Majid paints the magic in the moment |

Majid paints the magic in the moment

Post Independent Photo/Kara K. Pearson W/ BIZ STORY Majid Kahhak works on "Bull Rider" - a patchwork-style painting with a spatula at the Kahhak Fine Arts and School in Carbondale Thursday night.

One of the many skills of painter Majid Kahhak is capturing movement with his paintbrush while the object is still in motion. Unlike many painters, Kahhak doesn’t focus solely on portraits or still life. Frequently, he paints sporting events and live performances as they’re happening.”The actual painting process might last only 20 minutes, but speed here is for its own sake,” said Kahhak. “Its function is to confuse the ego and kick it out of the picture so that something higher is allowed to work through me.”

Business Name: Kahhak Fine Arts and SchoolOwner: Majid KahhakAddress: 411 Main St., CarbondaleOpen Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days/weekPhone: 704-0622Fax: 704-0622E-mail:

Web site: http://www.mkahhak.comYears in business: 512Number of employees: 1Is this a franchise? NoWhat do you do? Sell paintings, teach art classes, use space as a studio and chess club. We host art shows, including international art shows. We also paint live musical performances and sporting events.Who are your customers? Human beings. Some locals and some tourists.

What’s unique about your business? It’s an open art studio. Art happens here! I’m the artist and I’m here every day, educating and sharing. Also the teaching aspect with live models and musicians is very attractive to locals and visitors alike. The place is alive with creation, energy and purposeful intention.What’s good about doing business here? There’s a potential for growth. The community is highly receptive to our activities, which are not only commercial but essentially educational, interactive and creative.What has been your most successful offering? Attempting to be fully present as much as of the time through my art, my words, my teaching.What’s next for your business? I do not make business plans. It will grow (hopefully) the way it can and needs to.Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext.

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