Chalk The 'Ville

Rock The Ville, Westerville, Ohio's art community art festival will be on Saturday August 10th 12 noon- 9 pm. They will have live music, spoken word/poetry, dance, fashion, and of course Chalk Art (not just professionals, but families as well).  

I have no idea the quality of black construction paper will be anything like that of the black pavement, but I am expecting to have fun. 

The image above rough sketch for the art piece I will be doing on Saturday.

It is an image that is based on a watercolor painting I did for Westerflora on July 21st.

Chalk is probably one of my top 5 creative media.

In 2003 right after college I took a job doing live portrait drawing at King's Island in the Cincinati area.

We used charcoal pencils and chalk.

My initial experience with chalk did not make me an expert, but it permitted me the impetus to learn. 

So far as the process goes, I know that I will be learning a lot from my fellow artists.

If you are in the Columbus area, you should not come just for my chalk art, but also for the music and other festivities as well.

To learn more about the festivities in Westerville, OH, click here: Rock The 'Ville


City Hall Stage city hall steps
12 to 3 “Inner Circle” Jazz
3:30 to 5:30 “RU Bound” Blue Grass
6 to 9 “TENK” Rock
Youth Music Stage behind my Cousin’s Closet in lot
Iron Clad 12-2:00
Caroline Beller 2:30
Preston Page 3:30
The Dream Thieves” 4:30-6:00
No Dice” 6:30 – 7:30
Strayt Laced” 7:30 to dark

Spoken Word/ Authors/ Music Java Central
20 S. State St.
Julie O’Keefe McGhee 12:30-12:50
Julie is the co-author of Transplanted Sham- rocks, a collection short stories about the lives of Irish immigrants in Central Ohio.
Matt Betts 1:00-1:20
A former radio personality, Matt is releasing this month his novel Odd Men Out, a brilliant blend of steampunk, alternate history and zombies.
Robin Yocum 1:30-1:50
Author of Favorite Sons and The Essay, Robin writes mystery, suspense fiction and true crime from years spent as an award-winning investigative journalist for the Dispatch.
Belinda Nicholl 2:00-2:20
Originally from South Africa, Belinda is the author of Out of Sync, her expat memoir about marital endurance for those who have felt at odds with themselves or the world.
Children’s Authors Davide Cuccia 2:30-2:50
In There’s a Crazy Dog Under the Palace, Da- vide tells the story of two dogs and a mouse who teach about friendship, second chances, and just being yourself!
Michele Jakubowski 3:00-3:20
Michele writes the Sidney & Sydney and Perfectly Poppy children’s book series. Sidney & Sydney Book Two: Dodgeball, Drama, and other Dilemmas was released August 1.
Karen Meyer 3:30-3:50
Karen has penned four novels for middle grade readers set in Ohio’s pioneer period. Missing at Marietta and Whispers at Marietta follow settlers battling Indians and illness.

Mark Hersman 4:00-4:15
Poet and avid archealogist Mark emcees at poetry venues throughout north central Ohio. Mark serves as President of the Ohio Poetry Association.
Jennifer Hambrick 4:15-4:30
This year, Jennifer won the Ohio Poetry Association’s 2013 Ides of March contest. A classical musician, Jennifer also is a radio producer, broadcaster and blogger.
Nicole Nicholson 4:30-4:45
Nicole has written three chapbooks and blogs at Raven’s Wing Poetry and at Woman with Asperger’s. She placed 1st in the Worthington Libraries Poetry Contest.
Poet Meet and Greet & Book Signing 4:45-5:00
Meg Freado 5:00-5:15
Meg is a Columbus slam poet, as well as an Otterbein University grad and pub- lished author in psychology. She hosts the poetry open mic Pen & Palette.
Joan Moos 5:15-5:30
Joan’s poems about life’s pathways have appeared in publications locally as well as nationally and internationally. She taught dance and gymnastics for 30 years.
Betty Bleen 5:30-5:45
Betty is a frequent performer at the Colum- bus Arts Festival and ComFest. Her pub- lished collection is Bad Red Shoes and her work appears in the Short North Gazette.
Poet Meet and Greet & Book Signing 5:45-6:00

Generations 12 to 2 ( on street to the west of their door)
Straub 3 to 5 ( parking lot behind Rotary Park)
Leap of Faith 5 to 7 (parking lot behind Rotary Park)
Fred Astaire Dance Studio 12 to 2 ( city hall park with the bands)

Sculpture US bank parking lot
2 Tons of Sand made into a sand sculpture by Greg Butauski an all day process

Westerville Senior Center members rock carving club
Professional Chalk Artists College Ave west
8 juried artists perform their magic with chalk

3 to 8 pm
..Alex Ferree sponsored by Java Central
..Felicia Dunson sponsored by Amish Originals
..Mark Eberhardt sponsored by Uptown Hair Design
..O’Linda Jansupka sponsored by Ron Lykins CPA
..Robert Feuillert sponsored by Columbus Running Comp
..Stephanie Zimmerman sponsored by Good Vibes
..Jan Solari sponsored by Pure Roots
..Joseph Mitchell sponsored by Blue Turtle

Family Chalk Opportunities us bank/rotary parkarea
Main st squares
12 to 8 pm
$10 to enter 48 piece chalk set and prizes to win
Sign up and get your chalk at the information table on College

Rock the Ville t shirts available for $10.00.

Fashion on the Street models walking the area
Edwin Loy/ Westerville Antiques/A Gal Named Cinda Lou/Dejavu
Individual Stores Artists or Activities
Amish Originals presents “Columbus Music Academy” 12 to 6
Morgan’s Treasure presents “ Karen Lavalley” watercolor
Chocolaterie Stam “face painting” 1 to 3 5 to 7pm
Outside Envy Rock your Garden, decorative rock painting

Many other activities popping up on the street all day long.

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