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Chalk Lit Fest 1.13.18

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Chalk festival

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Chalk festival

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.

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

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

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.

Lake Worth 2015

Lake Worth Street Painting 2015

The 21st Lake Worth Street Painting Festival was a great success this year! Hundreds of artists created live chalk murals on the streets of Downtown Lake Worth, Florida Feb 21st-22nd sharing their passion & expression on the pavement. Here is my worked titled “Joy”, also featured in the Huffington Post article below:

Joy by Carrie Bennett

Lake Worth, Fl

Carrie Bennett

Joy

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Lake Worth Street Painting Festival 2015!

Lake worth

Mark your calendars this month for the 21st annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival! Looking forward to working on my 10 x 10 ft work of art

http://www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org/index.php/about

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Coral Springs Street Mural for Biz Art 2015

Saturday’s Biz Art event in Coral Springs was a great success! I met so many kind people and enthusiastic kids of all ages! I created a brightly colored mockingbird for the literary theme of “To Kill a Mockingbird” selected by the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

Biz Art
Mockingbird

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