Friday, December 26, 2008

ODE MAGAZINE features ANGELA RACKSTRAW, Executive Director, Community Arts Therapy Programme, Cape Town, in January 2009's INTELLIGENT OPTIMISTS Issue


ANGELA RACKSTRAW of the COMMUNITY ARTS THERAPY Programme, Cape Town, S. Africa is featured in the January 2009 issue of ODE MAGAZINE as one of the World's "Intelligent Optimists." as selected by the Most Reverend Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Angela has organized and encouraged CHALK4PEACE at Cape
Town's St. George's Cathedral for the past three years,
as well as expanding the event to Cork City School Project
in Ireland and the Grahamstown Cathedral in Grahamstown,
S. Africa. We honor Angela for her fortitude, talent,
and spirit...and for bringing her arts therapy programme
to S. Africa; and for sending her healing energy around
the planet. Click on today's Post Title for Ode Magazine's
Tribute to Angela Rackstraw.

The light of the world shines brighter because of her...

Congratulations to ANGELA RACKSTRAW and thank you to
ODE MAGAZINE for recognizing her efforts.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happiest of Holidays to the World from CHALK4PEACE

WE JOIN YOU TODAY IN PEACE, FOR YOUR HEARTS,
FOR THOSE YOU LOVE; AND FOR THE WORLD.
YOU CARRY WITH YOU THE SPIRIT OF PEACE.
KEEP GIVING IT A CHANCE IN 2009!

Monday, December 8, 2008

HELP BRING PEACE TO OUR CHILDREN Contribute to CHALK4PEACE this Holiday Season

40 schools throughout Fairfax County Virginia. Cathedrals
in South Africa. 300 people drawing on a tennis court in
California. A packed driveway in Knoxville, Tennessee.
A giant Dove of Peace draws its life from young artists
in Ireland.
What do these things have in common?
They are all expressions of CHALK4PEACE, the worldwide
chalk art project 4 peace.Courtyards and city centers,
playgrounds, parking lots and sidewalks become canvases
for world peace every September.
Our goal is for ONE MILLION artists to join us next September,
to show the world that we are giving peace its chance.
Your help, in the form of modest donations, moves us closer
to our goal. If everyone who likes the idea of CHALK4PEACE
makes a contribution of $5-100 to this project, we have a
realistic chance of achieving our 2009 goal.
You can donate through PayPal by clicking on today's
Title Post or by mailing a check made out to CHALK4PEACE, Inc.
to:
CHALK4PEACE, Inc.
P.O. Box 99289
Emeryville, CA 94662
We do not ask much; but we do ask that you participate.
Your contribution is tax deductible under the fullest extent
of the law. Be a CHALKSTAR! Support CHALK4PEACE!
Peace be with you...

Monday, November 24, 2008

CRANE SCHOOL'S CHALK4PEACE VIDEO!!!

video
The CRANE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL NOT ONLY HAD
SCHOOLWIDE PARTICIPATION IN CHALK4PEACE, THEY
MADE AN AWESOME VIDEO ABOUT THEIR EVENT!
Produced by PAUL WESTMACOTT Paradigm Pictures www.paradigm-pictures.com
Click on the Title Post to see it on YouTube!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

NON-PARTISAN ARTWORK: COOPERATION ACROSS THE SIDEWALK

CHALK4PEACE is all about bridging the gap and those with different points of view standing side by side...

Dunbar Middle School, Lynchburg, VA
Sponsored by The Academy of Fine Art
photo: Meridith De Avila Kahn

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FACES OF CHALK4PEACE 2008, PART 1

SO MANY HAPPY FACES 4 PEACE...

BICENTENNIAL PARK, GENEVA, NY
PHOTO: CHAPIN TRAUGOTT

ALL SAINTS CHURCH, PASADENA, CA
PHOTO: KEITH HOLEMAN

FRITTS' DRIVEWAY, KNOXVILLE, TN
PHOTO: JACKIE FRITTS

HUTCHISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HEARDON, VA
PHOTO: KATHRYN VAUGHN

GOODEN SCHOOL, SIERRA MADRE, CA
PHOTO: MARIANNE RYAN

ZEUM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
PHOTO: JERRY DOWNS

GROVETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ALEXANDRIA, VA
PHOTO: MARIELLE MARIANO

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PHOTOS FROM THE CHALK4PEACE ARCHIVES

The SOS HERMAN GMEINER SCHOOL in BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK
shows us a rare glimpse into the true spirit of youth in the
Palestinian territory. It is clear that young people the world
over want PEACE. We sent chalk to them this year; we have not
heard if they were able to participate again in CHALK4PEACE.
WE CERTAINLY HOPE SO! This photo is from 2007.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

BOULDER COLORADO SHINES!

