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10-28-2004, 09:40 PM
Think Big World Record Painting Unveiled Friday
Oct 28, 2004, 6:12:44 PM

The world record breaking “Think Big” handprint painting will be unveiled Friday morning in Lot G at the Truman Sports Complex. The finished painting measures 4 _ feet high by 600 feet long and breaks the previously established world record, set in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2002, by approximately 450 square feet. After the unveiling, the painting will be installed on the field wall inside Arrowhead Stadium and is expected to stretch from the 50 yard line on one side of the stadium to the 50 yard line on the opposite side.

To help encourage Kansas City to “Think Big” in support of the arts in our region, citizens from all five metropolitan counties were invited to participate in this community arts project. The outpouring of interest from the community was impressive. The painting traveled all five counties and hundreds of people added thousands of handprints to the painting.

This project is sponsored by the Arts Council, The Storytellers, Inc., Pan-Educational Institute, Fry Wagner Moving and Storage, and Custom Color Corporation. Our special thanks to all of our hosts: Swangstu-Ferguson School of Art, Children’s Museum of Kansas City, Gladstone Parks and Recreation Department, Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department, the Platte County Arts Council, and Wonderscope Children’s Museum.

The “Think Big” campaign in support of County Question 1 is about preserving, improving upon, and creating new metropolitan cultural assets and activities. It is a small investment of 1/4 cent on retail sales, or a dime a day per person in the metropolitan area, that would be paid over the next 12 to 15 years, with half of the revenue used to modernize the Truman Sports Complex, and half used to help fund the new Performing Arts Center and provide world-class arts programs in all communities throughout the metropolitan area. County Question 1 will appear on the ballot on November 2, 2004.

For more details on The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, visit www.ArtsLinks.org. For more details on County Question 1, visit www.votebig.org.

10-28-2004, 10:02 PM
Stupid ploy for exposure.

Think Big. Vote no.

10-28-2004, 10:04 PM
Stupid ploy for exposure.

Think Big. Vote no.

I agree.