SATURDAY 2:17 am ……

THE MAGIC HAS BEGUN…….

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO COME ADD YOUR COLORFUL MARK TODAY.

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At 9 pm last night twelve colorfully costumed “artists” joined together around a table offering a myriad of color to begin the 2nd Annual NCAS-I Painting Marathon Relay at the Nalanda Art Therapy Studio. The 3 teams, “Dinosauras Rex,” “Soaring Hearts,” and “Tutulicious Animalz,” were ready and eagerly waiting to make their first marks on the canvas.  At the sound of the ceremonial gong, the painting commenced accompanied by live music, dancing by “the cross-pollinating bee,” Himmat Kour, and a crowd of curious and enthusiastic witnesses.

For the next 48 hours over 200 people or more will have added their marks to one of the three  6′ x 8′ foot paintings in process RIGHT NOW.  While each team has as many as 5 painters painting at one time there is one ceremonial brush that will never leave the canvases for the duration at the 48 hours.

The paintings are a visual testament to the transformative process that art offers the creator.  Side by side the painters create, sharing inspiration, movement and a necessary trust in the process.  By the end, the paintings will have gone through many renditions of expressing the same idea – that together, with ancient wisdom, playfulness, grace, trust in the process, and soaring hearts, we can get through unpredictable moments, contrasts in ideas, sleepness nignts, darkness, utter chaos and icky messes and still create something quite extra-ordinary and beautiful.

Please join us, in body or spirit to help heal what ails us and celebrate what makes us soar.

NOVEMBER 9 -11TH  9PM FRIDAY TO 9PM SUNDAY (public hours 8am-midnight each day)

NALANDA CAMPUS, 6287 ARAPAHOE AVE.

To donate go to http://www.crowdrise.com/paintingmarathon2012

To see more pictures go to our instagram album http://instagram.com/p/R1_s4Ao0n5/

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