SOME 350 CHALKSTARS TURNED OUT FOR THE CHALK4PEACE
EVENT AT THE BOULDER PUBLIC LIBRARY SEPT. 14.
CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS POST TO SEE THE
STORY AND PHOTOS FROM THE BOULDER DAILY CAMERA...
NICE WORK BOULDER! OUR THANKS TO DONNA, CAROL AND CREW...!
Photo courtesy of the Newlin Family.

Friday, November 7, 2008

GENEVA, NEW YORK: CENTENNIAL PARK, 9/20-21

CHAPIN TRAUGOTT, Upstate New York CHALKSTAR.
sent us these photos of the CHALK4PEACE event
she organized for the second year running.
Thanks go out to the City of Geneva, NY for
helping to make CHALK4PEACE an annual tradition
in upstart New York!

WE ARE A WORLD OF MANY COLORS...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

THE WORLD IS A DIFFERENT PLACE TODAY...

CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA
AND VICE PRESIDENT ELECT BIDEN.
DR. KING IS WITH YOU ON THE MOUNTAINTOP....
THE WORLD IS WATCHING...

Monday, November 3, 2008

HELP BRING AMERICA TOGETHER TOMORROW...

IT IS TIME FOR PEACE, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING
TO OVERTAKE THIS COUNTRY...AS NEIL YOUNG SAID,
BE ON MY SIDE, I'LL BE ON YOUR SIDE...

Friday, October 31, 2008

FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN SAFETY REMINDER FROM CHALK4PEACE!

IF THIS GUY SHOWS UP AT YOUR DOOR TONIGHT,
DON'T LET HIM IN!!!! HE'S A LOBBYIST!

MAY THE KID IN YOU FOLLOW THE SPIRIT THIS EVE!HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM ALL OF US AT CHALK4PEACE!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

SHE VOTES 4 PEACE...EVERYDAY...

Another artist in Northern Virginia for Peace...Yoga In Daily Life, Alexandria, VA photo: Marielle Mariano

Friday, October 24, 2008

CHALK4PEACE TOOK FLIGHT IN VIRGINIA!

In Virginia, Crystal City BID sponsored an interactive
CHALK4PEACE surrounding Rob Mandle's "Chalk It Up"
airplane sculpture that could be drawn on. The Bright Horizons
Day Care Center joined in with a new class every day;
and passersby left their marks from September 18-25.
Shouts go out to Crystal City BID for this innovative
CHALK4PEACE project.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

YOU REPAINTED THE PLANET THE COLORS OF PEACE!


WE KNOW THERE ARE MORE...
CHALK4PEACE EVENTS WORLDWIDE in Sept. 2008

emails have been removed to avoid
website bots that gather the addresses
please contact us at chalk4peace@gmail.com about
corrections or if we forgot to post your site...
CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS POST TO SEE THE PHOTOS!

Sept. 12 St. George's Cathedral
Cape Town, South Africa
Coordinated by the Community ARTS Therapy programme
Angela Rackstraw, Organizer

Sept. 13 10 - 3
Villa Parke, Pasadena, CA CHALK4PEACE
Collaboration with Fiesta Patrias and
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

Sept. 14 9:30-2:30
Beach School P.A.I.N.T.S.' CHALK4PEACE
with Beach Dad's Club Pancake Breakfast
Piedmont, CA
Contact: Kim Belchamber, President, P.A.I.N.T.S.
Over 400 artists drew at this amazing extravaganza!

Sept 14
Un Dia Para Paz
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Santurce, Puerto Rico
organized by Ivonne Miranda

Sept 14
CHALKWALK II
Boulder Public Library
Boulder, CO

Sept 24- National Heritage Day
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George
With the Albany Museum
Grahamstown, South Africa

Sept. 20
Knoxville, Tennessee CHALK4PEACE
Fritts' Family Driveway- Noon on
Knoxville, TN
visit www.freewebs.com/chalk4peacetn.index.htm

Sept 20 10-2; Sept 21 1-5
Geneva BID presents CHALK4PEACE
Centennial Park, Geneva, NY
Chapin Traugott, Organizer

Sept 18, 19
Goleta Valley Community Center
with the Rainbow School and HeadStart
Goleta, CA 805-967-1237
Randy Rossness, Exec. Director

Sept 17 2:45-4 p.m.
Berkeley Public Library
"Fill in the Peace Sign"
Kittridge at Shattuck
Berkeley, CA

Sept. 19 1-4 p.m.
Valley View Elementary School
Richmond, CA
Organized by Ms. Cotton, Principal and Jonothan Dumas

Sept. 18, 19
P.L. Dunbar Middle School for Innovation
Lynchburg, VA
then Sept. 20 at
the Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg

SOS Children's Villages
Israel and the West Bank

Red Rocks Community College School Age Child Care Program
Blue Heron Elementary School
Littleton, CO

