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In the Art Bar: Bill Ball FIREBALL

Bill Ball will have a reception in the Art Bar Saturday, October 6th from 5-7pm.

"With no formal training in art, I only discovered that I was an artist when I found myself at Burning Man, a week long art and music festival in the Nevada desert. Artists were constructing and painting walls and sharing spaces. I was given a wall. I was tentative at first but threw myself into painting. "Psychedelic Cross" was the result, a large, vibrant, multicolored work... but a temporary one. I slept for a few hours and awoke to find it had been painted over. With this loss I began to revisit the recent loss of my entire family. Could I heal myself with my creativity? I picked up a one-inch brush and for hours threw paint with pain and anger, using color to process it and heal. I finished painting, stepped back and turned to see what I had created. I smiled, laughed, and cried all at once realizing I had unlocked a hidden artist. I came home and converted my living room into my new art studio." ~Bill Ball "Fireball"