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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 24, 2011
The BRUSH Experience, an art-centered alternative to nightlife where the patrons paint, presents Pinceau Sur le Bayou (BRUSH on the Bayou) in collaboration with the Black Student Leadership Association at the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, from 8p.m. to midnight.
The event will explore the creative journey into Louisiana culture, the history of Voodoo and its origins. To the soundtrack of music spinning by DJ Giovanny, attendees can create on personal-sized canvases or can contribute to a larger, paint-by-numbers community mural. BRUSH, which has been held at venues and companies around the city for more than a year, is known as a mix between a gallery opening, an intimate concert and playtime that many remember for elementary school.
“It has been one of my goals since I started BRUSH to collaborate with my alma mater,”Marshall Shorts, creator of BRUSH and a local visual communication consultant, who graduated from CCAD in 2006. “I am excited to work with the Black Student Leadership Association to continue to raise awareness of the arts.”
Shorts’ BRUSH Experience concept has been featured at local festivals, events and corporate gatherings as a way to spark creativity in adults and children alike, including Columbus State Community College, CCAD, the King Arts Complex, COSI and other local businesses. Mayor Michael Coleman has also painted canvases at past BRUSH events. “We just decided that we wanted to create an event where people don’t walk away empty handed and maybe used a part of their brain they don’t get to use often…with good music and good people,” the 28-year-old Cleveland native says.
BRUSH will be held at Columbus College of Art & Design – Crane Center Lobby, 112 Cleveland Ave. The event is free for stuudents and $5 for non-students.
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