CHALK4PEACE CHALKING EVENTS DC/VA/MD
Dr. Martin Luther King Library-DC Public Library
September 13, 2008
11am-1pm
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC
Contact: Yvette F. Davis
202.727.4803

Busboys & Poets (www.busboysandpoets.com)
September 20, 2008
9am - 9:30am: Storytelling
9:30-12pm: chalkin' up the sidewalks with peace!!
DC Location: 2021 14th St., NW (phone# 202.387.7638)
Shirlington, VA Location: 4251 S. Campbell Ave., (phone# 703.379.9756)
Contact: Kat Okedeyi

Dos Gringos Cafe
3116 Mt. Pleasant St., NW
Washington, DC
Contact: Alex Krammer
202.462.1159
www.dosgringoscafe.com

School Within School At Peabody
September 19, 2008
during school day
At Stanton Park across the school
425 C Street, NE
Washington, DC
Organized by Marla McLean, Art Teacher/Artist

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Freedom Public Charter School
3220 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.265.7237

Crystal City BID
September 15-18,2008
10am-6pm
SW Corner of 18th Street and Crystal Drive
"at The CHALK Plane" public artwork-Interactive
Crystal City, VA
Contact: Charles Gray

Girl Scout Troop 862
@ Wesley United Methodist Church
September 20, 2008
9am - 3pm
8412 Richmond Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22309
Contact: Beth Campbell
703.780.2511

Yoga In Daily Life
September 15, 2008
5pm-6pm
2402 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA
Contact:Jackie Wright Martin
703.299.8946
PL Dunbar Middle School for Innovation
September 18 &19, 2008
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Contact: Katie Roseveare

Barcroft Elementary School
625 S Wakefield St
Arlington, VA 22204
Alissa Karton
(703) 228-5838

Fairfax County Public Schools- Contact individual schools for more info:
http://www.fcps.edu/suptapps/directory/
GC Marshall High School, Falls Church, VA
Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA
Woodlawn Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Groveton Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Ravensworth Elementary School, Springfield, VA
Halley Elementary School, Fairfax Station, VA
Hutchison Elementary School, Herndon, VA
Saratoga Elementary School, Springfield, VA
Fort Hunt Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Hybla Valley Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Hunters Wood Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences,
Reston, VA
Wolf Trap Elementary School, Vienna, VA
Waples Mills Elementary School, Oakton, VA
Herndon Elementary School, Herndon, VA
Forest Edge Elementary School, Reston, VA


Fairfax School Age Child Care Program (SACC)
Lake Anne Elementary School SACC
Bonnie Brae Elementary School SACC
Crossfield Elementary School SACC
Dogwood Elementary School SACC
Herndon Elementary School SACC
Lees Corner Elementary School SACC
Mantua Elementary School SACC
Oakton Elementary School SACC
Sleepy Hollow Elementary School SACC
Westbriar Elementary School SACC
Columbia Elementary School SACC
Navy Elementary School School

Lois Kirkpatrick, Manager
Marketing & Strategic Analysis
Office for Children
Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services
703-324-7162
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc

NON-PROFIT TUESDAYS AT BUSBOYS AND POETS: CHALK4PEACE:
September 30, 2008
11am-6pm
Shirlington, VA Location: 4251 S. Campbell Ave.,
(phone# 703.379.9756)
Contact: Kat Okedeyi

Sept. 20
Damascus, MD
Annual Bike Race and CHALK Drawing
Damascus Community Center

CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ART SHOW
Annual Celebration in the Arts
Children's National/New Horizons
Opening Reception: October 2, 2008
Exhibition Dates: September 29, 2008 - January 9, 2009
111 Michigan Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Contact: Greg Scott, Gallery & Exhibit Coordinator

Sept. 20-21
HIDEOUT 12th Annual BLOCK PARTY
World Music and Art Celebration
With Oscar Meyer Magnet School,
Thomas Drummond E.S. and Tuesday's Child
Chicago, Il
www.hideoutblockparty.com

Sept. 20
Peace Festival with CHALK4PEACE
Peace Maypole and Lots of Music!
Juckett Park,
Hudson Falls, NY
organized by Jean Santoro

Sept. 20
The Giant Peace Symbol
ZEUM, San Francisco, CA 11-1
organized by Joy Liu

Sept 20
MOCHA, Oakland, CA 1-4 pm.
MOCHA'S Chalk-a-holic Saturday Extravaganza
organized by Rae Holzman

Rosa Parks Elementary School
Berkeley, CA

Cragmont E.S., Berkeley, CA

Sept. 21 Noon-4
Community Arts Festival of ART, DANCE and MUSIC
Destiny Arts Center/ North Oakland Community Charter School
42nd and Adeline
Oakland, CA

Sept 21?
Superior Elementary School
The Giant Peace Symbol...Again!
Superior, CO
organized by Michael Wojczuk

Sept. 25 8 a.m.
Gooden School, Sierra Madre, CA

Sept 18 12:45-1:30
Crane School
Montecito, CA 805-969-7732 x105
Debbie Williams, Dir. of Admissions

MOTHERS ACTING UP Boulder, CO
Somewhere on Pearl Street

Sept. 17 12:45-1:30
Chandler School, Pasadena, CA

Sept 13-21
Palm Harbor, FL
Chalk It Up To Peace!
sponsored by Oak Trail Books/Witch's Brew
organized by Leslie Klein

Sept. 28 1-5:50 p.m.
Art N Soul on 101
Encinitas, CA
Cindy Blumkin 858-442-8666
1st Anniversary Celebration
Spirit of the Day...Art, Fun & Play!!

