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Opera House to present ‘Gauguin in Tahiti — Paradise Lost’

Inspired by colors

Submitted Photo The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Gauguin in Tahiti — Paradise Lost, a special cinematic exploration of the French artist’s later works, on Thursday,Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. The film traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin, who left France for Tahiti, where he discovered light and colors that changed his painting forever.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Gauguin in Tahiti — Paradise Lost,” a special cinematic exploration of the French artist’s later works, on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

“Gauguin in Tahiti — Paradise Lost” traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin, who left France for Tahiti in search of a deep immersion into nature for feelings, visions and colors that were ever purer and brighter.

Audiences journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, where Gauguin’s finest masterpieces are now preserved.

“Gauguin in Tahiti — Paradise Lost” takes us on the trail of a story that has become myth. Through Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, we experience the landscapes that inspired Gauguin, in the places where he built houses with bamboo and leaves, and discovered light and colors that changed his painting forever.

The production runs approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

Individual tickets to “Gauguin in Tahiti — Paradise Lost” are $15, ($10 students). A special flexible subscription of eight tickets that can be used however you want — one at a time to eight different events, all at once for eight people, or anything in between — is $116. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 679-1891, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.fredopera.org.

Support for Opera House programming comes from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.

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