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We Are… The Chalk Ratz

This last weekend was the annual Chalk Arts Festival, downtown at Larimer Street. This year, Angela joined me and headed downtown on Sunday afternoon. By the time we arrived, most of the artists had completed their artwork. This first image gives the title of this post.

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We Are The Chalk Ratz

The “Chalk Ratz” team completed this work of art.

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Chalk Ratz Image

In the image below, we see the typical area on the sidewalk behind the artwork; the artist has laid out all the chalks in bowls, ordered by color.

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Artists And Chalk Bowls

Several works by the artists are sponsored by various organizations. In this image, the artist is modeling her work — or, rather, herself — for the “Denver Museum of Nature and Science”!

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Modeling The Denver Museum Of Nature And Science

After two days of drawing, artists have been taking a break to chat with fellow artists and spectators.

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Chalk Artists

This image of Renaissance Artists, who gave their names to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, was one of the more creative images. When viewed at normal height, looking down, the head appeared stretched vertically. However, when viewed from the artists viewpoint, close to the ground, each of the figure heads looks normally proportioned. Their names are Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. Don’t ask me which figure belongs to each artist!

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TMNJ, Renaissance Artist Turtles

Several artists had taken a food break during the afternoon. This couple were deep in conversation while munching on their food.

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Taking A Food Break

Making of photographs of some of the artwork can be really challenging, especially when the art work is in sun and shade. The artist was working on this image under a canopy, where part of the image was in sun. I found this interesting portion, that was in total shade, and shows some of the chalks that were used for making the artwork.

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Two Red Heads

More images to come.

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  • john clute June 8, 2017, 10:42 am

    Nice going Match, actually I was looking at a photo journalists website for a moment.

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