CANVAS DANCE ~ Collaboration Art For Peace

July 16, 2009
PEACE WOULD BE NICE

PEACE WOULD BE NICE

Pray for Peace in the Middle East!

Painting by Bethann Shannon, who leads group collaborative painting workshops, bringing people together in a peaceful & creative way.

“There is nothing like working on a painting together for a truly fun & bonding experience!”, says Bethann Shannon creator of “Canvas Dance ~ Paintings For Peace” ™…”It’s priceless!”

Bethann Shannon is a LOVE activist…hoping to bring more love into the global picture through her work. “We need to end ALL violence, from inside the home to outside the home and remember to practice LOVE.”..

Peace begins within…

Read more about Bethann Shannon at:

http://www.theartangel.net

http://www.flickr.com/theartangel/

CANVAS DANCE ~ Collaborative Art Workshops

April 21, 2009

Art Collaborations with children

Art Collaborations with children

Collaborative Art ~ 4 Artists Of The Apocalypse

Collaborative Art ~ 4 Artists Of The Apocalypse

Collaborative Art

Collaborative Art

I’m back after having a hysterectomy & ready for some more CANVAS DANCING ~ Collaborative Art!

Canvas Dance is a workshop I lead with all ages. Some samples above. I have several different versions on the theme of collaborative art. My favorite is sort of like “round Robin” which is where people write something as they pass it around. Sort of the same, as each person starts with their own canvas, paints for a timed period, then passes it the the next person for a timed period. I like this one because everyone goes home with a painting with all the group energy, different from the giant painting, that only one person gets!

Now that I’m on the mend from surgery, I’m ready to book some more Canvas Dance parties & Events. Please contact me here if you are interested!

I often volunteer for good causes too!

BTW, if you want to see my process (through cartoons), of my hysterectomy please go to: The Hysterical Hysterectomy ” or “Sperm Art” on http://www.flickr.com

It’s good to be back!

Happy Spring  Everyone!

CANVAS DANCE ™ ~ Painting Collaborations

December 1, 2008
CANVAS DANCE (tm) Workshop with Bethann Shannon (The Art Angel)
CANVAS DANCE ~ PAINTINGS FOR PEACE (tm)  An art & movement workshop created and lead by  Bethann Shannon (A.K.A.The Art Angel)

My greatest passion is collaborating & painting with other people…

artists, non-artists, adults, children, strangers! You name it!

Whenever possible I lead “CANVAS DANCE ~ Paintings For Peace” ™

for fundraisers, benefits, schools and parties,
(some are paid gigs & many I volunteer).
I just LOVE it!
I love it with friends and family TOO!
It is a fabulous way to come together and connect and be close.
I posted some CANVAS DANCE ™
paintings I did with a friend in Asheville, NC
My friends name is Stewart and we collaborated on canvas 
many, many times back in 2004 -2005.
I liked the paintings we did…he owns most of them…I wish I did!
I’m still searching through my files and storage
to find pictures of my earliest art collaborations and
newspaper articles about CANVAS DANCE ™, and I’ll post them once I find them.
It is my wish that more people, family and friends would make ART together!
The piece above was done with my friends David and Judy,
celebrating the shopping & dress shops (especially vintage!) in Northampton, MA !

CANVAS DANCE(tm) INTERACTIVE ART ~ Northampton, MA

November 9, 2008

Hope you can join us at Hay Market Cafe

for a fabulous night of ART!

http://commonwealthcenter.org/

I will be leading “CANVAS DANCE” ™, an interactive art experience!

I’m digging up old articles about “Canvas Dance” ™ &

found one from a few years back in Asheville, NC…Check It Out!

The painting in the photo was done by 4 of us…it’s huge!

