It isn’t every Friday night you get a chance to hear Beethoven and Schumann mixed together with scratch tracks while watching LIVE painting!  The National Arts Centre cooked up a party last night called Classical Collisions and it turned out to be a full house, wild and crazy show!  The live painting was provided by local graffiti artists working jumbo size panels.

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You can see on the table, the dude’s gear is mainly high end spray can paint.  I watched this guy working and there wasn’t a lot of brush work happening.

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By the end of the night (11:30) he’d come up with this!  (That’s suppose to be the boys, Bee and Schu, getting things sorted out.)

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For music they had some crazy kid up there screwing around with a record player and who knows what all but they eventually added some live musicians, cats from the NAC orchestra took the stage and mixed some live with recorded and it was an interesting sound.

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A seemingly “well heeled” venue, folks of all ages arrived and were dressed in flashy “downtown”, down to rags.  And let me tell you the funny things you hear from some of those 30 something and 40 something women when they see an Indian in the midst!

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Of course they had to have the general issue canvas/wall where the wannabes could get wiggly and I, being one of the 500 or more wannabes in the joint, had to take a turn!

A great time, too bad the NAC only cooks up a party like this every now and again instead of say, monthly.

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