Hollywood Parade

Downtown Hollywood St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 13th get ready for the 2016 St. Patty’s Day Parade Downtown Hollywood, Florida. I will be chalking something green on the street from 2-6pm at 2016 Hollywood Blvd, downtown Hollywood. Get your green on!

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St. Patrick's Day

Nautical Flea Market Jan. 23

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This Saturday I will be creating a chalk piece at the annual Nautical Flea Market hosted by the City of Pompano Beach & Lighthouse Point, located at Pompano Community Park. The event will run both Saturday & Sunday hosting over 23 vendors from fishing, paddle boarding and boating. My street painting will include nautical theme and begin at 8am Saturday morning into the afternoon
http://www.nauticalfleamarket.net
Nautical Flea Market

Sarasota Chalk Fest

Venice Chalk Festival Nov 2015

The theme was “Eat Drink & be Merry”. The international Florida festival in Sarasota relocated to the quaint town of Venice on Florid’s west coast. I created a cluster of jeweled fruit, working alongside many talented artists from around the world in the downtown district with the 2D artists. The larger airport grounds hosted many large scale 3D works, including the world record led by chalk art pioneer Kurt Wenner.
Harvest

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World record

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Chalktoberfest 2015

The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art hosted its annual street painting festival October 10th-11th, showcasing 54+ chalk artists from around the country. The theme was patriotic, and the chalk & beer fest was filled with music and fun!

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Duende 2015

The Broward 100 event “Duende” celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Broward County October 2-3D downtown Ft. Lauderdale. I brought along 2 talented street painters to create pavement art paying homage to the arts in Broward County.
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Duende Weekend

Broward 100 “Duende” Event Oct 2-3rd

I will be creating a chalk mural alongside 2 other talented street painters for this special event honoring Broward County’s 100th birthday!

“2015 marks the 100th birthday of Broward County. Broward 100 is a yearlong centennial celebration to showcasing the communities within the County and commemorating its history, culture and arts.
Broward 100 commemorates Broward County’s centennial with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bring Broward residents together using our arts, sports and recreation venues, natural attractions and incredible diversity to creatively bridge, bond and build their communities.” -Broward Cultural Division

Duende

Duende street painters

Duende street painters


Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

ChildNet mural May 2015

ArtServe in the Sun Sentinel

ArtServe Mural

August 6th, 2015

The Giving Tree mural completed this past May for the newly relocated ChildNet offices made a feature in the Sun Sentinel newspaper this morning. The murals, based on classic children’s books were designed to create an atmosphere of safety and comfort for the kids brought through this non-profit child welfare system. The four Artserve artists brought in include myself, Jane Casoria, Nadine Floyd, and Lori Pratico.

http://www.flchildren.org/news-media/latest-news/1040-bb-t-lighthouse-project-volunteers-design-and-paint-murals-for-children-in-foster-care

Jaye Abbate & Carrie Bennett

Jaye Abbate & Carrie Bennett


http://youtu.be/ZnE_OpQNFyUYou Tube clip

MarktstraBe

Wilhelsmhaven Street Fest Aug. 1-2

The coastal town of Wilhelmshaven, Germany hosted its 5th annual Street Fest August 1-2 in its City Center along the Nordsee Passage. Over 60,000 people came to watch 40 international street artists chalk directly onto the paved MarktstraBe. Artists were divided into 3 categories: 3D, copyists, and free artists, of which I was apart of.
Here is the final result & meaning behind my 8×10 ft piece titled “Die Blaue Blume” or “The Blue Flower”

Die Blaue Blume

Die Blaue Blume


Close up of crown

Close up of crown

“Infinite yearning”—this is how E.T.A. Hoffman summed up Romanticism. At the end of the eighteenth century, German poets, musicians, and philosophers spearheaded Romanticism. For the German Romantics one symbol summed up all their dreams—the blue flower. The image of the blue flower first appeared in Heinrich von Ofterdingen, a coming-of-age novel written by German romantic author Novalis in the eighteenth century. Rejecting the materialism of the bourgeois world around him, the young Heinrich searches for artistic and spiritual fulfillment, symbolized by a perfect blue flower. “It is not treasures that I care for” Heinrich said to himself, “but I long to see the blue flower. I cannot rid my thoughts of the idea, it haunts me.”

“After first gaining popularity during the Romantic movement, the symbol can also be found frequently in German folk songs of the last two centuries:
“If the golden sun laughs so bright, the world I must go roam,
Because somewhere in the earthly light, the blue flower must grow.
So I search the land and near the sea, to find this little flower,
And only where that blossom be, could I ever cease to wander.”
-“Wenn hell die golden Sonne lacht,” author unknown

The blue flower was adopted by both the German youth Movement during the Weimar Era and the Student Movement of the 1960s as a symbol of hope and regeneration after the world wars—the image could
be seen frequently on protests signs from both movements. Jim and Ruth Bauer, creators of The Blue Flower, were drawn to the image as it symbolized the complex world of the Weimar artists—searching both for artistic perfection as well as a way to rebuild the broken world that surrounded them.”
-American Repertory Theatre
Photo by Light Chamber Production
“A blue flower is a central symbol of inspiration. It stands for desire, love, and the metaphysical striving for the infinite and unreachable. It symbolizes hope and the beauty of things.” -Harvard University Press ISBN 0-674-02455-1

Day 2 complete

Day 2 complete

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International Street Painting Aug 1-2

I am excited to announce I will be traveling to Wilhelmshaven, Germany August 1-2 for their 5th annual street art festival this summer! Artists from all over the world will be traveling to this event in both 2D and 3D categories of pavement art using chalk pastel.

Pastel & acrylic on canvas

Art Live 2015

The Art Live event at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club Tuesday night was a great success! A live Art event to benefit the Broward Children’s Hospital, 4 artists successfully auctioned their artwork after 90 minutes of live painting on a stage. The evening was filled with music, refreshments, artwork from Rosetti Gallery, & fashion from Body & Soul Boutique in Lighthouse Point. Here are some snapshots featuring local artists John Paul Goncalves, Wendy Nicholas, Kris McDermott, & yours truly. Enjoy!

Art Live 2015

Art Live 2015


Art Live
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Abstract by Jon Paul Goncalves

Abstract by Jon Paul Goncalves


Artist Wendy Nicholas

Artist Wendy Nicholas