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The Quick 10: 10 Celebrity Artists

Stacy Conradt
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I went to an art show last night for some local artists, including Shawn Crahan. Maybe you don't know the name, but you've probably heard of his band: Slipknot. Some people are just so overflowing with creativity that it can't be contained to one medium "“ they sing, they act, they sculpt, they paint. I don't have that problem (I wish I did), but here are 10 people who do.

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4. Josh Hartnett took up oil painting in high school after he was injured playing football. In fact, after 40 Days and 40 Nights got big, he took some time off to travel and paint. "It relaxes me because it's just me and the canvas and there's no right way or wrong way," he said. But he must keep his work to himself, because I couldn't find any examples of it.

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9. Sylvester Stallone. I know. I thought the same thing. But yes, Sly paints. I guess technically he's a multi-media artist, because his piece Rocky I included bits of script from the first Rocky film. I'm sure Rocky I hangs in a place of honor in a collector's home somewhere"¦

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There are plenty of other celebrity artists "“ are there any you think are particularly good? Or any who are laughably bad? Share in the comments, and have a good weekend!

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