RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Apr. 15, 2009 at 9:30pm

Frost Park Chalkers Hijack the Tacoma Art Museum This Sunday

Recession Proof Activities of Moral Uplift

Recession Proof Activities of Moral Uplift?  You bet your unemployment check!


CARTOONIST'S LEAGUE of

ABSURD WASHINGTONIANS

(whereas known as the C.L.A.W.)

form a binding resolution with:

THE FROST PARK

COMMUNITY

CHALK MILITIA



SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH 12 - 5 PM

Tacoma Art Museum Letter of Agreementplease consider joining me of your own free will and together we shall forge our will upon the land... and thus:

BLOW THE PEOPLE'S FRIGGIN' MINDS! 

And hopefully trigger some civilian unrest through the mental process called THE LIBERAL ARTS as realized through the glory of sidewalk chalk. 

And now: YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN



comments [24]  |  posted under art, Art Museum, chalk, frost park, tacoma, truth and politics

Comments

by Mofo from the Hood on 3/8/2009 @ 11:33pm
The B.S. you get away with in Tacoma might be okay with the Tacoma Art Museum but just remember, you're under supervision of the Community Programs Coordinator.

Watch out for black helicopters!

by Mofo from the Hood on 3/8/2009 @ 11:50pm
Special Request: Draw a Community Programs Coordinator with SUPERVISION.

by intacoma on 3/9/2009 @ 6:55am
you getting paid?

Yeah that supervised line is duuuuumbbbbb, sounds like you should bust out the giant chalk penis

by NineInchNachos on 3/9/2009 @ 6:53pm
Knowing that I will be out there drawing on the Tacoma Art Museum is payment enough. Hopefully we'll negotiate a worthy prize for the chalk winner. Usually our favorite divorce lawyer does this... yet I still need to bring all this up at the next secret CLAW meeting and hopefully get a quorum of interested members.

You should come down and do the wikichalk thing in Tollefson intacoma!


by morgan on 3/9/2009 @ 8:41pm
Awesome.

RR: Is TAM aware of your "history?" I see that they reserve the "right" to "terminate" your contract at any time. I hope you can chalk fast!

by NineInchNachos on 3/9/2009 @ 8:59pm
"history" is hot right now. The people are angst ridden and desire champions to articulate their rage. Never underestimate hardship as a unifying force.

www.flickr.com/photos/rldock/sets/721575...

by Erik on 3/10/2009 @ 6:59am
Nice work RR and CLAW!

Sounds like the chalk challenge found a new venue to perform in, at least for this event.

The plaza could work well for chalking with all of the people coming in and out of the Tacoma Art Museum and the superior concrete.

by Dave_L on 3/10/2009 @ 12:22pm
Maybe it can be the impetus to pay to get Julian Beever to come over the pond and learn how you guys do it Tacoma-style.

by NineInchNachos on 3/10/2009 @ 10:25pm
just got back from the secret CLAW meeting.


CLAW has agreed to launch the Frost Park Chalk Challenge at the Tacoma Art Museum event. CLAW will be a chalking force to be reckoned with.

by Erik on 3/15/2009 @ 4:55pm
Maybe it can be the impetus to pay to get Julian Beever to come over the pond and learn how you guys do it Tacoma-style.

One can hope. However, I think Julian charges over 5 figures a chalking.

by Erik on 4/19/2009 @ 9:33am
Dang. The Tacoma Art Museum Draw Event is today at noon to 5. I wonder what the prize will be?

by NineInchNachos on 4/19/2009 @ 11:12am
bring sunscreen! fez optional (its really hot)

by NineInchNachos on 4/19/2009 @ 2:46pm
CLAW & Frost Park Community Chalk Militia

CLAW & Frost Park Community Chalk Militia

CLAW & Frost Park Community Chalk Militia

CLAW & Frost Park Community Chalk Militia

CLAW & Frost Park Community Chalk Militia (cute hipster chicks)


CLAW & Frost Park Community Chalk Militia

CLAW & Frost Park Community Chalk Militia


CLAW & Frost Park Community Chalk Militia

CLAW & Frost Park Community Chalk Militia

by Adam the Alien on 4/19/2009 @ 5:55pm
Andrea and I got there apparently just after R.R. left. But we were there, and we chalked. Video forthcoming.

by ALT on 4/19/2009 @ 7:27pm
Yeah, I brilliantly forgot my camera this morning. That sucked not only because I was incapable of snapping some chalky memorabilia, but I didn't get a picture taken of me in a snazzy stormtrooper outfit.

Adam graced the Art Museum plaza with his wily, trademark alien heralded by an army of chalk soldiers, and I drew a baby blue she-rex with the wings of Hermes upon her clawed feet.

Sorry we missed you, RxR and Erik, but happily Stowe, Dawn, and Mark were still sticking around when we got there.

by NineInchNachos on 4/19/2009 @ 8:24pm
baby max got hot and we had to jet. also no decent black charcoal. Hopefully mark got some good pics!

by Erik on 4/19/2009 @ 9:16pm
Very cool. Did anyone win the prize?

I look forward to seeing the video.

by L.S.Erhardt on 4/19/2009 @ 10:47pm
RR, you got permission?

Not a bad way at all to gain their trust. I await Phase 3, when the real fun begins!

Seems that Banksy beat you to Phase 3, so it should be interesting to see what CLAW can cook up.

hubpages.com/hub/Banksy-Zorro-of-the-Art...

by Dave_L on 4/20/2009 @ 1:23am
Spent the afternoon at the Spring Fair, but we stopped by TAM n the evening to see all the nice work.

by NineInchNachos on 4/20/2009 @ 1:01pm
The stadium drum line, DJ and Fab Five breakers added an exciting element to the chalking. The TAM solar oven plaza has primo smooth concrete... a pleasure to defile with colorful urban folk art.

a bit of wisdom for Thorax I read recently...

Q: what is the fastest way to eliminate an enemy?
A: make them a friend.

by L.S.Erhardt on 4/20/2009 @ 4:57pm
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
And the friend of my enemy is Peter Cetera.

by Adam the Alien on 4/21/2009 @ 9:36pm
I've finally got my video of the whole shindig up:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqVLz-JV__w

Sorry for the delay, but there were problems related to the fact that YouTube royally screwed the pooch and deleted my account without cause. Apparently some asshats were running around mass-flagging YouTube videos on various channels to get the accounts of the video owners automatically banned.

All is well, now, however - my account is back and the video -though delayed is up.

by NineInchNachos on 4/21/2009 @ 9:53pm
adam the alien hits another home run. nice work buddy

by Dave_L on 4/22/2009 @ 12:11am
Thanks, Adam, the evening is now complete. Nice vid and nice coordination of the wonderful soundtrack, and good sturmtruper content. Plus, Macaulay's a hero.

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