Probably about 8 ft by 6 ft!

http://www.mountainx.com/ae/2005/1026apocalypse.php

CANVAS DANCE ™ ~ EVENT IN NORTHAMPTON,MA

November 6, 2008

Come experience CANVAS DANCE~MUSICAL PAINTINGS ™ with The Art Angel

on Friday Night November 14, 2008 at Hay Market Cafe…Northampton , MA. Main Street…

Open poster for more info! Hope to see ya! Bethann Shannon

commonwealthcenter.org/ARThappening.htm – 28k
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
LOVE
THE ART ANGEL
COME "CANVAS DANCE" (tm) With THE ART ANGEL BETHANN SHANNON

COME "CANVAS DANCE" (tm) with THE ART ANGEL ~ Bethann Shannon

CAN’T STOP SMILING! WE LOVE YOU OBAMA!

November 5, 2008
BLACK & WHITE UNITE! OH HAPPY DAY! (registered TM)

BLACK & WHITE UNITE! OH HAPPY DAY! (registered TM)

MY HEART IS SINGING!
OH HAPPY DAY!
OH HAPPY DAY!
THANK YOU
OBAMA!
Love, The Art Angel
YIN YANG MAN (R), (smiley yin yang is a registered trademark & copyright of artist Bethann Shannon)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ~ LICENSING AVAILABLE

Canvas Dance ™ has arrived to Northampton, MA via The ART ANGEL

September 16, 2008

Canvas Dance ™ is a workshop that I created in 1998 & have lead in Asheville, NC, DC area and Lenox, MA.

I’m very excited to have just landed in Northampton, Ma…my new home…I Absolutely LOVE IT here!

Amongst the chaos of boxes, I have still managed to PAINT &

hold 7 Canvas Dance ™ experiences in 2 weeks!

I am NOT at my own computer, so I will post pics later.

I’m in love with this workshop!

HISTORY of “CANVAS DANCE”:

My ex & I created “Canvas Dance – Paintings for Peace” ™,  back in 1998.

We would sit together passing our journals back in forth to each other, adding to each others drawings & words. It was great fun…one day I said “Ya know, we should take this public on large canvases…with music playing”…”Painting parties…collaboration canvases – community canvases”!

That’s exactly what we did & we called it

“CANVAS DANCE” ™…everyone LOVES it! All ages…artists and non-artists!

I offer many variations on the theme,

I actually have a “menu”, eg. painting in silence, painting to rock & roll,

5 minute intervals, 2 minute intervals, women only, men only…etc.

Usually I like to keep the group 3 to 10 max. The group either work on one very large canvas or pass around individual smaller canvases (sort of like musical chairs-only no one gets left out). I like the individual one best because everyone takes home a painting and the paintings are truly wonderful!

But most importantly Canvas Dance ™ is about people being together…having an experience together…sharing ideas & energy! The finished piece is just a bonus!

It’s not about creating a perfect work of art…it’s about letting yourself dance! Play! Freedom! Trusting! Sharing! Connecting with other people, sometimes you are connecting & creating with complete strangers…

and it is great fun to do with close friends & family too.

It’s deep! Besides the creativity…there is the Personal Growth! You get to see change right before your very eyes! You get to observe your “attachments” &  “judgements”! You learn to “LET GO” & trust the process.

During the process, someone or everyone is invited to write down personal thoughts or things people say during the process…and this sometimes is the best part! It makes some beautiful, strange poetry that is shared at the end of the workshop as everyone shows the collaboration canvases.

It is very exciting!

I will be hosting several CANVAS DANCE events locally in Northampton starting in a couple of weeks.

If you are local, look for my posters or call or write me for more info.

I also travel for private events.

To find out more about me – Bethann Shannon, The Art Angel

http://www.bethannshannon.com

http://www.mypetsperm.com

http://www.theartangel.wordpress.com

http://www.fridainheaven.etsy.com

http://www.thedb.com/bethannshannon

http://www.myspace.com/theartangel

I always say “GOOGLE ME!”

828-337-5125

Canvas Dance ™ is a great cure for loneliness!


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