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Chalk Painting by Joel Yau

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Joel Yau creating a chalk painting

Joel Yau creating a chalk painting

Front Entrance of Museum

Joel Yau will create a site-specific new work of fine art in chalk inspired by the Summer of Love.

“I've always been inspired by artists who use free expressive marks to create structure. I love John Singer Sargent's seemingly effortless technique and fresh approach to paint, Diebenkorn's sense of color and bold design and Gustav Klimt's sensitivity to line.” Since Joel's work is informed by so many of the masters, his standards are indeed very high.

Since 1997, Joel Yau has been invited to participate in street painting festivals in major cities in the United States, Mexico, Hong Kong, France, Germany and the Netherlands. These festivals allow him to create large format reproductions from ‘Renaissance’ master paintings to his most recent favorites; pin-up illustrations from the 1940's by artists like Walter Bomar and Gil Elvgren. His skilled hands, outgoing personality, and love of this ephemeral art have made Joel a very successful chalk muralist and his work in this arena has won many accolades and awards.

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Program is free and open to the public.


This program is presented in collaboration with Italian Street Painting Marin.

Italian Street Painting Marin showcases the fine art of street painting and supports quality arts-based programs and experiences for underserved students. They return to the streets June 24 and 25 to present "The Summer of Love: An Art and Music Experience!"

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(415) 750-7694