Institute 193 isn’t just for visual art. Folks who have followed the gallery know that it has frequently put on music performances that pack out its tiny space on Limestone. Just in time for Record Store Day, April 20, the Institute is gathering together recordings by artists that have played there, worked with the Institute and Southern artists for a compilation album.
A lot of the artists on 193 Sound are familiar to Lexingtonians including Ben Sollee, Idiot Glee and Matt Duncan. There are also performers that may be better known as visual artists such as Louis Zoellar Bickett II. With a range from experimental music to bluegrass, the album promises to be one of the more eclectic compilations of area music out there. On Record Store Day, Alabama artist and musician Lonnie Holley will perform at CD Central and the Institute website promises more information to come on a release party.
Institute 193 is still seeking monetary support for the project. Folks interested in supporting it should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859.749.9765.