I had the pleasure of painting a single day event performance mural as the welcoming entertainment for the 2019 AgeWell Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. A performance mural is an orchestrated and timed artwork that is created for a live audience as it's own event, or part of a larger event. With a live paint performance, the act of painting itself is performed as type of creative expression and entertainment in its own right.
As an artist, the experience of creating a live performance painting is unique, thrilling and inspiring. Where I normally am only focused on creating the best mural or painting as the final expression, a performance mural plays out on fast forward. Planning and staging are important as each element or stage of the painting, for example painting a blue sky, is given a limited amount of time.
Age Well Expo 2019 at the Rio Las Vegas Review-Journal March 16, 2019 - 6:31 pm David Ou-Yang leads a beginners session in tai chi and qigong during the fifth annual AgeWell Expo at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
(Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Robert Levrant, far left, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, at UNLV, talks with attendees during the fifth annual AgeWell Expo at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
(Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto People attending the fifth annual AgeWell Expo on Saturday got a chance to envision new ways to re-imagine life after age 50.
The free event, presented by the Las Vegas Review-Journal at the Rio, offered hundreds of local and national companies, as well as experts covering a variety of topics including career, fitness, financial planning advice, health and wellness, dating and retirement.
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