Thursday, April 24, 2008


CHALK4PEACE does not run on CHALK alone. We have created a
worldwide network to encourage and assist people in making
CHALK4PEACE happen in their community. We cannot do this
without you. Your encouragement, in the form of a donation,
enables us to keep the flow of information current and for
us to continue the pursuit of our global goal-
That's why we could use your help. A dollar contribution
brings chalk to a young artist. You will see clear results
from your contribution with your own eyes! We are committed
to making your donation stretch AROUND THE WORLD.

You can make a Paypal donation to CHALK4PEACE simply by
CHALK4PEACE has 501(c)(3) status; your donation is tax deductible.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


CHALK4PEACE says, "It's the ONLY one we've got!"
Eco Tip: Take a Tote Bag to the market EVERY TIME YOU GO!!!

WORLD PEACE begins with YOU....

Whole Foods Earth Day Celebration, Arlington, VA 2005
CHALK4PEACE '06 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library,
Washington, D.C. photos: CHALK4PEACE, Inc.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Jerry Downs is a photographer and photojournalist and a
longtime friend from back in the early Boulder days.

He has helped CHALK4PEACE immeasurably.
His viewpoint is compelling; he captures The Moment...
from more than one angle!

He always draws out the best in people and animals;
and even seems to get inanimate objects to smile...

These photos were taken at CHALK4PEACE 2006-07
at the Cragmont Elementary School, Berkeley, CA

His eye for the moment is one of the great visual joys in life.
He brings out the CHALKSTAR in everyone!

Jerry lives in the Bay Area; and he'll be out there once again
to catch artists at the height of their inspiration this September.
To visit Jerry's awesome website,
click on the Title of Today's Posting.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


For every $10.00 online contribution to CHALK4PEACE, you receive
one of our limited edition high resolution 2008 posters.
Show your support 4 PEACE. BE A CHALKSTAR!
CLICK ON the Title of Today's Post
to show your support 4 CHALK4PEACE!


CHALK4PEACE received a very generous contribution to its efforts
this week when Loew-Cornell Inc., the recommended chalk supplier, based in New Jersey, made a sizable gift of the #312
art chalk for distribution to our overseas friends who have little access to the colorful signature chalk you see in our photographs.
CHALK4PEACE is dedicated to encouraging others' dreams 4 peace.
We ask you to help us continue our work to give peace its chance.
Your contribution enables us to open doors across the world, to
advocate for the event on a global basis. We encourage communities
celebrating CHALK4PEACE with support through promotional materials, CHALK, Internet presence and the C4P INFORMATION HOTLINE. Every dollar effectively provides a young artist with chalk.
To donate, simply click on the TITLE OF THIS POST
to cast your vote 4 PEACE in the form of a single dollar, or
more, if you wish. HELP US HELP A MILLION ARTISTS!
We make sure YOUR dollar is used to promote the concept of peace.
All the CHALK4PEACE artists everywhere thank you.

Photos: Jerry Downs Photography, CHALK4PEACE, Inc.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

PEACE: TOGETHER WE CAN- Hutchison Elementary School, Herndon, VA, US

Public Art in the form of painted sculpture by the Arts Program
at Hutchison Elementary School, Herndon, VA. The narrative
nature of the work is about what the students learned from their
experience with CHALK4PEACE. Images were drawn from the event.
Kathryn Vaughn is the artist/educator who inspired this project.
What a tribute to PEACE.

This project was sponsored by the Fairfax County Library Foundation
and paid for by the Rappaport Companies. The sculpture will be
displayed at Worldgate Centre in Herndon, VA until the end of
August. Let's hear it for the Hutchison Sixth Grade artists
who made it happen!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Students Decorate Public Art with CHALK4PEACE...

