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Aug. 22, 2008 at 3:53pm

The Frost Park Retrospective Art Show!

Host by and at the Herban Cafe

I am posting to share with everyone the idea I have for the Herban Art Show that was donated as a prize for the 16th Chalk Off a few weeks ago. I've talked with Steve and Gretchen of Pinwheel Catering, with Eric and with several of the past Chalk Off winners already about it and now I am ready to share it with the Blog-O-Sphere en-mass.

The Pinwheel/Pink Cookie cats have very graciously donated every blank wall they have for the display of art work. Having seen the space available I am fairly confident that I would never, ever be able to fill the space with my work alone.


This is my plan. I would like to use the donated show and catered opening as the first ever Frost Park Retrospective Art Show! I have invited each of the past winners to contribute a new piece of art especially made for the Herban Cafe show that is a reimagining of one of their favorite chalk off pieces. In creating new permanent hangable work for this show my idea is that we can relive and recapture of the great impermanent art that was created over the last couple of months. 

In order to give each of everyone enough time to create new pieces I have cleared it with Stephen and Gretchen to have the opening on the 18th of October instead of the 20th of September. 

Along side these specifically created pieces I would also like to invite anyone that has created promotional material (banners, posters, poems, trading cards) for the Chalk Offs to prepare them for the show as well.

I am also inviting anyone who has taken gallery quality photographs to display their work and photographs was well. There are many loyal photogs at Frost Park each week... and their photos would really add to the event. I am also asking for volunteers to speak at the opening as well. If you have Frost Park inspired prose, poems or stories I would like to hear from you.

I want this show and the opening to be a celebration of this unique community art project. I can't think of a better use for the prize and for the space. By Oct. 18th I imagine the weather may be drawing down to the point that the Chalk Offs will take a hiatus until next spring anyway. It would be a wonderful way to close the chalk season.

Let me know your thoughts and if you are personally interested in participating. 

You can email me at: Jamesstoweart@gmail.com if you have questions or wish to volunteer off 'comment'.

I am really excited about doing this and I hope the idea inspires you as well.

Frost Park Retrospective Art Show!

Opening Oct. 18th

Chalk Inspired Paintings, Photos, Friends and Food!

comments [5]  |  posted under art, Frost Park, Herban Cafe, opening, Tacoma, volunteers


by Erik on 8/22/2008 @ 4:08pm
Nice work Stowe in using your prize in a chalk off victory.

What time will the show be?

by jamesstoweart on 8/22/2008 @ 4:16pm
What time will the show be?

I'll check with the kind people at Pinwheel and let everyone know.

by NineInchNachos on 8/22/2008 @ 4:17pm
count me in!

by Dave_L on 8/22/2008 @ 5:35pm
Great, Stowe! That's neat of you to so that. (How about floating objects that have or will have been used at any given Chalk-off? Do they qualify?)

by morgan on 11/29/2008 @ 8:17pm
Stowe: I was checking this out and wondered if you had given thought to uploading some Chalk-Off images into Cafe Press so we Frost Park Chalk-Off geeks can wear it proudly - they would make great gifts too!