Art Therapy Teaching Faculty Michael Buchert Featured in 2017 Belltown Chalk Art Festival

Ashaki Jackson headshotThe 2017 Belltown Chalk Art Festival is coming to our neighborhood this Saturday, September 9! Antioch University Seattle Art Therapy Teaching Faculty Michael Buchert is one of this year’s featured artists.

In his artist bio on the festival website, Buchert says “I will begin inside the square with a single line as I always do, with no idea what will happen next. Then, the work will happen quickly, continuously, yet intentionally, and ends only when the piece lets me know that another mark needn’t be made. Each time I look upon a completed piece, I know that I have done my part to put an end to the cycle of violence.”

Bell Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenue (just one block from Antioch University Seattle), will be closed to traffic from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the festival, during which time artists will create 10′ x 10′ works of art in the street using impermanent chalk pastel or tempera paint.

For more information about the Belltown Chalk Festival’s featured artists:

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