GEL FUN: Madonnari Off Main - An Italian Street Chalk Festival

Modonnaria Off Main

Madonnari Off Main - An Italian Street Chalk Festival
August 20-23, 2009, Downtown Glen Ellyn, IL

August 15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. For families of all ages. Come and learn the art of Madonnari, sidewalk chalk art with Patricia Peixoto, a Brazilian-American artist, versed in the art of Madonnari chalk painting returns to Glen Ellyn. A portion of the class will be inside and the second portion will be outside drawing on the sidewalk, so a hat is recommended. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library. The Friends will also sponsor a square for each of the class participants if they choose to participate in the village Madonnari event on August 22. Register to attend.

August 20, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. This special event for Middle School students - Adults, will take place at St. Mark’s Church – Mahon Hall, please sign-up on the library calendar. An internationally known street artist from Vista, CA, Lori Escalera was commissioned last year as the feature artist for the 1st Annual Madonnari on Main - Chalk Painting Festival. During this brief presentation Lori will share the inspiration behind her works and her passion for this art form. Register to attend.

August 20, 5:00-6:00 p.m. "Mocktails" with Lori Escalera, 2008 Madonnari on Main Feature Artist. Come enjoy “mocktails” provided by “Bells & Whistles Snackery” and meet Lori up close and personal. View her 2008 creation titled “Girl Flying a Kite” and learn the inspiration and the process used to create this work.

August 21, 11:00-12:00 p.m. Making Faces. Come see how the human face can be transformed into a tiger, bear or even a butterfly. Professional face painter, Gene Diaz will explain and demonstrate how he can change your face with a few brush strokes, creating fabulous walking works of art. For more information visit http://jusfaceit.weebly.com/ This Program is sponsored by the Make a Memory Foundation. For children with their parent's or caregivers. Register to attend.

Madonnari Web Sites

Festival Homepage: http://madonnarioffmain.org

A Brief History of Street Painting: http://www.kurtwenner.com/images/PDFs/BriefHistory.pdf

Videoclips from various festivals worldwide, and more: http://www.streetpainting.tv

Street Painting Society: http://streetpaintingsociety.com

Chalk Circle: http://www.chalkcircle.com.au

Planet Streetpainting: http://www.streetpainting.nl

Homepage for Artist Lori Escalera: http://www.thestreetpainter.com

Homepage for Artist Patricia Peixoto: http://www.pattyarts.com

Short article from Denver Magazine: http://www.denvermagazine.com/culture/2009/05/modern-madonnari

Event Start Date: 
08/20/2009 4:00pm - 08/23/2009 12:00pm
Location: 
Downtown Glen Ellyn

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