A Conversation With Bernie Taupin

Presented by Gallery 319

The Grammy Museum Membership Department in partnership with Gallery 319, is honored to present a night of great conversation and extraordinary artwork created by world-famous lyricist, and recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award in 2013, Bernie Taupin. For years Mr. Taupin has extended his art beyond his lyrics and onto the canvas. Through painting, Bernie has expanded his artistic horizons into frontiers where words have given way to his broad palette of color, where timing and cadence once served, now texture and the gesture of his brush bring his vision into a new dimension. Bernie's contemporary works of art speak to one's intellect and one's emotions, rich in color and expression, they are a cryptic social commentary captured in multi-media form.

Taupin describes his art:  "Canvas to me is simply the visual extension of what I have spent my life creating through words. The imagination, in my estimation, is the most powerful tool the artist possesses enabling us to conjure up beautiful distraction for the ears and eyes. I have no formula except that which comes from what I dream, feel and see. To me colors are like words...they express emotions...likewise texture and mediums display an abundance of moods."

Join us for a great night of art and conversation. The evening will begin with a gallery viewing of Bernie's artwork followed by a special interview with Bernie, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman.