Music Mountain Painting Music 2024
​​​​​​July 6, Saturday at 11:30 AM 

Free multigenerational event for artists, amateurs, and beginners to paint while listening to live music. Event guided by Vincent Inconiglios and Music Mountain Artistic Director Oskar Espina Ruiz. Materials provided. Rain or Shine


We always plan for a few extra participants, if you decide to attend in the last minute. However, it is most helpful to have everyone interested register in advance. 
LOCATION: Gordon Hall, 225 Music Mountain Rd, Falls Village, CT (Directions)


​​​​​​​11 am: Check-In by Gordon Hall and Set Up
11:30 am: Welcome & Part 1, Music Improvisation Responds to Painting - Painting Responds to Music.
12-12:50 pm: Part 2, Your Painting Responds to Music (materials provided). 
12:50-1 pm: Wrap Up & You Take Your Art Home With You. 

All questions are welcome at and (860) 824-7126.

​​​​​​​Supported in part by the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau.

Vincent Inconiglios on the left, at Music Mountain's Painting Music

Vincent Inconiglios, Untitled, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 114 x 72 in

Vincent Inconiglios

Vincent Inconiglios is a contemporaryAmerican artist. He has lived and worked on Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District of New York since 1969. He was an artist-in-residence at the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio and a visiting artist at the Living Arts Program — a multi-culturalcreative project in art, music, dance, theatre, and writing. Inconiglios’s art has been featured in regional and national exhibitions. Inconiglios had his first solo exhibition in NewYork City in 1972 and in Europe in 2003. He was one of the selected artists of “Ten Downtown” in the 1970s. His work has been recognized by Barbara Rose in New York Magazine, reviewed in Artforum, and seen in The New York Times. Inconiglios’s works are held in public and private collections in the United States and abroad, including JPMorgan Chase, Norton Simon, and AT&T. 

For the first time since the 1970s, Inconiglios is showcasing in Manhattan this spring, collaborating with Cinema Supply in Chelsea, a fixture of New York film history, to create and introduce the “Made-in-New York”project. The exhibition transcends time and merges distinctive works from different periods of his career. It is a testament to the artist’s ingenuity in transforming asimple shape into a symbol of endless compositional possibilities.

Vincent Inconiglios maintaints an art studio on Music Mountain Road and is the driving force behind Music Mountain's Painting Music since its inauguration in 2018.

Oskar Espina Ruiz

Oskar Espina Ruiz, Clarinet

Oskar Espina Ruiz is associate professor of clarinet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he teaches students ranging from high school through post-graduate degrees. Born in Bilbao, Spain, his first musical training came at an early age, performing on Basque folk instruments. He later pursued the traditional conservatory training as a clarinetist and appeared with the Bilbao Symphony as its youngest member from age sixteen. He came to New York City to further his studies in clarinet at Mannes School of Music, and later won the top clarinet prizes at the Artists International and Olga Koussevitzky International Competitions. He holds an MFA from Purchase College and a DMA from Stony Brook University, where his major teachers were Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima. Oskar Espina Ruiz is Music Mountain’s artistic director since 2016. 

Selected Music Paintings from 2018

Larry OToole, Ravel: Sonata pour Violon et Violoncelle, 2018

Carol OToole, Maurice Ravel: Sonata pour Violon et Violoncelle, ​​​​​​​2018

Carol OToole, Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, 2018

Sachi Espina, Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, 2018