Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Second Annual Chalk Art Mural Project

Please join us on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22 from 9-2, at the Holiday Inn Express, for the second annual chalk art mural.  With the blessings of Gold Miner's Inn General Manager Sean Gilleran, Wolf Creek will once again come into the light of day!  Unfortunately, the downtown stretch of the creek runs underground for over a quarter mile.  The mural is intended to spread awareness of that fact and help build public support for the Wolf Creek Parkway.

Fourth grade students from Grass Valley Charter School, and high school students from Bitney College Prep High School will be rolling up their sleeves to "paint" the asphalt canvas.  Many of you will remember the first installment of this mural, last year on May 1, the very day the Wolf Creek Community Alliance officially had our ribbon cutting to join the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Following suit with last year,  the mural is based on an original design by artist and GV Charter parent Tatiana Makovkin.  This year the grid and outline for the mural will be overseen by Bitney Art Teacher Chad Wood.  Besides running the Art and Social Science Programs at Bitney, Chad is a working artist.  His original paintings have been shown and sold locally for several years, as well as   in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Southern California.

Two fourth grade classes taught by Merry Biles-Daly and Lori Anderson will be participating in this highly energetic, creative, and meaningful project.  Some of last year's student "artists," now in the fifth grade, may also stop by.  The 2014 mural, and interviews with participants, was featured in our documentary film, "A Creek Runs Through It."

Spread the Word.  Invite people.  Again - this is a drop-by installation art project on Wednesday, April 22 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Holiday Inn Express (lower parking lot)!

see you there, bruce