h1. 2009 Visual Artist: Theo Noll
Each season, Music@Menlo invites a distinguished visual artist to exhibit a selection of paintings at Menlo School throughout the festival and showcases the artist’s work in the festival’s publications. This year Music@Menlo is pleased to feature *Theo Noll.*
Theo Noll was born in Neuwied, Germany, in 1968. By the time he finished high school, he had developed a passion for art and classical music. Consequently, he studied graphics, painting, art history, and musicology at the University of Marburg, Germany, from 1990 until 1997. Through the years, he applied his artistic talents to a variety of media, from set designs and screen web designs to abstract paintings. For more than a decade now, his works have been exhibited in various art galleries and public collections throughout Europe and the Americas. His most recent solo shows have been on display in Berlin, Germany, in Rosario, Argentina, and in Bratislava, Slovakia. He lives and works in Nuremberg, Germany.
_Theo Noll’s work will be displayed on campus throughout the festival. As part of the "Open House":/discovery/09-Open-House on *Saturday, July 25,* there will be a "Café Conversation":/discovery/cafe-conversations at 12:00 p.m. that features a discussion with the artist, followed by an artist’s reception, both of which are free and open to the public._
h4. Visit http://www.theo-noll.de to learn more about Theo Noll and his artwork.