Children's Museum of Art, New York City

St. John's, Newfoundland

London, Calgary, Scotland, Costa Rica, Turkey and dozens more...

IT JUST KEEPS GROWING THANKS TO YOU!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

CHALK4PEACE IS EXCITED TO SEE YOUR PHOTOS!

WE HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN 2,200 PHOTOS SO FAR,
AND KNOW OF AT LEAST EIGHT MORE MAJOR SITES WHO
HAD A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER DOCUMENT THEIR
CHALK4PEACE EVENT!
PLEASE SEND PHOTOS TO: chalk4peace@gmail.comWE ARE ALSO ACCEPTING DVDs THAT WE WILL POST ON
YOUR CHALK4PEACE PHOTO GALLERY!
KEEP THOSE PHOTOS COMING!
THE EXHIBITION OF CHALK4PEACE PHOTOS AT THE
DC NATIONAL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER HAS BEEN A
ROUSING SUCCESS. THE EXHIBITION IS EXPECTED
TO TRAVEL IN 2009.
photo: CHALK4PEACE Event cohosted by the Albany Museum
at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George,
Grahamstown, S. Africa
Participants were the Amasango Career School,
Cathedral Sunday School and home schoolers.
photo: Steven Lang
Grocott's Mail, South Africa's oldest independent newspaper,
published an article about Grahamtown's CHALK4PEACE event.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

CHALK4PEACE Knoxville, Tennessee

PAUL AND JACKIE FRITTS OF KNOXVILLE, TN HAVE TURNED
THEIR DRIVEWAY INTO A CHALK4PEACE GLOBAL DESTINATION!
FRIENDS OF THE FRITTS HAVE MADE CHALK4PEACE YOUTUBE
VIDEOS AND WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR PASSING ON THE
INFORMATION TO YOKO ONO AT IMAGINEPEACE.COM...
PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS POST TO SEE THEIR
CHALK4PEACE WEBSITE AND PHOTOS!
YOU FOLKS ARE CHALKSTARS!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

IMAGINE PEACE...

A Belated Happy Birthday to John and Sean Lennon from EVERYONE who did CHALK4PEACE...!
THANK YOU FOR SHOWING US HOW TO GIVE PEACE A CHANCE...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

CHALK4PEACE THANKS OUR GLOBAL VOLUNTEERS 4 IMAGINING PEACE

MORE THAN 400 OF YOU ORGANIZED EVENTS, SET THINGS UP
SO IT WOULD HAPPEN, AND ENCOURAGED THE WORLD TO DRAW
TOGETHER 4 PEACE IN MORE THAN 150 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE! MORE THAN 100,000 FOLKS JOINED US AS A RESULT OF YOUR EFFORTS! YOU ARE AWESOME! AS IN GRAND CANYON AWESOME! WE ARE BLESSED TO KNOW YOU!
THANK YOU! LET'S DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

PHOTOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS POST TO SEE PHOTO ESSAYS FROM MORE THAN 20 CHALK4PEACE 2008 LOCATIONS!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

YOUR RESPONSE TO CHALK4PEACE IS OVERWHELMING!

OVER 2,000 PHOTOS HAVE COME IN! WE KNOW THERE'S MORE!
SEND PHOTO CDs, ARTICLES and DONATIONS TO:
CHALK4PEACE, Inc.
P.O. Box 99289
Emeryville, CA 94662
or email your photos and online articles to:
chalk4peace@gmail.com
or DONATE to CHALK4PEACE by Clicking on Today's Title Post

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TONIGHT! EAT4PEACE 4 CHALK4PEACE

EAT4PEACE on NON-PROFIT TUESDAY @ BUSBOYS AND POETS
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
11am-6p: come ask Marielle Mariano questions and check out
pictures from this year 5pm-11pm: Come in and EAT4PEACE!!-
5% of dinner revenue is donated to CHALK4PEACE, Inc.
Location: 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Shirlington, VA
phone# 703.379.9756 http://www.busboysandpoets.com

CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ART SHOW-
"BECAUSE OF YOU, WE CAN..."

