West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) February 17, 2013
Internationally acclaimed and award winning Chalk Artist Jennifer Nichols Chaparro will once again be a Featured Artist for the 19th Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth, Florida. This will be Chaparro’s ninth consecutive appearance at the event that is billed as the largest street painting festival in the world with more than 600 street artists participating.
Chaparro’s street art will be a reproduction of Viva 500, the art by Christopher Still depicting Florida’s 500th Anniversary since being discovered by Spanish explorer Ponce DeLeon. The Viva 500 street art will be a 12 feet wide by 10 feet tall and will take more than two days of chalk work to complete.
“It is quite an honor to once again be selected as a Featured Artist at this very prestigious event and even more significant to create a street painting commemorating Florida’s 500th Anniversary,” said Chaparro. “I think it is also significant to note that this will also be the 100th anniversary of Lake Worth, which is where the Street Painting Festival will take place,” added Chaparro. A number of additional art events will take place to mark the City’s 100th birthday including a Juried Arts Festival on March 2 and 3 as well as a Centennial Art & Culture Walk on March 9 – 11.
“Lake Worth and Palm Beach County have a strong tradition of promoting and featuring art of all types. I look forward to meeting anyone who wishes to see first-hand how a street can be transformed into a dynamic artwork and invite everyone to attend this very worthwhile street painting extravaganza,” concluded Chaparro.
Chaparro works as a much sought after featured artist at special events worldwide, creating large works of art in chalk. As proof of her popularity, she is one of the few artists in the world who can create works of art in chalk in the traditional Italian style and also create 3D or anamorphic style art. She has chalked throughout the United States and abroad, most recently completing a lifelike 3-Dimensional Florida alligator for the Jupiter Jubilee.
Chaparro is also the founder of the International Street Painting Society. Membership in the International Street Painting Society at present is open to Students, Amateurs, Professional Artists, Art Lovers, Non-Profit Festivals or Organizations, and For Profit Festivals or Companies. Major corporate sponsors are needed to help fund a grants program to help artists with expenses when traveling to events and education and art supply grants that will be available soon.
The Mission of the International Street Painting Society is to promote and educate the public about the art of street painting internationally as a legitimate art form; to provide opportunities worldwide for street painters/chalk artists to connect, network and share information and prosper as artists; and to connect persons with an interest and passion for street art. If you would like additional information about the International Street Painting Society Inc. you may visit the website http://www.internationalstreetpaintingsociety.com. The International Street Painting Society is a 501(c)(3).
For more information about chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro, her art work, or to schedule an appointment to discuss a special event, call (561) 315-0243, or visit her website at http://www.amazingstreetpainting.com.