A 3-D version by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw (as seen working at last year's festival in upper right image) of Ghosts in the Machine will be the centerpiece of this year's Italian Street Painting Expo.
The husband and wife team from Santa Clara, along with more than 60 other artists, will render their drawing with chalk on a 15x15 square of pavement in the grand tradition of Italian street painters.
“For us, street painting is an artistic project that we can work on together and share that time with friends, family and the community,” says Wayne. The Renshaws were among the first artists to inaugurate street painting at the festival and are celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Palo Alto is special to us, because it is right here in our backyard where the two of us grew up,” says Wayne. “Because the festival takes place right at the center of Silicon Valley we decided that we wanted to do a high-tech image – something electronic, something classic, something new and have a little fun with the image too.”
Look for the street painters at Tasso and University Avenue, where they will create in 4x6, 6x8, 9x12 and 12x12 foot pavement squares beginning Saturday morning. Youth Community Service raises money for their many community projects by selling sponsorships to these squares. There’ll be room for kids under 12 to try their hand as well.
Don’t miss these fantastic street canvases before they're washed away Sunday night!
Italian Street Painting Artists
Featured Artists: Cheryl & Wayne Renshaw
Jack Betz, Richard Betz, Henry Casas, Erin Castelan, Christina Cheney, Lizzie Chun, Sara Chun, Michael Cincotta, Yen Cincotta, Alice Scott Crittenden, Ninh Dam, Michelia Dam, Allison Fink, Matthew Gallelli, Everardo Galvez, Rafael Garza, Tiffany Garza, Tonie Garza, Kelsa Hawkins, Lauren Henderson, Darin Hoagland, Ariana Hoyt, Christopher Iseri, Andrea Johnston, Cyndi Kostylo, Marisa Landicho, Dawn Laurant, Mim Lennig, Thy Luong, Anh-Thu-Luu, Brian Maus, Noelle Meaway, Christina Mills, Mercedes Molloy, Eddie Morano, Sharyn Namnath, Hien Nguyen, Lury Norris, Shirley Lehner-Rhoades, Chelsea Richtman, Vicki Richtman, Jennifer Ripassa, Athena Roberts, Diana Roberts, Aviva Rochester, Jay Schwartz, David Sebastian, Alex Smith, Jony Tolentino, Ayumi Tsurushita, Lawrence Viariseo, Mai Chi Vu, Marlon Yanes, Amanda Zunino
Thank you Sponsors!
Thanks to the generosity of these sponsors proceeds will support service-learning and leadership programs during the summer and school year. Particular thanks go to Stanford Shopping Center for the Chalk-a-lot event, University Arts for artist's chalk, Whole Foods for artist's lunches. We also thank Garden Court Hotel, Cassidy Turley, Linde Corporation, 1185 Design, Kiwanis of Palo Alto, Wayne Renshaw Architect, Couch Investments, Presidio Bank, Avidbank, Gunn@YourService parent boosters, Cheryl Renshaw Landscape Design, Spot Pizza, Edenbridge Homes, Al & JoAnne Russell, Elaine & Eric Hahn, Anne & Greg Avis, Barbara & Michael Klausner, Barb & Fred Mitchell, Leif Erickson, Camille Townsend, Dana Tom, Kevin Skelly, and Cindy & Peter Ziebelman.
If you would like request an application to be a participant in next year's Italian Street Painting Expo, click Italian Street Painting application.