community painting
To inaugurate the CANVAS Outdoor Museum initiative, anón brought an interactive community piece to a charity gala, consisting of a partial view of a larger community mural to be done a few days later. Gala attendees young and old, in dresses and tuxedos, were invited to paint alongside one another, resulting in a beautiful collaborative experience in an unlikely place.
• 4' x 4' canvas
• 400+ triangles
• 50+ guests
Anon’s community project at the CANVAS Gala offered the opportunity for anyone and everyone to experience creating beautiful art. Rather than simply observing his work, Anon warmly invited everyone to actively participate in the creation of an exquisite composition. The concept was a powerful message of synergy for both the artist and the viewer as we were no longer isolated into one category or the other. The project awakened event attendees as it evoked loving energy and feelings of connectedness and empowerment among all...
At an Art Gala -a setting that often creates division by promoting exclusivity as something to be desired, Anon’s idea boldly tore down those boundaries. He bridged the gap between the viewer and the creator by welcoming all individuals and encouraging them to share in a profound experience of collectively creating something beautiful. This was something that grew my understanding of the limitations we place on ourselves when we label the “artist” and the “observer.” As an artist, it made me realize and question my own distorted notions of an “us” and “them” mentality as we all shared in this powerful movement.
—Jessica Dadiomoff, fine artist (

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