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‘Paint Up A Storm’ held in San Ignacio Town Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

An activity celebrating the free expression of art was held in San Ignacio Town at the Cayo Welcome Center on Saturday of this past weekend. Sponsored by both the Winsom Foundation and the San Ignacio’s and Santa Elena’s House of Culture, the arts filled day brought together artists from Belize City and other parts of the Country.

Children were out in large numbers to place fine stokes of many colors to paper. While some ten artists, who worked in pairs, were given boxes of a variety of supplies and asked to come up with their own costumes.

By mid-day Saturday, five models walked on stage with their costumes, some made from easily accessible materials such as plastic, paper and tape.

“The whole concept is for artists to come, no pressure, it is not to sell...it is just for the pure joy of creating and having stuff coming from your soul,” says Winsom Winsom, who has been holding 'Paint Up a Storm' in San Ignacio Town for the last five years, mostly at her own expense.

The idea of 'Paint Up a Storm' has taken off and it is Winsom Winsom's  intention to take her creative spark to other parts of the Country, but will be needing sponsors to do so.

New research has shown that by participating in activities, such as art, the human brain grows new neural connections or dendrites and in their wake, new bio-chemical (messaging) pathways.

Having taught teachers in Canada, Winsom Winsom believes that partaking in arts, such as visual arts, assists the participants to function more effectively in other areas of life.

“Every subject can be thought with art,” she says.

The organizers of ‘Paint Up a Storm’ would like to thank Bowen and Bowen and Alicia M. Bejos Cambranes for providing tents and to Fuego Bar  & Grill Belize for providing a wonderful lunch for the artists and their assistants.