We touched upon Open Mics in our previous post. While the majority of artists who stopped in brought their keyboards, drums, and guitars, there were a couple folks who also brought their paint brushes!
We had a few Open Mic evenings that featured the likes of Paige Norman and our own Raquel Jensen painting away as fellow artists serenaded the crowd. Being an artist, whether you play an instrument or wield a brush, is always a vulnerable practice, especially in front of a crowd. The fact that these two created a piece of artwork, from start to finish, on stage is something very special. It was fascinating and insightful seeing their process, and a glimpse into what makes them tick. We were glued, wondering what the next detail on the canvas was going to be, or why they did it. It became more about watching the inner workings of an artist than the art itself. If you have never seen a live painting before, it will be one of the best experiences you will be a part of!
Thank you again, Paige & Raquel, for sharing a piece of yourselves. We were honored to have you both. The paintings were beautiful, and mean more to us knowing everything that went into them.
Here are a few more photos from the evening.
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Photos by Matt (IG: FStopStories)