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Red Skelton Performing Arts Center hosting "Paint America Funny Again"

June 6, 2019 / Red Skelton Performing Arts Center hosting “Paint America Funny Again”

 

VINCENNES, Ind. – Acclaimed artist Randall Hedden will present “Paint America Funny Again”, a live painting performance accompanied by music on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center located on the Vincennes University campus.

The performance celebrates the accomplishments and influences of celebrities and notables, such as Red Skelton, with live performance art. Tickets cost $20.

Paintings will come to life on canvas depicting the celebrity’s passion, personality, and influence while being synchronized to customized medleys. Thematic elements, historical content, and audience participation will heighten the sensory experience while sharing the joy and emotion of the most important artists, stars, and heroes in history.

The audience is encouraged to have photos taken with the art following the show.

Since the inception of TributeArtLive!, Hedden has opened for celebrities and dignitaries throughout the country. He has been featured on “America’s Got Talent” and several television stations nationwide.

Hedden grew up in Evansville, studied art at Vincennes University, and his murals have been featured on buildings in Vincennes. He currently lives in Tempe, Arizona.

His art has raised over 1.75 million dollars for charities across the United States.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 812-888-4184 or online at www.redskeltonmuseum.org.

The Red Skelton Performing Arts Center is located at 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd.

 

ABOUT RED SKELTON

 

Vincennes native Red Skelton is an internationally recognized entertainer whose talents included comedy, pantomime, painting, composing, and writing. Rising to the heights of popularity in television, radio, and motion pictures, Skelton earned the admiration of millions of fans, including the Indiana Legislature that backed the construction of the $17 million Red Skelton Performing Arts Center at Vincennes University. Adjoining the Center is the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, a fully interactive museum that explores American comedy in the context of Red’s life and comedic genius, showcasing it in a variety of formats. The Red Skelton Show was a top-rated television program 1951-1971, earning Skelton three Emmy awards and the 1986 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award for lifetime achievement.

 

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Vincennes University Newsroom

MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports Information Director
   812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu, mmartinez@vinu.edu

 

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom

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