Public Art

Chalk Drawing – Judicial Fundraiser 2011
I was commissioned to create a live chalk drawing as part of the entertainment for a judicial fundraiser event at Pete’s Grill in Canton, Ohio. It was raining that day, so I chose to create my drawing on the wall under the canopy instead of the pavement. See the Illuminarts facebook press release for this event.

(c) 2011 Amanda Balough

(c) 2011 Amanda Balough

Chalk the Walk – Canton First Friday 2011
This was my proposal submitted to ArtsinStark that won me a commissioned spot in the Chalk the Walk 2011 event. It was only 8 inches and would be scaled up to 6 feet.

(c) 2013 Amanda Balough

(c) 2013 Amanda Balough

Here I am working on the final drawing. The event was so busy that they kindly provided me with traffic cones and a chain barricade to protect my fingers and my drawing from the feet of onlookers.

(c) 2013 Amanda Balough

(c) 2013 Amanda Balough

Here’s a closeup of my drawing while I was adding highlights and final touches. On pavement, the dark shadows get blended in to the texture, while the white highlights look best sitting on top, unblended. I used medical tape on my fingertips to protect my skin from the abrasive fingertips during blending.

(c) 2011 Amanda Balough

(c) 2011 Amanda Balough

Chalk the Walk – Canton First Friday 2013
This was my proposal submitted to ArtsinStark that won me a commissioned spot in the Chalk the Walk 2013 event. It is a view from the top of the beanstalk.

(c) 2013 Amanda Balough

(c) 2013 Amanda Balough

It rained several times during this drawing demo. This photo shows my daughter, age 9 then, helping me fill in portions of the drawing in between raindrops. We used our umbrellas to make a border around our work area.

(c) 2013 Amanda Balough

(c) 2013 Amanda Balough

Community Improvement – Mother’s Garden Fence 2011
I painted a fence panel on the memorial mother’s garden in collaboration with the Community Building Partnership of Stark County, and my own daughter. See all of CBP’s 2011 art projects here. This photo shows my daughter, age 8 at the time, and I in between our completed panels.

(c) 2011 Amanda Balough

(c) 2011 Amanda Balough

And this is the framed smaller version I painted before the event and used as a reference. This one is now hanging on my Mom’s wall, my gift to her.

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