Contact:              Carin O'Connor

Phone:  (617) 787-6313




                                    SOUND IN PAINT – CELEBRATING THE BEAUTIFUL

A live and interactive multi-media performance

Wednesday May 7, 6-7pm

Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library

300 North Harvard Street

Allston, MA 02134


On Wednesday May 7 at 6PM the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library will present an interactive multi-media performance featuring visual artist Linda Clave and jazz pianist Carolyn Wilkins.  Using excerpts from Carolyn Wilkins’ book They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the Women Who Inspired Her as a starting point, the two women will create together an original composition using sound, spoken word and visual art. 


This family-friendly performance is free and open to the public.  If you love a good story, brilliant color and the foot-tapping sounds of jazz and blues, you will not want to miss it!




LINDA CLAVE began to make art as a child. She was convinced that she could draw and color a world of her making and it would be real not imaginary. Something inside told her that she could travel to ancient sites in Mexico and the Amazon or Native American places in New Mexico. Magic seemed even more real to her when at ten her father moved the family to live in Argentina for several years.

After finishing Boston University School of Arts with a BA and MFA Linda began her professional, artistic development intertwined with spiritual studies. Mythic and mystic themes inspired by primitive art, and the art of Indian miniatures contrasted with vitality of abstract expressions of de Kooning, Pollack and Kline.



CAROLYN WILKINS is an accomplished jazz pianist, composer and vocalist whose performance experience includes radio and television appearances with her group SpiritJazz, a concert tour of South America as a Jazz Ambassador for the US State Department, performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony as a percussionist under Andre Previn, and shows featuring Melba Moore, Nancy Wilson and the Fifth Dimension. Carolyn has performed at Boston's Regattabar, Scullers' Grille, the Globe Jazz Festival and the Many Colors of a Woman Jazz Festival. Carolyn is also the author of They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the Women Who Inspired Her and Damn Near White: An African American Family’s Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success. Both books are available from the University of Missouri Press.


For further information or to schedule an interview:

Linda Clave:  617-470-9200 -

Carolyn Wilkins 617-821-9301 -