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Hollywood

St. Patrick’s Fest March 15th Hollywood, FL

I will be chalking this Sunday, March 15th in Downtown Hollywood at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade 12pm-6pm!
http://www.stpatricksparade.com

Come out for a fun family day with Irish entertainment, food, music, parades & street painting!

March 2015 Events

March has arrived & there is lots to do! March 1st was spent in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Museum of Art creating an 8×8 ft
Chalk mural with 10 other acclaimed artists.

Royal Tiger

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Saturday’s rain didn’t stop us from finishing our pieces for the 45th annual Gasparilla Festival of the arts. Such a beautiful city & perfect Tampa weather Sunday!
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Gasparilla Art  Fest 2015

Next Sunday, March 15th, I will be street painting for the city of Hollywood Florida at their annual St. Patricks’s Day parade & family event! Looking forward to releasing my inner Irish on the street between 2pm-6pm Downtown Hollywood.
http://www.stpatricksparade.com

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!

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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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Chalk Mural Course

As many of you know I do street painting festivals throughout the year & to promote events in the local area. I also had the opportunity to teach the art of street painting at the Coral Springs Museum of art this month to a few youngsters ages 9-11. They didn’t know what to expect in a chalk mural class, but they quickly learned this isn’t merely “draw on the street” time for 3 hours. We learned how to mathematically measure & grid an image onto a larger surface by carefully studying proportions & measurements of an image. We began indoors recreating this beautiful lion from Apple wallpaper images in google.
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Each student received a 1×1″ cut square from the photo and magnified their square 4 times the size. We used chalk pastel to copy what we saw onto a larger square, then adhered each piece to a larger grid I drew for them.
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The end result was beautiful! They truly had to maintain focus on what they saw in their tiny abstract squares, and had to trust it would add up to form this beautiful puzzle in the end.
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Day 3-4 we ventured outside to work on our large scale temporary mural as a group. I found an awesome black and white owl illustration by Ben Kwok of deviant art online. We each measured and applied a 1×1″ grid to our 6×8″ images. We then multiplied the owl 20x bigger onto the pavement using chalked string to snap down the straight lines of our grid. We applied box by box, adding bright color to each so they had contrast. Here is our result!
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The public arts panel at the Coral Springs Museum of Art is planning to display this piece as apart of a series of decoupaged light boxes around the city of Coral Springs! The girls are excited to see their work on a more permanent display! More to come….

Saturday

Safety Harbor Chalk Festival

Here is my latest Street Painting adventure from March 22-23 in Safety Harbor, Florida titled “Setting Sail”. The concept is about setting your dreams into flight with hope and confidence, and filling your sails with wind. The quaint coastal town of Safety Harbor was a perfect backdrop for my serene little sailboats :)

On to the next adventure!

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Gasparilla Art Festival in Downtown Tampa

I had the privilege of traveling to downtown Tampa to do some chalk drawing at the annual Gasparilla art Festival at Curtis Hixon Park. March 1st-2nd.  It was a beautiful location and was run so well! Myself along with 3 other chalk artists created 8×8′ pieces on cement board by the entrance of the festival all day Saturday and Sunday until 2pm.  I had a great time and met some talented and kind artists.  Next up I am traveling to Safety Harbor, Florida March 22nd for the Bloom N Chalk Festival! I’m excited!

Lion

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