An interpretative twist on Michaelangelo’s The Creation of Adam with Tad Moskal and Erin Abromeit in their The Creation of Spot with the creative touch using comic and animation dog characters. Photo by Stefan Krusze
The 2018 edition of the Denver Chalk Art Festival June 2 and 3, hosted over 200 talented artists, with vast and varying talents and skills. The weekend’s chalk artists ranged from students, professional artists and designers, to those who, in their day jobs, are engineers, lawyers and other professions generally not associated with the artistic realm. The streets of Larimer Square came alive with creative, original ideas and artists that took renowned classics and interpreted those works with chalk in ways that channeled the original masters.
Dawn Morrison Wagner of California making her annual appearance as usual at this year’s festival. Always a crowd favorite with works ranging from classic renaissance works recreation to her own original creations. This year the work was an interpretation of Evelyn Nesbit, the Original Gibson Girl, taken from a 1901 photograph. Dawn designed the work as a perspective view specifically for smartphone cameras to capture the image in flat corrected field of view.
Gusterman’s Silver Smiths have been a constant fixture and sponsor/artist sponsor of the festival in many ways. This year Richard Eckles along with Nini Eckles and Mary Eckles, who also underwrites Open Air on Colorado Public Radio, based in Greenwood Village, participated in creating chalk art and sponsoring an artist as well.
Gail Johnson together with George Johnson of Cherry Hills Village and photographer Brian Dahlberg of Lakewood were out enjoying the art and atmosphere of the festival.
Kyle Banister and “Buzz” working on a theme inspired by James Dean and the movie Giant, a visual move scene interpretation.
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