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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

Surfboard “Color-in” Community Art

Finally saying goodbye to this 6 foot repurposed surfboard from the Yelp Spring Break 2015 Community Color-In with Bailey Contemporary Arts! After outlining a design on a refinished old board, local spring breakers filled in the spaces with sharpie paint pens right on the beach. After a few touch ups and a coat of resin, it is finding its home this week with a lucky buyer. More repurposed board projects to come! Stay tuned

Yelp
Yelp

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Relay for Life Art Auction

Here are some shots of our Community Color-in from Saturday, May 9th at “Relay for Life” 2015 in Lauderdale by the Sea. This board was auctioned off at the end of the evening’s events to raise money for the American Cancer society.

Surfboard color in
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Surfboard color in
Detail

Come out to Lauderdale by the Sea this Saturday between 9am-9pm for the community fundraising event, “Relay for Life”. Teams of people come together and participate in various events while raising funds for the American Cancer Society.
I will be there showcasing my SCS student artwork entries themed “Fun in the Sun”, as well as coloring in a repurposed surfboard with the community to be auctioned off at the event!
Stop by between 10am-1pm to add your touch the the surfboard while enjoying the beach events!

May 9th lauderdale by the Sea

May 9th lauderdale by the Sea

Fun in the Sun

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Color the City Summer Workshops!

The Color the City Art Camp Dates have been adjusted to meet the needs of our exciting new undertaking! We will be designing park towers and posts for the City of Ft. Lauderdale in this 1 week camp. Age groups have been merged to allow sufficient group collaboration to design & create together these beautiful artworks! Spaces limited. Apply below

2015 Art Camp
Application

city park posts

city park posts

Refraction

2015 Courage Exhibit

I have the honor and privilege of being apart of an exhibit called “Courage”, a traveling art show with a purpose to showcase artists response to the question, “What does courage look like?” It is an exhibit based in Greensboro, NC and traveling to galleries, hospitals, and showrooms around NC and beyond 2015-2016. I am excited to see the impact of this series!
"Refraction"
“Refraction”
“The face of courage burns brightly with light and vision. It’s course is victory, and conquers discouragement with the light of its strength.”
Tiger Lilies
“Tiger Lilies”
“Lilies are a symbol of refined beauty and wealth. The tiger represents boldness, confidence, and regal beauty. We are all capable of royal, refined beauty as we move forward in our lives and blossom into our strongest self.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Sunday March 15th I created a street mural for Hollywood’s St. Patrick’s day event & parade. Here are some pics of the 3 hour chalk mural!
Emerald
St. Patty
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Pot of gold

Next weekend, March 29th I will be participating in Ft. Lauderdale’s “Quick Draw” along downtown Riverfront between 12-3pm! http://browardartguild.org/Quick-Draw.htm?utm_source=Quick+Draw+2015+-+2&utm_campaign=Quick+Draw&utm_medium=email