PHOTOS OF CHALK4PEACE 2005-2007
Children's National/New Horizons
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2, 2008,
5:30pm-8pm Show runs from
September 29, 2008 - January 9, 2009
111 Michigan Ave., NW Washington, DC 20010
RSVP: 202.476.2241

Eighteen Fairfax County Public School SACC Programs Join CHALK4PEACE!

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA was the most enthusiastic
location in the world for CHALK4PEACE. For more
information about the FCPS Student Age Child Care
Program and their involvement with CHALK4PEACE,
please click on Today's Post Title above.

Monday, September 29, 2008

AS THE DUST SETTLES...CHALK4PEACE 2008

WHAT A AMAZING EVENT! WHAT AMAZING RESPONSE!
The CHALK4PEACE East and West Coast Coordinators
visited more than 20 sites with more than 3,600
artists! We salute all those who took it upon
themselves to organize their events and spread
their messages with chalk. We know that there
are many more of YOU!
Please send us your photos to chalk4peace@gmail.com
CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS POST TO VISIT
THE FIRST DOZEN CHALK4PEACE 2008 GALLERIES...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

NORTHERN VIRGINIA RAISES SOME DUST!

HERE ARE THE LATEST PHOTOS FROM ALEXANDRIA, VA
CLICK ON THIS TITLE POST TO SEE THE MOUNT VERNON GAZETTE'S
ARTICLE of Sept 24, 2008
photos: Marielle Mariano


Monday, September 22, 2008

CHALK4PEACE PHOTOS ARE POURING IN!

HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE ALMOST ONE THOUSAND PHOTOS WE HAVE RECEIVED SO FAR! PLEASE SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO: chalk4peace@gmail.com
COMING SOON!!! Online galleries for the world to see!

Crane School, Montecito, CA. The Geometry class painstakingly laid out three large symbols with equal spaces for each student in the school! photo:

Hutchison Elementary School, Herndon, VA photo: Kathryn Vaughn

Girl Scout Cadettes Troop 862, Alexandria, VA photo: Beth Campbell

St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, S. Africa
photo: Angela Rackstraw, Director, CATh

Beach E.S.:P.A.I.N.T.S.'/Beach Dad's CHALK4PEACE 08
Photo: Jerry Downs

HIDEOUT CHICAGO's 12th Annual Block Party, Il photo: Javier Ayala

Saturday, September 20, 2008

BEACH SCHOOL and P.A.I.N.T.S. CHALK IT UP IN CALIFORNIA

In Piedmont, California, on 9/14, the Beach School,
with Sponsors P.A.I.N.T.S. and the BEACH DAD'S CLUB
held their Annual Pancake Breakfast and Chalk Festival
joining CHALK4PEACE for the second year.
A delicious and beautifully organized event,
famous artist parents joined in with hundreds
of young artists to create the most imaginative and
enthusiastic chalk paintings one will find during
CHALK4PEACE. We thank the BEACH COMMUNITY for their
enthusiastic participation and dedication to the
idea that peace is always deserviung of its chance.
A link to their gallery will be posted soon.
photo: Jerry Downs

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

THE WORLD'S GETTING DOWN AND DUSTY!

With this past weekend's kick off of CHALK4PEACE, dozens of
schools, libraries, children's museums, town squares and
sidewalks are in the midstof creating their messages of peace
for the world to see.
WE ARE COLLECTIVELY CREATING A DIALOG ABOUT PEACE.
CHALK4PEACE Coordinators are giving it their all to make sure
the hundreds of events go smoothly and contribute to the global
lens with which we see Peace.

CHALK4PEACE Board members are traveling up and down on
both coasts in the US attending as many events as time allows.
Our job of collecting the photographs, stories and information
is daunting as CHALK4PEACE grows larger by the day!
Since YOU are rising to the challenge, WE are too!

We thank Peggy Phelps and the Pasadena Community Foundation,
Yoko Ono, FedEx Kinko's, Copy Central, the Armory Center for
the Arts, Busboys and Poets, The Boulder Arts Commission,
the DC National Children's Medical Center, Jonothan Dumas, Jerry
Downs, Marielle Mariano, Sarah Jayne Bleiweis, Barry Robinson,
Ken Lee, Jayne Selwa, Roger Cutler, Kathryn Vaughn, Beach School/
P.A.I.N.T.S. and dozens of other individuals and organizations who
directly support CHALK4PEACE.
There are, literally, thousands of people to thank.

BE A CHALKSTAR. MAKE A DONATION NOW
TO CHALK4PEACE BY CLICKING ON
THE TITLE OF THIS POST...THIS IS A BIG SHIP...
YOUR DONATION HELPS US STEER IT!

Thank you.
Artwork from St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, S. Africa
photo: Angela Rackstraw, Director CATh

Monday, September 15, 2008

YOU ARE BRINGING THE SUNSHINE OUT 4 CHALK4PEACE!

