Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Local photographer Randy Allen created a time-lapse video of the Make Your Mark Mural project.
Perched atop a tall tripod in the back of a pick-up truck, local photographer Randy Allen's camera captured the Make Your Mark mural project in photo after photo. He created this time-lapse video of Saturday's community painting day at the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall. Check it out!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Despite sweltering temperatures, large crowds of volunteer painters participated in decorating a 500-foot section of the Monarch-Chesterfield levee flood wall.
It might seem a daunting task to cover a 500-foot stretch of flood wall with elaborate designs and images, but hundreds of volunteers showed up Saturday morning to make quick work of a colorful new mural on the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee at the intersection of Baxter Road and Edison Avenue. A long line formed at the base of the levee for the first couple hours of the Chesterfield Arts "Make Your Mark" event as only about 200 people were able to paint at a time. Small groups took turns climbing up the steep slope for ten minute stints of filling colors on the design already drawn out on the wall. While it only took about four hours for most of the work to be completed, the decorated levee also stands as a testament to nearly a full year of …
The Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall is no longer a bland, concrete space thanks to a dedicated team at Chesterfield Arts and many community members' hard work.
The project was more than a year in the making, but the paint went up in one day. Chesterfield Arts Executive Director Stacey Morse estimated that more than 1,000 people came out to paint the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall at the Make Your Mark community mural event Saturday. The 500-foot mural was designed as a paint-by-numbers project, so even the less artistically inclined were able to take part in the public art project. It was mostly painted by noon, so participants spent the afternoon on touch ups, ensuring the mural was perfect. Planning for the project began in 2010. More than 50 area students came together to design the mural last summer with artist Stuart Morse. The mural depicts scenes from the area's history, from Lewis and …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall will soon be a 500-foot flood of color.
After months of planning, preparation and hard work, there's only one step left for the mural at the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall: actually painting it. Chesterfield Arts, a nonprofit community arts organization, is inviting community members to have a hand in the public art project. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, everyone can come to the wall at Baxter Road and Edison Avenue and help paint the 500-foot mural. Think that you shouldn't be trusted to draw a stick figure, yet alone contribute to a lasting public art project? Breathe a sigh of relief. It's a paint-by-numbers mural that incorporates about 50 different colors. Participants will be directed on exactly where to paint which color. In that regard, it's similar to another …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Get ready for the Chesterfield Arts community mural project and win craft supplies.
In a few weeks, community members will paint a 500-foot mural on the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall. But you’ve got a chance to get in on the fun early! Chesterfield Patch is hosting a coloring contest featuring scenes from the Make Your Mark Project mural. Artist Stuart Morse and more than 50 area students designed the mural, which captures the Chesterfield area’s history and present in a creative and colorful way. It’s easy to enter your kid(s) the coloring contest (and if you want to enter, too, you’re more than welcome). Choose from one of three coloring pages to print. You can print them by clicking on the PDFs attached to this article, selecting the one you want, and clicking "print" at the top of the pane. They're also available on…