Thursday, January 24, 2008

Be a Mother Acting Up for CHALK4PEACE!

CHALK4PEACE happens! Mothers Acting Up celebrated
2007 International Day of Peace in Colorado on
Pearl St. next to the Boulder Daily Camera Building.
I happened to be one block from the event, having
coffee at the Trident and never knew they were
chalking it up! Someone handed me a newspaper the
next day that had a photo showing their event!
Mothers Acting Up...You Rock You CHALK!


Visit them at www.mothersactingup.org
Photo: Courtesy of Mothers Acting Up

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Unicorns of the World Unite!

The Unicorn Girls of Superior Elementary School in Louisville, CO
encourage you to draw your dreams. They just might become reality!


Michael Wojzcuk took the picture and organized
the Superior event for the second year.

Monday, January 21, 2008

These artists understand what TODAY is all about...

Hooray for Google, who have young artists drawing with chalk
on their logo today!

In Geneva, New York, artists of all ages and backgrounds came
together last September to share their spirit and vision of peace.
Let us rejoice in what these artists are saying!
photo: Chapin Traugott

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Remember that peace is the way...


An artist from the Community ARTS Therapy programme calls
for peace in Cape Town at their second CHALK4PEACE event, 2007.
photo: Gabby van Heerden

Friday, January 18, 2008

CHALK4PEACE honors Mom...

My mom, Jane, would have been 86 today.
She would say, "Go ahead, pick up the chalk;
it's for a good reason. Listen to my son.
Sometimes he knows what he's talking about!"
Happy Birthday, Mom!
This Jerry Downs photo is for her...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Drawing 4 Peace...Tell us what happened at your event...


Peace prevails when CHALK4PEACE happens...
Valley View Elementary School, Richmond, CA 9/14/07
photo: Dumas/Aaron

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

CHALK4PEACE celebrates Dr. King's Birthday...


Artists from around the world celebrating peace
This week honors Dr. King with selections from
the CHALK4PEACE Photo Library.
You rock, Dr. King...
Top: The Hostess; Barcroft Elementary School, Arlington, VA
photo: Alissa Karton
Above: Palestinian artists showing their CHALK4PEACE spirit...
SOS Herman Gmeiner School, Bethlehem, West Bank
photo: Sarah Jayne Bleiweis

Pictures worth more than a thousand words...


Yoga in Daily Life, Alexandria, Virginia
CHALK4PEACE is 4 kids of all ages...

Saturday, January 12, 2008

CHALK4PEACE Photograph of the Day


In tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
PAINTS Piedmont with Beach Dads present CHALK4PEACE
Beach School, Piedmont , CA 9/16/07
photo: Mick Jones Photography

Thursday, January 10, 2008

To Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


This posting honors the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
a man who sought to bring peace to the world through non-violence.
As I post this, his speeches pour out of the radio, and they
still send shivers down my spine.

There will be a new photograph of a CHALK4PEACE site
from around the world every day this week.

The first event for CHALK4PEACE as an organized event
was at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
in Washington, DC in 2005. 2008 will be the Library's fourth
year supporting CHALK4PEACE. The photo is from the Library's
event in 2006. The students are from Woodlawn Elementary School
in Alexandria, VA. It is both an honor and quite humbling.
More than one hundred thousand people have done CHALK4PEACE
since 2006. They've covered fourteen football fields' worth of art.
We will chalk it up for peace again on 19-21 September, 2008
and work to continue to spread the spirit of peace through
artistic expression, as Dr. King would want us to.

"...in the name of Love,
one more in the name of Love..."
-Bono