Rich speaks on the importance of love in art.
About the speaker
Rich Theroux is the co-founder of the Rumble House Arts Society (formerly known as Gorilla House LIVE ART). Most Calgarians know Theroux for founding the Gorilla House LIVE ART which facilitated a platform for artists to engage with their audience. His passion is to promote local artists and provide them with a space to create, exhibit and sell their work all in the same night.
Gorilla House Live Art started in July 2012 as a drop-in space for artists but quickly became known for its “live art battles” on Wednesday nights. The gist? Artists show up, spin the “wheel of doom” for a theme and have to create a work of art in just two hours, which gets auctioned off at the close of the night. The events were open-to-all-ages and free to attend. People can stay and watch or be a part of the creative process.
Theroux is a painter, writer and an art teacher at St. Michael’s Junior High School. He is also the co-author of the 2014 Inclusionist Manifesto.
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These are the two things you have control over, you can start out authentic and you can stay feral. — Rich Theroux
There are so many things that I really want to say that I can't say with words ... but I can say them with a poem, I can say them with a painting, I can say them with a dance. — Rich Theroux