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Art is in the eye of the beholder and the passion thereof time and limitless. The same can be said about Brad Twaddle’s immeasurable energy and passion for Dancing and the Arts.

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Interview with Kiyon Gaines

Kiyon grew up in Laytonsville, Maryland, a small suburb outside of Baltimore. His mom was a single parent who raised him and his two older siblings, a brother and a sister, with help from his aunt and grandmother. Kiyon describes his mother, grandmother and aunt as very strong women who emphasized the core values of hard work, extreme perseverance as not only the building blocks for achievement, but also the...


J O Y  F U L L N E S S

Finding joy in aligning symbology with the poetry of experience, 

memory and storytelling, meaning and discovery. 

There is something metaphorically symbolic about the wave.  

In the waves — 

the big ones, the farther out set, 

 what I call the third tier of rollers — 

I find unbridled...


Dancing for Joy | Extraordinary Teacher

Kiyon Gaines teaches students in both the Men’s Professional Division and the Open Adult Classes at Pacific Northwest Ballet

When Kiyon Gaines walks into the studio and lights up the room with his mega-watt presence, saying Good morning, Everybody, dancers feel his energy drawing them in. Soon dancers of all levels and abilities, from seasoned and aspiring professionals to weekend hobbyists, are...


Exploring Ancient Runes through Coloring Workshop

Ever wondered how to have a direct experience with a universe many have long forgotten? The Norse Runes are very ancient symbols known to contain great power and whose “circuit of energy” can be tapped.

• Learn the history of the Runes• Learn about their uses for Divination and as Talismans • Color the Runic symbols to enhance your unique experience.• Receive energy and...


A Tête à Tête with Miró and Other Master Artists

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) in Colorado – known for its remarkable art shows, which have included works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall and Matisse – currently has a bursting, vibrant exhibit of Joan Miró’s paintings and sculptures, titled “Instinct and Imagination.” The presentation, featuring Miró’s accomplishments in the last decades of his life, 1963 to 1983, is from the Museo Nationale Centro de Arte Reina, in Sofia, Madrid.

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