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DO AC 3D Chalk Art Festival Transforms South Indiana Avenue into Open-Air Museum of Chalk Masterpieces

Lou Perri

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • 7:59pm

Over the course of six days, fourteen renowned artists from eight countries will transform an Atlantic City street into a dazzling open air museum filled with intricately designed, interactive 3D  chalk masterpieces.  Visitors can watch in person and online as the paintings evolve from blank spaces on day one, into masterpieces by the end of day five. The DO AC 3D Chalk Art Festival will be held on South Indiana Avenue between Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk adjacent to the ARTLANTIC: Wonder Art Park. Spectators can watch the Festival artists at work from Tuesday, September 17, 2013 through Friday, September 20, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The finished paintings will be on view starting the morning of Saturday, September 21 and the public can meet and interact with the artists through Sunday, September 22, 2013.

 

Free and open to the public, the DO AC 3D Chalk Art Festival provides another opportunity for Atlantic City to showcase its many attractions beyond gaming.  The Festival is a rare event on the East Coast where international artists have gathered to present their works all at one time. Presented by the Atlantic City Alliance in partnership with Tracy Lee Stum of Ventura, CA. Tracy is an internationally recognized street artist, festival organizer and teacher who received her BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Tracy Lee Stum has invited thirteen artists from around the world to join her in Atlantic City for the first DO AC 3D Chalk Art Festival. TheAmerican artists include Rob Tryon, Sharyn Chan Namnath, Julio Cesar Jimenez, Michael Las Casas and Chris Carlson. Hailing from Italy are Tony Cammarano and Mimmo Rubino. Gary Palmer, a Northern Irish artist now living in California, Germany’s Marion Ruthardt, Tomoteru Saito of Japan, Alex Voiskam from the Ukraine, New Delhi’s Mukesh Kumar and Limnesh Augustine of the United Arab Emirates complete this fabulous roster of international talent.

 

“These artists embody the spirit of 3D street painting though their talent, experience and vision,” remarks Tracy Lee Stum. “It's a unique opportunity to see 3D chalk art in person and definitely worth the visit to Atlantic City to see the masterpieces they will create! Millions of people have seen these works on the internet but to see the artists at work in person is really extraordinary.”

“Following the World Championship of Sand Sculpting in June we’ve found success in events that invite the public to be part of the creative process,” says Liza Cartmell, Atlantic City Alliance President.  “And once the works are finished, the spectators become a part of the scene. They can pose with and photograph themselves “in” these magical 3D street paintings, which will disappear soon after the Festival ends.”

 

 

 Marc Anthony has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. His current tour has been extended into 2014 and Atlantic City is excited to welcome the Latin superstar back to Boardwalk Hall!

 

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, September 12 at 10 AM and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at *$56, *$76, *$96, *$126, and *$176.

 

Marc Anthony has been awarded countless Standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Beyond that, his influence was significantly recognized when he was included in the Top 10 List of influential New Yorkers compiled by New York Magazine.

Earlier this year, Anthony returned to the recording studio to work on his first project of original music in the tropical genre in nearly a decade. InApril 2013 his brand new single “Vivir Mi Vida” produced by Marc and Sergio George, occupied the #1 position on itunes, Billboard charts and radio on a national level just hours after its release. The song is anadaptation of “C’est La Vie” by Cheb Khaled. This hymn to life marks the singer’s reunion with Sergio George, who previously produced many of Anthony’s greatest hits. His new studio project titled Marc Anthony 3.0 was released July 23, 2013.

 

*Prices do not include facility fee

 

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey will open in The Noyes Museum Arts Garage Stockton College in Atlantic City this fall, part of the resort’s developing Arts District.

The African American Heritage Museum (AAHM), founded by Ralph Hunter Sr., will occupy 2,000 square feet of the Arts Retail space located on the first floor of The Wave parking garage along Mississippi Avenue.

The museum brings to life the African American experience of the 20th Century as it documents the struggle of one group of Americans to carve their own place in the wider cultural landscape.

“Stockton is pleased to contribute to Atlantic City’s cultural renaissance by creating a new art gallery and retail space that will also include the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey,” said President Herman Saatkamp. “We are working with the community to create an Arts District worthy of Atlantic City in all its diversity.”

The Noyes Museum of Stockton, which manages the site leased by the college, will have a 900-square-foot exhibition space of primarily New Jersey artists’ work and a 550-square-foot gift shop selling the work of local artists and crafts people.

“The great thing about this project is it will bring a variety of diverse artists together under one roof to create and to bring their artistic wares to the marketplace,” said Michael Cagno, executive director of The Noyes.

The African American Heritage Museum has access to more than 11,000 items such as graphics, drawings, paintings, advertisements, household and decorative items, all depicting blacks in a historical context.

“In a decade-by-decade account - a progression from Aunt Jemima to Tiger Woods - the museum provides a visual and intuitive understanding as to how the African American heritage has changed over time,” Hunter said.

Through narrative, photos, video and artifacts, museum visitors can experience a lifetime of heritage through another person’s eyes and have a chance to purchase unique artifacts, Hunter added.

The museum will retain a smaller presence in its original location in Newtonville, in western Atlantic County, Hunter said. AAHM is committed to bringing its resources directly to the community, and does outreach programs, he added.

AAHM is supported by a coalition of area businesses, education professionals, collectors and community residentsVolunteers’ services and donations from supporters are used for acquisition of additional historical artifacts, photo cataloging in the primary collection, research projects, administrative and overhead costs.

The Noyes Museum Arts Garage Stockton College will also feature individual studios where local artisans will be able to create works of art and offer them for sale. The Wave parking garage was built by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).

For information on becoming a tenant at The Noyes Museum Arts Garage Stockton College, click: http://www.noyesmuseum.org/resources/2013/arts_garage_studios.pdf

For more information on The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, go to: http://aahmsnj.org/

 

 

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