Recap of this past weekends Celebrate the Arts and ChalkFest

September 29, 2015 at 11:09 am in Art, Entertainment, Events, News, People, Photography, San Gabriel Valley

This weekend was a terrifc weekend, if you forget the blazing heat and attended the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts 52nd Annual Celebrate the Arts and first ever ChalkFest.

Celebrate the Arts incorporated several first as I outlined the other day.  What makes these events fun isn’t so much the terrific art, but the ability to see artists working on their art, demonstrating their technique.  There year there were several artists doing just that.  Glass blower Joshua Smilth wowed folks with his tecnhique.  Metal sculpturist Bill Hyatt continued working on his horse head sculpture a painstaking process of welding dot by dot to build up the face and texture of the horse.

Glass artist Joshua Smith bending glass. click to embiggen

Glass artist Joshua Smith bending glass. click to embiggen

To learn more about ChalkFest and see those artists in their creative zone you need to make the jump. 

ChalkFest was an amazing collage of talent , styles and experience.  Even with several new artists doing this their first time ever the point spread was close with the 3 winners within 5 points of each other.

Third place went to William Zin from Long Beach with his rendition of a Tibetan child.  Pictured here was in the early stages of the production.

William Zin working on his portrait of a chld from a photograph. click to embiggen

William Zin working on his portrait of a chld from a photograph. click to embiggen

Next up was Randall William from Burbank with a an original drawing of a woman with a hindu tribal ornamentation. Randall took second place with this work of art.

Randall Williams working on a portrait of a woman from a sketch. click to embiggen

Randall Williams working on a portrait of a woman from a sketch. click to embiggen

First place went to Moe Notsu of Lomita. Her final piece was a collage of face bits from Star Wars characters.  Can you identify them all?

Moe's winning star wars themed piece near completion. click to embiggen.

Moe’s winning star wars themed piece near completion. click to embiggen.

Click to embiggen all the images. All the images by me plust a bunch of others in a flickr album.

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