Launched in the Fall of 2018, the MCL Grand’s Chalk Art Walls reside above the theater’s Main Street and Church Street interior entrances and feature original chalk works by local artists. The initiative aims to introduce more visual art works to the MCL Grand by reimagining these 12’ by 4’ spaces throughout the year with new designs. The walls are available for viewing Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or during public events at the MCL Grand.
Artists interested in participating in the MCL Grand’s Chalk Wall program may contact Denise Helbing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Chalk Art Walls
Wings of Rebirth by Pete Taboada
Work portrays a large dragonfly in a sea of swirling color. According to the artist, the work is about self-transformation and the awesomeness of dragonflies. Pete Taboada is an International, Dallas based, visionary artist. He creates art embracing your awareness, abundance and joy. He loves creating art for seekers of self-empowerment, expansion, enlightenment, and love.
Reflective Thoughts and Flights of Fancy by Carrie Dziabczenko
Work features a close-up image of beautiful young woman, wearing reflective sunglasses, gazing off into a glorious sunset over a lake with hot air balloons dotting the sky. Carrie Dziabczenko is a professional artist living in Fort Worth Texas. If space allows: (Dziabczenko’s body of work is an expression of finding joy, inspiration, and meaning through visual beauty. Whether inspired from the diversity of life within the natural world or the vibrant realms of imagination and fantasy, her artwork seeks to evoke a sense of wonder. She has regularly been featured in several local and regional art festivals and has commissioned work on display in several area businesses.)
Past Chalk Art Works
My art is an expression of captured moments, that speak to my soul and create a mood. They may be funny, happy, sad, peaceful, exciting, wistful, intriguing, or whimsical, but my goal is to pull the viewer into the painting and recreate that emotion in them. I work primarily in watercolor and acrylic, sometimes combined, depending on the subject and desired result.
My body of work has revealing aspects of storytelling and viewer participation. My art captures a pivotal moment and a mood to portray the story being told however, it is up to the viewer to determine the stories ending. I work primarily in Chalk pastels and Acrylic mediums.
This work was on display over the Main Street entrance door from September - December 2018 and highlights the western boot, an iconic symbol of the cowboy lifestyle. Once essential footwear for getting the job done without falling off your horse, or suffering a snake bite, western boots have become today’s functional high fashion.
This work was on display above the Church Street entrance door from September - December 2018. Michelle is an artist who works through inspiration and imagination, provoking thought of deeper meanings in life. Inspired by Native American stories about the raven and horse, Michelle’s piece exemplifies the strength and beauty that emerges from struggle and change.