Student and alumni chalk drawings won a handful of awards during the Ninth Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival on July 9 and 10, 2016. Although threatened by rain on Saturday, the artists were able to finish and showcase their drawings in time for judging on Sunday.
The award winners included:
Alumni Chris Bell '00, who won “Best in Show” for his large-scale drawing of a rooster;
Blaithe Donovan '17, an Art and Psychology double major, who was awarded a $500 Student Scholarship for her chalk ballerina drawing inspired by iconic French artist Edgar Degas;
And newly minted alumni, Kayla Heintzelman '16, won the $250 Student Scholarship Prize for her chalk portrait of Albert Einstein.
In addition to the students and alumni, Chris Longwell and Jan Kather from the Creative Arts Faculty were at the Festival to support the artists and capture photos.
The Elmira Street Painting Festival is an art-filled, family fun weekend where artists take over the streets of downtown Elmira and create beautiful works of chalk art. Each year, the Festival gives 11 awards including “Most Original,” “People’s Choice,” and youth art scholarships for high school seniors.
Click here to learn more about the Elmira Street Painting Festival.
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