Reports of sunshine everywhere there is a CHALK4PEACE event
are coming in from around the world! Cape Town, Pasadena,
Boulder, Washington, DC, Santurce, Puerto Rico, Florida, and
Piedmont, California have repainted the planet so far this year!
PLEASE SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO:
chalk4peace@gmail.com
so that we can share them with the world!!
CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS POST TO SEE THE CHALK4PEACE
ARTICLE IN THE BOULDER DAILY CAMERA

Friday, September 12, 2008

"GONNA BE A BRIGHT, BRIGHT SUNSHINY DAY"

Cape Town, South Africa woke up to the first sun it's seen in
awhile as the Community Arts Therapy programme kicked off
CHALK4PEACE 2008 at St. George's Cathedral!
Here's one of their amazing drawings!
A global Thank You to Angela Rackstraw and her CATh team
for being such great CHALKSTARS!
Thanks to Johnny Nash for the title of today's post.
CLICK ON TODAY'S TITLE TO SEE THE PHOTOS FROM CAPE TOWN!

SCROLL DOWN FOR GLOBAL SITES LIST...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

CHALK4PEACE Article in the PASADENA WEEKLY

Click on the POST TITLE to see the article.
Very Nice! Thank you Pasadena Weekly!
SCROLL DOWN FOR GLOBAL SITES INFORMATION!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

CHALK4PEACE FRONT PAGE ON YOKO ONO'S IMAGINE PEACE WEBSITE!

Thanks to Paul and Jackie Fritt and Friends
of Knoxville, TN, Big Time CHALK4PEACE Advocates
and event organizers of a great event on one of the
most colorful driveways anywhere, CHALK4PEACE has
been featured on the 5 Sept. 2008 front page of
www.imaginepeace.com,
Yoko Ono's website dedicated to Peace!

I went to Yoko Ono's Wishing Tree Project in Pasadena
just two days before to place a wish on a tree about
CHALK4PEACE. My (our) wish came true!!!

Make sure to visit Yoko Ono's Wishing Tree Project
wherever you may find it! MAKE A WISH!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Yoko Ono and all of you
who are GIVING PEACE A CHANCE!!!

Click on today's POST TITLE to visit
ImaginePeace.com

Friday, August 29, 2008

CHALK4PEACE: GLOBAL SITES LIST 9/15/08

CHALK4PEACE EVENTS WORLDWIDE...so far...
emails have been removed to avoid
website bots that gather the addresses
please contact us at chalk4peace@gmail.com about
corrections or if we forgot to post your site...

Sept. 12 St George's Cathedral
Cape Town, South Africa
Coordinated by the Community ARTS Therapy programme
Angela Rackstraw, Organizer

Sept. 13 10 - 3
Villa Parke, Pasadena, CA CHALK4PEACE
Collaboration with Fiesta Patrias and
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

Sept. 14 9:30-2:30
Beach School P.A.I.N.T.S.' CHALK4PEACE
with Beach Dad's Club Pancake Breakfast
Piedmont, CA
Contact: Kim Belchamber, President, P.A.I.N.T.S.
Over 400 artists drew at this amazing extravaganza!

Sept 14
Un Dia Para Paz
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Santurce, Puerto Rico
organized by Ivonne Miranda

Sept 14
CHALKWALK II
Boulder Public Library
Boulder, CO

Sept 24- National Heritage Day
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George
With the Albany Museum
Grahamstown, South Africa

Sept. 20
Knoxville, Tennessee CHALK4PEACE
Fritts' Family Driveway- Noon on
Knoxville, TN
visit www.freewebs.com/chalk4peacetn.index.htm

Sept 20 10-2; Sept 21 1-5
Geneva BID presents CHALK4PEACE
Centennial Park, Geneva, NY
Chapin Traugott, Organizer

Sept 18, 19
Goleta Valley Community Center
with the Rainbow School and HeadStart
Goleta, CA 805-967-1237
Randy Rossness, Exec. Director

Sept 17 2:45-4 p.m.
Berkeley Public Library
"Fill in the Peace Sign"
Kittridge at Shattuck
Berkeley, CA

Sept. 19 1-4 p.m.
Valley View Elementary School
Richmond, CA
Organized by Jonothan Dumas

Sept. 18, 19
P.L. Dunbar Middle School for Innovation
Lynchburg, VA
then Sept. 20 at
the Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg

SOS Children's Villages
Israel and the West Bank

Red Rocks Community College School Age Child Care Program
Blue Heron Elementary School
Littleton, CO

CHALK4PEACE CHALKING EVENTS DC/VA/MD
Dr. Martin Luther King Library-DC Public Library
September 13, 2008
11am-1pm
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC
Contact: Yvette F. Davis
202.727.4803

Busboys & Poets (www.busboysandpoets.com)
September 20, 2008
9am - 9:30am: Storytelling
9:30-12pm: chalkin' up the sidewalks with peace!!
DC Location: 2021 14th St., NW (phone# 202.387.7638)
Shirlington, VA Location: 4251 S. Campbell Ave., (phone# 703.379.9756)
Contact: Kat Okedeyi

