Piano Information:

"Teresa" — by designer: Heidi Marble


DESIGNER:

Heidi Marble



MUSICIAN:

Teresa Carreño



SPONSOR:

Tom Caldwell and Vincent Gimarelli



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 am fortunate enough to know Mr. Niel DePonte, Director of the MetroArts non-profit art education organization. He is a conductor for the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon Ballet. His accomplishments are too vast to mention.

 

During a lunch visit, I verbalized my dream of covering a piano in donated jewels from my own non-profit bounty. At that moment, he sent Megan from Piano Push Play a message on my behalf. Soon thereafter a donated piano was in our custody and the transformation began.

 

Over the last six weeks the piano has been touched by over 15 volunteers. A collection of thousands of pieces of donated bobbles cover nearly every surface. The broken and unused have now been repurposed. Each piece has a story backed by the intention to create art that heals. Each piece has been given a second chance to shine. We hope this piano brings as much joy as it has given us. The Donate & Create project honors Megan and Piano Push Play for this opportunity. We honor Niel DePonte for his expansive support of the arts.

 

Let the music play!

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

On April 12th 2000, Heidi Marble faced her own mortality at the age of 34. She defiantly fought her way back from the dead after being diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. After many answered prayers, Heidi is invigorated to take her message of hope to anyone facing adversity.

Her book "Waiting for Wings," is more than a story about cancer. It is a story about love; love of a child, love of a couple and an unflinching love of life.

er journey has further transformed into a fundraising campaign called Donate&Create. Heidi utilizes thousands of donated pieces of broken jewelry, watches and bobbles from all over the country to create life saving art. With the help of thousands, she and her team have created stunning designs of hope and healing.

 

Namesake Musician: Teresa Carreño

María Teresa Carreño García de Sena (December 22, 1853 – June 12, 1917) was a Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor... she made her debut at Irving Hall at the age of 8. In 1863 Carreño performed for Abraham Lincoln at the White House. ... Her performances earned the sobriquet,"Valkyrie of the Piano." ... The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex in Caracas is named after her, as is a crater on Venus. The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex became the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra main hall. -- wikipedia

 

SponsorS:

Tom Caldwell and Vincent Gimarelli

 

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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