On Friday, June 5 (rain date Friday June 12), the Developing Artist Program, funded through a grant from The Greenwich Alliance for Education, will host a town wide event. The event, ‘A Walk with Chalk – making connections one line at a time’, will have students around town draw a line as they walk towards their school, a friend’s house, Town Hall or the Boys & Girls club. Participants can use their own chalk or curbside chalk pick-up on: Tuesday, June 2 – all middle/elementary schools with lunch pick-up locations – Route 1, 2 and 3, and Wednesday, June 3 – GHS, 12:30 to 1 p.m.
The project will re-unite the remote and physical worlds in a safe social distance event resulting in a community-based Social Practice Art work. The Developing Artist Program recently launched a website that will offer an overview of the work being done and the positive ways it is enriching the lives of members and students around town. (thedevelopingartist.com)
The work will continue with ‘Chalk-On’, a student-led project taking place June 12, after school and throughout the summer as young artists fill their driveways and sidewalks with colorful inspirational images to kick-off the summer.
Since the start of Covid-19, The Developing Artist Program has been conducting virtual interviews/studio tours involving the young aspiring artists around town. It currently has two interviews posted with three more in the works, including an upcoming interview with an animator editor from Bluesky Studios. Bluesky is located in Greenwich, producing ‘Ferdinand’, ‘Robots’ and the ‘Ice Age’ films.