Stop making art and you die – TEDx

“Life is a fatal adventure. It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible?”
Alexander Eliot

Against a backdrop featuring Alexander Eliot’s famous quote, artist Rich Theroux delivers an inspiring talk on why we we need to keep making art.

About Rich Theroux

alex-signedRich 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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