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Speed Painter Tom Varano Inspires MRE Students

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -

How fast can local artist Tom VaranoSpeed artist Tom Varano paints at Morgan Road Elementary paint?

Morgan Road Elementary students recently learned the answer to that question when Varano brought his Emotion into Art performance to the school.

In just one hour, Varano completed four paintings - featuring Martin Luther King Jr., the Statue of Liberty, Simba and Albert Einstein - and shared personal stories with students. Throughout, the speed painter and inspirational speaker shared a simple message with the students – “Be yourself, take risks and follow your dreams.”

As part of his Emotion into Art performances Varano uses fingertips, palms and multiple brushes to paint on a 4-by-5 foot canvas in just a matter of minutes. As he works, music draws the audience into what is being created on the blank canvas. 

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