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Master Chorale of Flagstaff 2017 group photo.

Bringing the community together through song in its first ever community sing, the Master Chorale of Flagstaff and 8 other community and school choirs will lead the audience on Heritage Square in a huge group sing-along of familiar music.

This Land is Your Land, Hey Jude, and Lean on Me are just some of the songs that the audience will all be singing together (and there will be a few dance moves, too.)

The local choral organizations performing and leading the audience in the first annual Big Sing are: the Master Chorale of Flagstaff, the NAU Choral Union, the Threshold Choir, the Flagstaff High School Choirs, the Flagstaff Youth Chorale, the Northland Preparatory Choirs, Flagstaff Sings, Sedona's Red Rockapella and the Mountain Tremors.

This family-friendly community event is perfect to start the fall season. Bring your friends and kids, and enjoy an afternoon of singing. The event takes place on Saturday, September 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Hidden Landscapes exhibit set to open at CCA 

Flagstaff Arts Council is excited to present the new exhibition Hidden Landscapes: Yasuaki Onishi in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The show will feature site-specific installation art by Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi, created for the space at the Center for the Arts.

Installation art by Yasuaki Onishi explores the perception of extraordinary space through the use of ordinary materials such as glue, cardboard, and plastic. A native of Osaka, Japan, Yasuaki has a Bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the University of Tsukuba and a Master’s degree in sculpture from the Kyoto City University of Arts.

He has become a well-known contemporary artist throughout Japan, and has exhibited all over the world from Dubai to the United States. Onishi has been a recipient of a United States-Japan Foundation Fellowship that serves as an artist cooperative and residency between the two nations, and continues to receive international research grants and art prizes for his work.

Onishi looks at space as his medium, creating monumental works that are uniquely designed for the intricacies of a specific location. He is interested in the invisible– time, air, gravity, or other phenomenons of space – which drive the way each installation comes together. The resulting sculptures are landscapes that continuously change as dynamic monuments. In this way, Onishi creates a physical manifestation of the unknown, invisible, and otherwise unseen.

Hidden Landscapes will be on view September 18 through October 27, 2018. The exhibition opens with a members preview and artist talk Saturday September 15, 5-8 p.m., followed by a public reception Saturday, September 22, 6-8 p.m.

The Coconino Center for the Arts is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m, and admission to all gallery shows is free. More information on the Hidden Landscapes exhibition and all other upcoming Arts Council events can be found online or by calling (928) 779-2300.

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