Alicia Keys



SPONSOR:

Lynn Loaker



We rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy. We want to give pianists more opportunities to play for the public.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I wanted to add height to the silhouette of the piano. I’ve been making clay sculptures that are influenced by antennae. I thought elongated shapes were fitting for this project. For me, they represent antennae unfolding into the atmosphere as notes are played. I knew which glazes I wanted to work with on the ceramic pieces. I used those pieces as starting point to block off areas of color to paint.

 
 Image courtesy of www.nickykriara.com

Image courtesy of www.nickykriara.com

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Nicky is a Portland native. She studied painting in Los Angeles, CA and Amherst, MA before earning a BFA in ceramics from the University of Oregon. After college, she ran an art gallery in NW Portland and worked on stop-motion films with LAIKA studios. She now runs a ceramic design company called Niko Far West.

WEBSITES
www.nickykriara.com
www.nikofarwest.com

INSTAGRAM
@n0n0nicky

 
 Image courtesy of aliciakeys.com

Image courtesy of aliciakeys.com

Namesake Musician: Alicia Keys

"From the beginning of her career, Keys has been noted for being a multifaceted talent, as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, arranger, and producer. She received notability for her singularity and maturity as a classical musician and singer-songwriter. ... On MSN's list of 'Contemporary R&B, hip hop and rap icons', it was stated that Keys achieved prominence by 'drawing from her classical technique as a pianist, enhanced by her ease as a multi-instrumentalist...and songwriting steeped in her formal studies.'"

-- Wikipedia

 

Location:

Gateway Discovery Park

Portland's newest city park is full of music! Not just our lovely piano, but built-in xylophones and other lovely toys to play with. Visit today!

 

NE Halsey & NE 106th St.

 

 

 

 

Sponsor

Lynn Loacker

 

ABOUT PIANO! PUSH PLAY!

We rescue pianos, put them on the street for everyone to enjoy, and then give them to schools, community centers, artists, and others who will love them as much as we do.

 

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