Chalk Lit Fest was a huge success last weekend drawing over 4K visitors to the downtown library in Ft. Lauderdale. I was fortunate to help run the event alongside Broward Cultural Division and Broward County Main Library Jan 13, 2018. With 25 professional chalk artists inspiring the spectators, we invited the public to draw and add their colorful mark to the library’s main plaza square.
This one day event will be an engaging festival sponsored by Blick Art Supply, Jerry’s Artarama, and NSU Art Museum.
Where: 100 S Andrews Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 on the north plaza
When: Saturday, January 13th 10-5pm
Featuring 2D & 3D professional street painters from all over the state.
See you there!
The 2018 Chalk Lit festival is coming to you this January at the Broward County Library downtown Fort Lauderdale. This free 1-day festival celebrates literature through dozens of 2D & 3D chalk murals covering the north square of the Main Library.
To apply as a chalk artist click here: Artist Application
The theme is *literature* and you may choose to work 4×6′, 5×5′ or 6×6′. SPACES WILL BE LIMITED!
Visit Chalk Lit Fest Linkhttp://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Pages/Chalk-Lit.aspx for details.
My latest painting for Lighthouse Point City Hall titled “High Beacon” is a homage to the beautiful Hillsboro Lighthouse, located in the town of Hillsboro Beach across the inlet. Built in Michigan and transported to our east coast, the famous fresnel lens is one of the most powerful in the world.
Nicknamed “Big Diamond”, this lighthouse symbolizes the beauty & light our region releases to its local community & its visitors. It is my honor to be apart of this town & contribute to its visual history.
We are getting ready to create our traveling bottle cap mural “Catch the Wave” for this summer’s recycled community art initiative! Hola Mundo Beach campers will join together to attach plastic bottle caps onto wood panels, forming a long interconnected wave mosaic. We will drill the caps into place right on the beach & install in 2 cities starting this summer! Stay tuned for more…
My pastel piece “Facets of Freedom” has been selected by the City of Coral Springs to be wrapped around traffic utility boxes around the city for a public art install! The piece will be printed and vinyl wrapped along Sample and Coral Springs Drive next month. This original portrait was created for the Pompano art exhibit “Loosed” inside Blooming Bean Cafe at BaCA last April and represents seeing the world and its potential for beauty with refined vision and hope. It is my delight to add my touch of color and light to the beautiful and vibrant town of Coral Springs.
“Facets of Freedom” (pastel on canvas) to be featured at Bailey Contemporary Arts this month inside Blooming Bean Cafe.
“Perfectly crafted facets shaped
Loosened light just right
I am awake”
January 21st, 2017 Pompano Beach hosted its annual Nautical Flea market along with the city of Lighthouse Point. I created a large scale 13×13′ angel fish on Saturday using chalk pastel directly onto the pavement. After priming the street with watered down tempera paint, I filled the fish with brightly colored patterns, using both my hands (yes ouch) & sponges. After a substantial water spill, I was able to fully complete my fishy guy. I had a great time interacting with my community & meeting new faces! Stay tuned for future chalk events…