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Music and arts Collide with Paul Murray show

FERGUS - Artist Paul Murray has reinvented the art of speed painting in his show that will take place at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Nov. 17. 

Murray, who’s known to be a hermit, hams it up on stage and seems to draw everyone in to see his next move. 

His most unorthodox ways of painting multiple eight-foot canvases in just minutes is truly “mind-boggling,” organizers state.

Each painting is done differently.

“I’ve reinvented myself ... I’ve reinvented the new fad ‘speed painting’ into a suspense filled performance art,” said Murray. “There’s nothing like it – no one has seen anything like it before. As far as I know, I’m the only one in the world painting this way.”

The show is centered around great Canadian entertainers Sarah Smith, Brian Good and Murray - all have had success on their own and recently they’ve teamed up to bring a tour to theaters and schools across Ontario - hoping to inspire young aspiring artists. 

Along the tour the three artists will be holding a discovery session and meet and greet before each show to talk to aspiring artists and answer questions.

The talent

“We are fostering youth in the arts in hopes to help them follow their dreams,” Murray said. 

“We live our dreams daily. Our success can help others. We know what it takes to make it as full-time artists and we have a powerful yet intimate way to share this knowledge and help future Ontario artists reach their potential as well.”

They will be joined by some surprise mega-talents as well as local youth singers, artists and dancers. 

Smith’s voice has just the right amount of gravel to rock out but you can sense her heart, her soul and her passion. 

She is originally from Arthur, just back from a successful European tour and looking forward to sharing her Christmas spirit with her new Christmas Wish album.

Good picked up a guitar at age 10. 

He and twin brother Bruce Good have toured together their entire lives. 

They were joined by brother Larry and recorded one album with James Ackroyd as James and The Good Brothers with members of The Grateful Dead. They then became the Good Brothers. 

Good is premiering his first Solo CD Good as Gold on this tour. 

“I’m very excited to be part of the ‘Music ‘n Arts Collide Ontario tour’,” said Good. 

“The concept is exciting - Murray’s high caliber art and his dedication to always give back is extraordinary.”

Make-A-Wish

The show is selling off the stage paintings during the event to support Make-a-Wish and Ronald McDonald House. This will help others reach their dreams.  

Passing it forward

The show is the result of the campaign of Murray’s “Passing it forward” educational program in which students and local performers share the stage with the artists.

“We include students in the performance, and work with them in mentoring and later in workshops in both Music and Art with our school tours,” Murray said.

There will only be one show at The Grand Theatre on Nov. 17 at 7:30pm.

For more information or to become a partner contact Kati-Jane at 865-436-8446  or katimobile@paulmurray.com.

November 2, 2018

 
 

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