While multi-instrumentalist virtuoso and dynamic vocalist Ellis Hall performs April 28 during a live radio show at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, local artist Renee Keady will showcase her talents by painting a masterpiece on canvas using acrylics.
Keady is one of several award-winning street painting artists who will use chalk to transform the pavement into a gallery of “Art Coming Alive” during the City’s Arts Alive Festival April 30-May 1.
Before then, she will find her inspiration in Ellis Hall, who has performed and recorded with musical elite such as Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, George Benson, Michael McDonald, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, George Duke, Huey Lewis and the News, and Ray Charles. He will perform and she will paint nearby during the Blake Aaron Radio Show from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28.
“I love to paint to music and when I hear the music of Ellis Hall, I can see a canvas full of vibrant colors and love,” she said. “So you know there’s going to be heart in there somewhere. To me, jazz is full of abstract vibrations and energy, so we’ll see what happens.”
Registration for the free “livecast” show is available at KSBR.org or by calling 949-582-5727. The public is invited to see Keady paint inside the community center on April 28 and join other talented street painters in creating spectacular chalk murals on the pavement during the Arts Alive Festival April 30-May 1. For more information about the festival, visit http://cityofmissionviejo.org/artsalivefestival.
The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center is at 24932 Veterans Way.