Dos Gringos Cafe
3116 Mt. Pleasant St., NW
Washington, DC
Contact: Alex Krammer
202.462.1159
www.dosgringoscafe.com

School Within School At Peabody
September 19, 2008
during school day
At Stanton Park across the school
425 C Street, NE
Washington, DC
Contact: Marla McLean, Art Teacher/Artist

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Freedom Public Charter School
3220 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Contact:
202.265.7237

Crystal City BID
September 15-18,2008
10am-6pm
SW Corner of 18th Street and Crystal Drive
"at The CHALK Plane" public artwork-Interactive
Crystal City, VA
Contact: Charles Gray

Girl Scout Troop 862
@ Wesley United Methodist Church
September 20, 2008
9am - 3pm
8412 Richmond Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22309
Contact: Beth Campbell
703.780.2511

Yoga In Daily Life
September 15, 2008
5pm-6pm
2402 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA
Contact:Jackie Wright Martin
703.299.8946

PL Dunbar Middle School for Innovation
September 18 &19, 2008
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Contact: Katie Roseveare

Barcroft Elementary School
625 S Wakefield St
Arlington, VA 22204
Alissa Karton
(703) 228-5838

Fairfax County Public Schools- Contact individual schools for more info:
http://www.fcps.edu/suptapps/directory/
GC Marshall High School, Falls Church, VA
Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA
Woodlawn Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Groveton Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Ravensworth Elementary School, Springfield, VA
Halley Elementary School, Fairfax Station, VA
Hutchison Elementary School, Herndon, VA
Saratoga Elementary School, Springfield, VA
Fort Hunt Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Hybla Valley Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Hunters Wood Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences,
Reston, VA
Wolf Trap Elementary School, Vienna, VA
Waples Mills Elementary School, Oakton, VA
Herndon Elementary School, Herndon, VA
Forest Edge Elementary School, Reston, VA

Fairfax School Age Child Care Program (SACC)
Lake Anne Elementary School SACC
Bonnie Brae Elementary School SACC
Crossfield Elementary School SACC
Dogwood Elementary School SACC
Herndon Elementary School SACC
Lees Corner Elementary School SACC
Mantua Elementary School SACC
Oakton Elementary School SACC
Sleepy Hollow Elementary School SACC
Westbriar Elementary School SACC
Columbia Elementary School SACC
Navy Elementary School School

Lois Kirkpatrick, Manager
Marketing & Strategic Analysis
Office for Children
Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services
703-324-7162
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc

NON-PROFIT TUESDAYS AT BUSBOYS AND POETS: CHALK4PEACE:
September 30, 2008
11am-6pm
Shirlington, VA Location: 4251 S. Campbell Ave.,
(phone# 703.379.9756)
Contact: Kat Okedeyi

Sept. 20
Damascus, MD
Annual Bike Race and CHALK Drawing
Damascus Community Center

CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ART SHOW
Annual Celebration in the Arts
Children's National/New Horizons
Opening Reception: October 2, 2008
Exhibition Dates: September 29, 2008 - January 9, 2009
111 Michigan Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Contact: Greg Scott, Gallery & Exhibit Coordinator

Sept. 20-21
HIDEOUT 12th Annual BLOCK PARTY
World Music and Art Celebration
With Oscar Meyer Magnet School,
Thomas Drummond E.S. and Tuesday's Child
Chicago, Il
www.hideoutblockparty.com

Sept. 20
Peace Festival with CHALK4PEACE
Peace Maypole and Lots of Music!
Juckett Park,
Hudson Falls, NY
organized by Jean Santoro

Sept. 20
The Giant Peace Symbol
ZEUM, San Francisco, CA 11-1
organized by Joy Liu

Sept 20
MOCHA, Oakland, CA 1-4 pm.
MOCHA'S Chalk-a-holic Saturday Extravaganza
organized by Rae Holzman

Rosa Parks Elementary School
Berkeley, CA

Cragmont E.S., Berkeley, CA

Sept. 21 Noon-4
Community Arts Festival of ART, DANCE and MUSIC
Destiny Arts Center/ North Oakland Community Charter School
42nd and Adeline
Oakland, CA

Sept 21?
Superior Elementary School
The Giant Peace Symbol...Again!
Superior, CO
organized by Michael Wojczuk

Sept. 25 8 a.m.
Gooden School, Sierra Madre, CA

Sept 18 12:45-1:30
Crane School
Montecito, CA 805-969-7732 x105
Debbie Williams, Dir. of Admissions

MOTHERS ACTING UP Boulder, CO
Somewhere on Pearl Street

Sept. 17 12:45-1:30
Chandler School, Pasadena, CA

Sept 13-21
Palm Harbor, FL
Chalk It Up To Peace!
sponsored by Oak Trail Books/Witch's Brew
organized by Leslie Klein

Sept. 28 1-5:50 p.m.
Art N Soul on 101
Encinitas, CA
Cindy Blumkin 858-442-8666
1st Anniversary Celebration
Spirit of the Day...Art, Fun & Play!!

