Via Colori Houston

Artist Creating an Octopus

Artist Creating an Octopus

Via Colori is an event where artists draw pastel images on the street.  It is really for the young as working on one’s hands and knees is rough on the body.  This took place in downtown Houston near City Hall in November of 2012.  Artists work from a drawing and often use a grid to enlarge it.  Everyone was blessed with dry, sunny weather and mild temperatures.  That is our fall here, and it does not last long.

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25 responses

  1. It must be so liberating to draw on the street ! Great pics, as always !

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    November 16, 2013 at 7:40 am

  2. Love pavement artists. I always wonder how they can bear to see their work destroyed by weather. It must be part of the attraction or something. Fleeting images. But so well done.x

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    November 16, 2013 at 7:49 am

  3. Certainly knee pads are a must.

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    November 16, 2013 at 8:02 am

  4. Wonderful set that documents art in public spaces.

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    November 16, 2013 at 8:07 am

  5. Wonderful the “Via Colori”. I like the atmosphere.

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    November 16, 2013 at 8:34 am

  6. Wow, what an exciting event! Interestingly, this activity made me remember my childhood.

    We used to draw a sun—complete with a smiling face—on the street whenever the sky turns dark and it’s about to rain but we still wanted to keep playing outside. Only, we created our big sun in a hurry using just a rock. We really believed the sun was “mightier” than the rain and could drive the rain away.

    I enjoyed doing it without any colors; these artists surely had a great time even if the artwork would live only for a short time.

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    November 16, 2013 at 8:36 am

  7. Love these photos. Thanks, Ron!

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    November 16, 2013 at 8:45 am

  8. this is so cool! I have seen this on the sidewalks in Clearwater, Florida near pier 60. So fun!

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    November 16, 2013 at 9:46 am

  9. This a great festival, I have seen some young artist do this type of art in Paris, France and the donations they get helps them pay for their studies.

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    November 16, 2013 at 11:25 am

    • Thank you. I have noticed the guest artists tend to be at least 40.

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      November 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm

  10. I love such things very much, thank you!

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    November 16, 2013 at 11:38 am

  11. Rough on the knees. Great on the eyes. Nice captures, Ron.

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    November 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm

  12. good collection Ron must be fun look great.

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    November 16, 2013 at 2:37 pm

  13. Some very talented artists and well captured.

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    November 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm

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