Kathryn Vaughn of Hutchison Elementary School, Herndon, VA
writes that the Fairfax County Library Foundation is sponsoring
a large painted sculpture project similar to the cows in New York.
Her students have been working on a giant book with images that
came out of the CHALK4PEACE experience.
is the link to view the article, "Art In the Pages" that was
published in the Observer News. Article date: 4/10/08
Writer: Rebecca Plevin

Photo: Kathryn Vaughn, Hutchison E.S. CHALK4PEACE, 2007

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Drawing That Caused CHALK4PEACE...

This image, drawn at the Dr. MLK, Jr., Memorial Library in 2005,
is by a young artist who was invited by the DC Mayor's Office of
Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs & the DC Commission for the Arts
and Humanities. This image conveys a timelessness rare in art today.
This drawing created the need within me to initiate the project on a global basis. The artist is to be thanked immensely.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Director makes empassioned speech for CHALK4PEACE

The Director of CHALK4PEACE during a speech in front of the
Jefferson Memorial encouraging the world to support CHALK4PEACE.

Photo: Andrea Scharnau

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

OLYMPIC TORCH doesn't cross Finish Line...

We ventured down to the Embarcadero in San Francisco today
to wait with global media and thousands of our closest friends
to get a glimpse of the Icon of world sport, the Olympic Torch.
Coming out McCovey Cove at the Stadium, it took a right at Pier
48, got on a bus, resurfaced on Van Ness, ran through the
Tenderloin; and our last report was that it was headed towards
the Golden Gate Bridge, or to the airport.

I went for ONE reason- I had never seen the Olympic Torch.
I went with the naive spirit of doing it to honor Sport.

It feels kind of like telling a kid he's going to get an
athlete's autograph at the big game; and he doesn't show up.
I feel like a sucker for believing I would get to see it.
Sure fooled us, didn't they? Joke's on U.S.

The officials said that it was because there were too many
people down at the route. It was proclaimed a rousing success.
I was not roused.

Regardless of what one thinks of the political situation,
I have seen the symbol that, historically, had caused all
to lay down their arms and suspend their differences to
engage in global athletic competition transform into the
symbol that creates global confrontation.

The Torch belongs to Sport. Not politics.
Pardon me if it makes me sad...
I feel like a kid who didn't get that autograph.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Official Color of CHALK4PEACE 2008...PURPLE!!!

It was announced today that, after a rousing campaign
and lobbying from all parts of the spectrum, PURPLE has
been named the Official Color of CHALK4PEACE 2008.
ORANGE was the Official Color in 2006; and GREEN held
the honor in 2007. For those of you who run out of PURPLE
chalk when you are drawing, just mix RED and BLUE.
This year, PURPLE rules!

CHALK4PEACE WEEK! 14-21 September 2008

The dates for CHALK4PEACE have been extended from Sunday
through Sunday, September 14-21, by request from the
young artists of the world. We never argue with them!

Photo: Ruth Maruschak

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

One man's pursuit of peace...a remembrance

...April 4th, shots ring out in the Memphis sky...
-Bono, U2
A man of peace left us forty years ago today.
We still carry his Dream.

A quote from Eleanor Roosevelt about peace...

This quote can be seen at the FDR Memorial, Washington, DC

Thursday, April 3, 2008

CHALK4PEACE Asks 4 Peace 4 All...

Murphy, a homeless fellow, drew his rainbow at CHALK4PEACE '06.
He told us it was the first time he'd been asked to think about peace.
He said, "This is Dr. King's Library; and he was all about peace.
All colors together. Thanks for making me a part of this.
A rainbow is what I think of when I think of peace..."

We honor Dr. King and his efforts to bring everyone together.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pro-Peace is Peace through Non-Violence...

A shining example of intergenerational cooperation of peace
4 the World! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 2006

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Remembering a Man of Peace...

We share with you photos of CHALK4PEACE
done at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memorial Library in Washington, DC, 2005-2007.

Above: Earth Girl, C4P, 2005
This week's photos feature drawings done
on the plaza in homage to Dr. King's vision.