Children's Museum of Art, New York City

St. John's, Newfoundland

London, Calgary, Scotland, Costa Rica, Turkey and dozens more...

IT JUST KEEPS GROWING THANKS TO YOU!

* Tentative

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

CHALK4PEACE AROUND THE WASHINGTON BELTWAY

CHALK4PEACE locations around the Washington Beltway
(so far...)
Busboys and Poets (DC and VA locations)
Organization of American States (DC)
Dos Gringos Café (DC),
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA:
G.C. Marshall High School
FCPS elementary schools:
Woodlawn, Groveton, Ravensworth, Halley,
Hutchison, Saratoga, Fort Hunt, Hybla Valley,
Hunters Woods, Wolf Trap, Waples Mills, Herndon;
Girl Scout Troop #862 (Alexandria,VA),
School-Within-School at Peabody (DC),
Barcroft E.S. (Arlington, VA),
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington,
Yoga in Daily Life (Alexandria, VA),
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Freedom Public Charter School (DC),
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (DC).

CHALK4PEACE has Marielle Mariano, Henry Gallucio and the great
folks at ARTOMATIC to thank for this stunning increase in
enthusiasm and participation! Thank you also to the wonderful
educators worldwide who encourage the teaching of peace.
What a great spirit of cooperation!

BELTWAY- YOU ROCK YOU CHALK!

Friday, August 15, 2008

CHALK4PEACE '08 BEGINS SEPTEMBER 14th!

ONE MONTH TO GO!
OPENING EVENTS- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th:

IN CALIFORNIA-
BEACH SCHOOL, Piedmont
P.A.I.N.T.S. CHALK4PEACE '08
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

IN COLORADO-
BOULDER PUBLIC LIBRARY, Boulder
CHALK WALK
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

IN PUERTO RICO-
MUSEO DE ARTE DE PUERTO RICO, Santurce
Galeria ActivARTE Fundacion Angel Ramos
El Dia de la Paz
(con arte, teatro y musica)

Monday, August 4, 2008

THE CHALK DUST IS RISING...CHALK4PEACE IS ALMOST HERE!

We've heard from a new site in Grahamstown, S. Africa,
and the HIDEOUT CHICAGO will have CHALK4PEACE
as part of its 14th Annual Block Party. Children's Museums
in the Bay Area, ZEUM and MOCHA are joining us again!
P.A.I.N.T.S' BEACH School in Piedmont, CA will KICK OFF
CHALK4PEACE on the morning of Sept. 14 with Beach Dad's
Famous Pancake Breakfast! 1,200 people are expected to attend!
Los Angeles, Pasadena and Santa Monica are kicking up some dust
4PEACE and Fairfax County Public Schools. VA are leading the charge
with a dozen schools involved with CHALK4PEACE!
They're getting ready to raise chalk dust in Turkey, Costa Rica,
Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Palestine, Israel, the Philippines
and coast to coast throughout America. PLEASE TELL US WHERE
YOUR EVENT IS by emailing chalk4peace@gmail.com
WE WANT TO TELL THE WORLD THAT YOU ARE
REPAINTING THE PLANET THE COLORS OF PEACE...

Monday, July 28, 2008

DOGS LOVE CHALK4PEACE

DOGS have proven to be important volunteers during CHALK4PEACE.
They enthusiastically clean the sites of any misplaced food.
CHALK4PEACE IS AN EVENT FOR EVERYONE...DOGS INCLUDED!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

SOME FOLKS JUST CAN'T WAIT 4 CHALK4PEACE!

On July 10, The DESTINY ART CENTER Summer Arts Camp artists,
Oakland refurbished the famous CHALK4PEACE sign on 47th and
Adeline Sts. Afterwards they drew messages of peace and danced
and sang a beautiful empowering routine.
Joaquin Alejandro Newman, Destiny's Artist in Residence, led more
than 25 artists over to the site to brighten the wall and remind others
that CHALK4PEACE IS COMING TO A SIDEWALK NEAR YOU!DESTINY ARTS CENTER, in conjunction with the
N. OAKLAND COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
will hold their CHALK4PEACE on Sunday, Sept. 21...
noon-4:00.
43rd Street between Linden and Adeline, Oakland.
The public is welcome! visit www.destinyarts.org
Top: Destiny artists chalk it up!
Middle: Joaquin traces an acrobat!
Bottom: John Aaron, Global Project Founder,CHALK4PEACE
watches the sun set on the new and greatly improved
CHALK4PEACE sign on Adeline!