Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Walk for Thought" Street painting

Well it was another successful day street painting today. Was a little worried that the weather was going to hold us out, but it turned out to be a perfect day of temp and sun! The event that I was chalking for was the Minnesota Brain Injury Associations annual "Walk for Thought". There were tons of great people around and the conversations were lively! Too bad the event had to end and all, but it was great seeing everyone, hearing their comments, and also getting to work with my coworker Mike McCann(who strangely enough isn't related). So with that I wanted to share some pics. The first one is of the finished 8' x 8' chalking. The theme of mine was achievement and how their are often many who help you achieve your goals in life.

And then this was I think the best part of the whole event. Seeing the kids have a blast with the individual chalk boards and then seeing them create a mosiac of images. I think they turned out great! A special thanks goes out to Lori Peterson of the Brain Injury Association for the invite to this wonderful and worthwhile event!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Target Street Chalking

Thought I would show you a pic of another street painting that I did recently. This one was for Target Corporation and was a 10 foot by 10 foot piece that was completed in a little less than 5 hours. Not too bad for the time! Hope you like

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Street Painting at Burnsville Jazz Festival

Well another great day provided for a fun street painting at the Burnsville Jazz Festival. It was my first time at the festival and really had a wonderful time. Fortunately I was able to get the street painting completed before the rain set in. Unfortunately this piece is already gone. Oh well, that is what makes the whole process so worth while. The entertainment and the excitement of watching peoples reactions to the event and knowing that it is only temporary. The good news is that the festival director loved it and will be sure to return next year! Here are the pictures of the progress of the painting and also the finished piece.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Street Painting this weekend at the Burnsville Jazz Festival

One of the many things I enjoy with art is when I get out of the studio and do some street chalk painting. This weekend will allow for that at the Burnsville Jazz Festival where I will be creating another chalk street painting. If you are in the area, stop by on Saturday from 12-7 and check out the progress of the piece. I will also have some chalk available for the kids to create some street art of their own! The festival details are below and hope to see you there

Burnsville Jazz Festival (Art and All That Jazz Festival)
Saturday August 15
Nicollet Commons Park
12550 Nicollet Ave So
Burnsville, MN 55337

Schedule of performers

12-1:30 The Penguins
2-3:30 Steve Clark and the Working Stiffs
4-5:30 Davina and the Vagabonds
6-7:30 Brian Simpson
8-10 Mindi Abair

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Street Painting at Art Soup

Well, another successful street painting occurred this weekend in Elk River, Mn at the Annual Art Soup Festival. Since the festival happens on the banks of the Mississippi River, I thought it would only be fitting to create a street painting of one of the rivers paddle boats. Below you will find some of the shots and the finished images.

Friday, June 19, 2009

"Twin Cities Live" on-air chalking - Sidewalk Chalk

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Well here is the results of the on-air chalking that was done yesterday for "Twin Cities Live". Thanks to Christian Unser and Melissa Specken for a fun time on set. Also a thank you to Allison Dent for the gig! So the above links will lead you to the two segments that were aired and the two images below are for you viewing as well. The first image is of the final chalk drawing that I did for TCL. It was about a 30 minute chalking. The other image is the chalk drawing that Melissa Specken did. Pretty Cool heh!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Off with the Chalk!

Since I have had a number of questions regarding what happens to the chalk paintings after they are done, here is an answer. I know it seems harsh, but that's what makes this medium so great. The only thing I don't understand though is why they have to be so happy to do it! (Just for your knowledge though, I did ask them to do this so they happy obliged!) Quite a difference from the previous days flower image to this wouldn't you say!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Art in Bloom 2009

This years "Art in Bloom" at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts was a mix of beautiful spring weather and lots and lots of people. I had the joy of recreating Cy DeCosse's "White Lotus" for the Saturday festivities. Given the fact I only had a little more than three hours, I think the piece turned out rather well. This street painting measured 7' x 7'.