Arts Roundup: Sidewalk chalk contest, Airport Art, Harrington House, more
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
In this roundup of the latest arts news, learn how to enter a sidewalk chalk art contest, how to apply to display artwork at the airport and what's on view at a historic Amarillo home.
Chalk It Up
An explosion of colors will greet visitors to Amarillo College this summer during a sidewalk art contest.
Chalk It Up will pit individuals and teams of up to four against each other for bragging rights and cash prizes. The contest will run 8 a.m. to noon July 29 in the Oeschger Family Mall on the AC Washington Street campus.
“Sidewalk art events like this are springing up all over the country, and Amarillo College is a perfect fit for one,” said Kevin Ball, vice president of communications and marketing, said in a news release. “Our pretty campus is a wonderfully comfortable place to spend time, especially during the summer, and our community abounds with talented artists. This gives them a chance to create in front of an enthusiastic audience and possibly win some nice prizes."
Registration is free, and deadline is July 21 or when the field of 30 is full. Register online here, and provide a sketch of the proposed drawing. Artists also must provide their own materials.
Artwork must be appropriate for public viewing. No words or symbols intended as advertising or promotion may appear within the image. Only chalk/pastels in solid form may be used for the work.
A panel of judges representing the local art community and onlookers will decide the winners. Prizes are $500 for first place, $250 for second, $100 for third and $50 for Fan Favorite.
Applications are due Friday to display works on the art wall at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.
The chosen artist will display works for up to four months on the large gray wall outside the entrance to the Transportation Security Administration hall at the airport.
The wall is a joint project of the Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council Arts Committee, the airport and the City of Amarillo.
Applications are available by calling Kashion Smith at 806-342-2023 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harrington House Historic Home
The summer exhibition opens Thursday at Harrington House Historic Home, 1600 S. Polk St.
The home, the former residence of late community philanthropists Don and Sybil B. Harrington, was completed in 1914 and was opened to the public for tours in 1985.
A Dodie Thayer cabbage tureen and appointments by Tiffany and Co., Herend, Rosenthal and Staffordshire will be on view in the dining room.
A collection of Sybil Harrington’s gowns by such designers as Christian Dior, Arnold Scassi, Nettie Rosenstein and more also will be on view. The exhibition closes Aug. 29.
Free tours are held on the half hour between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tours are limited to four people ages 14 and older. Reservations are required; tours last approximately 50 minutes.
For information or reservations, call 806-374-5490.
Meet the Artist
Cost will speak at 7 p.m. July 11 at the fellowship, 4901 Cornell St. Admission is free.
Cost has worked as a graphic designer in addition to his academic career. His paintings, primarily watercolor and acrylics, have been displayed in galleries, exhibitions, competitions and collections around the country.
For information, call 806-355-9351.