MFA graduate Kay Scott recently exhibited her work at the opening of The Juniper Passion a dramatic opera that was performed in the Teatro Romano, on the slopes of Monte Cassino. The three act opera, by New Zealand composer Michael F. Williams, remembers New Zealand’s armed forces and is dedicated to soldiers from all sides who fought at Monte Casino. Kay’s works set the scene for patrons as they arrived. They were placed at the base of a historic Roman amphitheatre that dwarfed the reasonably large paintings. Kay proudly describes the premiere of The Juniper Passion “there was friendship, cooperation, a wonderful spirit of inclusiveness, and to top it all off a magnificent performance of this amazing contemporary dramatic which is built on a part of the shared history between Italy and New Zealand."
Kay captures her Italian adventures in more detail on her blog
Kay's work displayed at the entrance to the Opera