KACC is a strong supporter of community art events such as the ”Kerrville Chalk Festival” October 14-15. During this event, inspired by the Cailloux Foundation and benefitting the Kerrville Independent School District, street artists from around the country will be creating their beautiful but ephemeral art on the walls and sidewalks of Guadalupe Plaza in the center of downtown Kerrville.
As part of the celebration of the Oct. 14-15 outdoor event, KACC is bringing a variety of the more permanent works of these Chalk Festival artists indoors to hang in the Derby Gallery from October 10-15. The participating Chalk Artists, who actually work in a wide range of media, are traditionally called “Street Painters” in Europe where their art form originated. Visitors to the KACC exhibit, entitled “Chalk On The Walls”, will have the opportunity to preview the styles and themes of the Chalk Artists participating in the weekend Festival.
“Street Painters” are a special genre of performance artists, originating in the Middle Ages in Europe. Today they are commonly called Chalk Artists because their working medium tends to be chalk or other soft materials, like tile fragments or seashells, and their preferred palette is public places such as sidewalks, streets and walls. This same genre of performance artists is called “I Madonnari” in Italy, because they traditionally include images of the Madonna in their work, and in Germany all categories of street painters are simply called “Strassenmaler”.
KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. Our building and facilities are fully accessible. Our address is 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville, and Gallery hours are 10-4 Tues. – Sat. and 1-4 Sundays. For more information on KACC and our upcoming events please visit http://www.kacckerrville.com or call 830-895-2911 during gallery hours.