Sunday, January 26, 2014

Chalk Art

A service club raised money for charity yesterday by sponsoring a chalk art festival 
on the main shopping street of Olde Naples.


Many of the chalk artists were students, usually girls.
These girls are from Barron Collier High School, one of Naples' high schools.


Some of the artists were professional muralists.


Local schools, churches, nonprofits, businesses and stores sponsored many 
of the murals.  This was being done for a jeweler in support of
Sunshine Kids, an organization for childhood cancer patients.


I could do that if I wanted.


Tickets sold to festival visitors could be put in the artists' bowls, to vote for favorites.  
My votes in the professional category went to Jane Portaluppi Durand
an artist who was reproducing part of a 19th century painting.

24 comments:

Lowell said...

Now that looks like great fun. Did any of these do the 3-D kinds of pictures? Lots of people with lots of talent!

Kate said...

"I could do that if I wanted," Jack reported. "Yah, sure," Kate responded.

Great event and worthy cause. What colorful fun!!

Stefan Jansson said...

I'd like to see you try that Jack, the bendy thing that is. I had a look at Jane's work, very impressive.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I couldn't do that - the leg thing.
I couldn't do that - the art thing.
I might be able to bend over like the lady in the third picture but I doubt I'd be able to get up again!

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful work and great cause...i too would vote for the last one, wow!

Luis Gomez said...

These are great. Jane does an incredible job.

Mersad said...

So great talents there, love the cause.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Sylvia K said...

A great event and a great cause!! Lots of talent! And regarding the next to last photo, of course, you could do that, Jack!! Be sure to get someone to take a pic when you do so you can share it with us!!! Enjoy your new week!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Extraordinary talent, made more difficult by inability to put the sidewalk up on an easel where it would be easier to work.

Barron Collier Company has been a player in Phoenix urban real estate with a big downtown high-rise and the acquisition of part of the former Phoenix Indian School property.

Michelle said...

Such talent!

Gunther, Maria Winkler said...

Nicely captured. Like the perspective. You really got on your knees when you took these pictures... gunther

Sharon said...

Some interesting art work here. I like the portrait in the last photo the best. I don't think I could sit on the ground and work like that for any length of time. That leg lift thing is simply out of the question.

Halcyon said...

Wow! I am really impressed at what some people can do with a couple of sticks of chalk.

RedPat said...

Wow that looks like such fun to watch! And to see you bend, Jack!

Malyss said...

Very beautiful things made for a beautiful cause!

Karl Demetz said...

It's nice to see so many talented people working for a good cause.

Kay said...

Given a choice I think I'd rather do the art thing than the bendy thing, though either takes impressive skill. Neither of which I possess.

William Kendall said...

They do remarkable work!

Randy said...

What a great looking event. Love that last drawing.

Bob Crowe said...

You see this in a number of places around the world and it boggles me. How people make such accurate reproductions - on the pavement - of both shape and color is amazing. But then my manual dexterity rises to the level of pushing a shutter button.

Andy said...

Nice photos of artists at work. That first shot looks like you might have been laying down on you stomach. It's so low down.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What fun Jack and talent! Pavement painting has as yet eluded me in Perth, I did hear a rumour once. :)
P.s. Don 't forget to post the pic of your bendy action :))))

jennyfreckles said...

I'd try the art thing, I wouldn't even try the bendy thing! This loks like such a fun way of raising funds. I hope they did well.

Pam said...

Your post inspired me to find chalk art festivals in Wisconsin, adding them to my summer must-see list!