Dancing Across the Canvas 3D Painting and Live Performance
Tara Shorey

Tara Shorey invites participants to dance upon the canvas, weaving in storytelling, Live Musicians and Painting. Through this collaboration a painting of beauty is birthed. This is the birth of the canvas, once dried from the sun, Tara will continues to work on the canvas during Bliss Camp while engaging and sharing with her audience through the weekend. These painting performances were created back in 2009 where Tara directed and performed at Isis Oasis, Winter Garden Solo show, Temple SF, BurningMan, Google Headquarters, Cloud 9 and Interstella yoga studio. Each piece is unique and inspiration can be drawn both from watching and participating in this experience. The Intent of these pieces are to take a risk and to show the expression of what’s in the moment, an opportunity for people to come together in a ceremonial way to join in the creative process that by the end of the event results in a beautiful work of art.

Tara Shorey, originally from the Coast of Maine, made her way to CA to follow her dreams as an Artist, Ceremonial Dancer, Bodyworker of 17 years and Trained Counselor and Teacher. A warm, open, generous, funny, edgy, determined, passionate and insightful rainbow warrior, she brings her unique vision to paper and canvas, creating fascinating images through her Movement and Painting meditation practice. Her multi-faceted abstracts lead the viewer into an unknown world that’s splashed, stroked, run, splattered, wiped away, hidden and revealed in turquoise, purple, red, and orange. Her art is a Dance Across the Canvas captured on a surface, a kind of time lapse journey. It’s as if her large scale canvases look inside the soul of the Beauty Way.

For Tara, art is everywhere. Walk with her and she’ll show you another way of viewing reality and where she draws her inspiration from as she stops to photograph patterns in nature, shorelines, setting suns, winged ones, and ordinary and the lil people. Creation is like breathing for Tara who feels naked without a brush, pen or camera in hand, and without a way to pour out her brilliantly colored vision of Beauty to the world.

Her passion for creation is infectious, and she delights in awakening the dormant artist in others, especially children. She supports and guides others to uncover, discover and recover their Creative Spirit and pushes the edge of self-expression, providing a safe container to explore the new and unseen. Tara’s large scale canvases can be found in corporate offices; and she frequently executes private commissioned works.

Tara’s mission is to support, inspire and empower others to find their own unique form of beauty and expression and give it life.

Tara creates and teaches at heARTistryinMOTIONstudios, a movement and art studio she opened at the Western Edge of the TraX in Berkeley CA. Her work was featured in Conscious Dancer Magazine. And is represented in corporate offices and private collections within the San Francisco Bay Area.