Significant cultural artifacts often inspire their own creative and generative responses. This is certainly the case for Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," perhaps one of the most interest-generating and discussed paintings of all time. One such response produced by the Mona can be seen this weekend, as Jules Tasca's "Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa" comes to the Kodak Center. Focused on the narrative timeline of the painting, the show explores the enigma memorialized on canvas, and the relationships between Da Vinci and his subject, Lady Gioconda, played by Tom Bigongiari and Sara Bickweat Penner respectively. In tandem with "Live Drawing," the production team will display artwork submitted by area artists (students, amateurs, and professionals) inspired by Da Vinci's work. If the show piques interest in Da Vinci, the Rochester Museum and Science Center is currently displaying a major exhibit about the artist's life and work.
"Live Drawing: A Portrait of Mona Lisa" will run Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 15, in Camera Club Theater B at the Kodak Center for Performing Arts, 200 West Ridge Road. 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays. $15-$20. kodakcenter.org.