Nancy Ostrovsky -- Painting Improvisations
"Each musician immersed himself deeply in the music as Ostrovsky made whorls and thrusts of the instruments visible."
-Bob Blumenthal, Boson Globe
"The trombone gronks and she responds with the thump of her paintbrush, a loud red thwack!
on black. The cymbol shimmers, and she flicks arpeggio of white streaks to accent the drummer, whose likeness she's implied in a flurry of yellow lines. "
"Ostrovsky reaching for the right paint or pastel..fingers dipped in jars and nozzles of bottles become impromptu paintbrushes.."
"When you first see it, you wonder what the hell its going to be."
"Why don't we let painters like Ostrovsky make our currency instead of Mint? Be more interesting and we'd probably keep more of it too."
"the performing arts prevailed...and was greatly enhanced by th visual arts, her slitherly, bodily responses to the sounds drew the audience in immediately."
-Charles H. Matz
"The shadows of the previous night's performance danced on the black canvases, forming a musical traffic jam and paint gobs....as in the 21st Coltrane Concert , Ostrovsky's work comes alive even a day later. "
-Sarah Johnson, Northeastern News
"She's special: she's like another player."
"I love Nancy's work and resonated with it right away. It felt like seeing that which I had wanted to see, but only been hearing until then. It looked like music.