Moved Again: Words…sounds…images…the list goes on and on. There are so many ways that we connect with life and each other. From the frivolous and the mundane to the heart-wrenching and achingly beautiful, art speaks to and about our souls, our selves, our community. And for a fabulous evening to benefit local students via our scholarship fund. Westport High 2014 graduate Aaron Lessard opens the evening for us with a long awaited performance by his band of Berklee friends while Sarah Potenza, RI native headlines the evening with what is sure to be a very powerful set. While you’re at it, come early to browse the selection of high school art that will be on display in the back gallery, a selection chosen by WHS AP art teacher Jess Raimondi that has already been making the rounds in exhibitions at places like UMASS Dartmouth and the Dee Dee Shattuck Art Gallery in Westport, to name a few. Open your ears and eyes to see the inspiration that is all around, inspiration that resides in our world, our communities, and in our students, Sarah Potenza After spending seven years with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza relocated to Nashville Tennessee with not much more than her husband and her monster vocals. That coupled with her honest reflective songwriting she quickly garnered the attention of the city’s thriving music scene and she became a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Caf?? and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program One of her performances on Music City Roots resulted in a phone call from the NBC television show, ‘The Voice’. Potenza took the challenge in stride and managed to land a four chair turn and out of 50,000 contestants, she made it to the top twenty! Her passion for performing and undeniable voice resonated with America and made her a fan favorite across the country. Nashville welcomed her home with pride and celebrated her authentic, heart-felt songwriting with a sold out show at the Bluebird Cafe and her debut on the Grand Old Opry. Her new album ‘My Turn’ will be available in the Fall of 2015 and she is currently on tour in a city near you!
Thursday, June 1, 2023