Individuals, Adults, Children, Organizations Are Invited To World Wide “Chalk 4 Peace” Free Event At Lighthouse ArtCenter September 16th

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida on Saturday, September 16th!  Join international chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro, using sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world. This event is FREE and chalk is provided.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register so there is enough chalk to go around! Groups of kids & adults can come and contribute to the large artwork, or do their own piece (6’x 6’ square).  The goal: is to get schools and groups of kids to participate and think about what global peace means to them and express it in chalk art on the street.









C  H  A  L  K  4  P  E  A  C  E


Saturday, September 16, 2017

9 am – 3 pm



Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot

400 Seabrook Road       Tequesta, FL



Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida!

For young artists of ALL ages. (Ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a teacher or parent)

Join us as we use sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world.

This event is FREE and chalk is provided.


You may want to bring:

Knee pads

A small piece of carpet to sit on

Hand Wipes


Your own chalk

To Register and Get  More Info:


Entry Deadline: September 13

• Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive
• Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Road
• Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot, 400 Seabrook Road


Coordinator and chalk artist extraordinaire, Jennifer Chaparro tells The Rickie Report, “It’s the first time we’ve done it here (or anywhere in South Florida). We want kids and families to come and fill in the giant peace sign, and chalk images of what peace means to them. The national and world wide reaching organization that is run by a fellow chalk/streetpainting friend of mine, John Aaron. Chalk is a great way to get kids involved in thinking about peace on a local and global level”.


Jennifer goes on to say, “We’d like groups to apply, but individuals and families can show up without an application, and as long as we have chalk and space, they can participate! It’s free and we will have chalk available, but we recommend they bring knee pads, hand wipes, carpet to sit on, water and their own chalk if they want. People can come and go at any time, but it will probably be cooler in the morning. There is no rain date, but we’ll try, even if it’s lightly raining in the morning, and hope for a nice sunny and cool day”.







Chalk4Peace is the global chalk art project about peace. We’re celebrating our twelfth year as a worldwide event. CHALK4PEACE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

We’ve had more than 1000 events in 50 countries and have covered more than 10 miles of pavement with messages and visions of peace in sidewalk chalk. We believe in “Drawing the World Together…”

CHALK4PEACE was part of the Student Peace Day Observance at the United Nations in New York last fall to honor the International Day of Peace.

Our goal: ONE MILLION artists chalking 4 peace at the same time…


From its beginnings in 2003 in Arlington, VA, as a Sunday sidewalk chalk project for children, CHALK4PEACE has been recognized and funded by the Arlington Arts Commission, the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the DC Mayor’s Office, the Humanities Project of Arlington, Whole Foods Markets, the CSC Invitational Cycling Classic, the Boulder Arts Commission, the Pasadena (CA) Community Foundation, UNICEF, the Clown and Clown Festival (Monte San Giusto, IT), the Gooden School, Beach E.S., Berkeley Earth Day, and hundreds of peace-minded individuals from around the world.

CHALK4PEACE has grown through the efforts of hundreds of events organizers, teachers, parents, community outreach coordinators, libraries, arts centers and other peace minded individuals and organizations.

CHALK4PEACE is not encouraged as an anti-war demonstration; rather, it is a Pro-Peace creative presentation for young artists of all ages.


The campaign to make CHALK4PEACE worldwide began on July 16, 2005, the day after the first CHALK4PEACE event at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. John Aaron, the Global Project Founder of CHALK4PEACE and chalk events coordinator, began a print and email campaign, sending out more than 5,000 personalized emails and 6,000 full color brochures about CHALK4PEACE for 2005-6.  The global campaign spread coast to coast across the United States, to Cape Town, South Africa and in places in Europe.



CHALK4PEACE Mission Statement:

– To promote the arts by coordinating assemblies of young artists of all ages to draw their vision of peace in public and private spaces with sidewalk chalk as a scheduled worldwide event;

-To advocate for peace in a non-partisan manner such that all people may share their visions and messages of peace without regard to their nationality, ethnicity, or political beliefs;

– To encourage relationships between municipalities and artists so that communities around the world become united in supporting the expression of peace.


Questions? Please contact Jennifer at the School of Art or by email at

More info on Chalk4Peace, a non-profit organization at

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Charles Bane Offers Specialty Classes at Jerry’s Artarama in W. Palm Beach

Charles Bane is an alumnus of both the Bak and Dreyfoos Schools. An incredibly skilled, multimedia artist, his teaching style has gained impressive popularity with students of all ages.  He teaches classes at Jerry’s Artarama in W. Palm Beach to not only ease students’ anxieties when they apply for the Bak or Dreyfoos Schools, but to enhance their portfolios.  The Rickie Report takes a look at some of the artwork from his classes and suggests that anyone who needs a refresher with their drawing techniques, adults included, sign up! You’ll find him at Jerry’s Artarama offering his expertise.









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BAK & DREYFOOS PREP with Charles Bane


The curriculum of each of these schools challenges students to achieve a high standard of artistic professionalism and academic excellence.  Charles Bane’s classes at Jerry’s Artarama in West Palm Beach help level the playing field, as students apply for acceptance in these programs.




TRR: Tell our readers about your own creativity


Currently, I’m a student at FAU and plan to work at a finance firm after passing the Series 7 & 66 exams.  My artwork is really me just experimenting. Depending on the day, I’ll explore abstract… although lately I’ve been having fun with Liechtenstein-inspired paintings exploring depression in super heroes.



Painting by Charles Bane

Painting by Charles Bane




TRR:  Please share some details about your prep classes at Jerry’s Artarama


 My classes at Jerry’s Artarama in W. Palm Beach are a Bak/Dreyfoos prep class. Instead of exploring the different points of the audition with an equation for the kids to follow, I push their critical thinking and abilities so the auditions seem easy.




Charles Bane's Prep Class at Jerry's Artarama

Charles Bane’s Prep Class at Jerry’s Artarama




Normally, I use massive still lives, fast paced gesture drawings, and monster paper sculptures.




Students in Charles Bane's Prep Class at Jerry's Artarama

Students in Charles Bane’s Prep Class at Jerry’s Artarama



TRR:  What is the main focus of the class?



It’s all about critical thinking and pushing problem solving skills. This way, no matter the level they’re on, they can stay in a comfort zone and move forward.





Charles Bane Prep Class, Jerry's Artarama

Charles Bane’s Prep Class, Jerry’s Artarama



The auditions are an endurance test. Most of my students stay with me from the year before their audition up until the actual audition.




TRR:  Do you have any help hints to share with us?


Honestly, a sketchbook can be a student’s best friend. I always tell my students to keep drawing.


Art Supplies

Art Supplies in Charles Bane’s Studio



TRR:  When do your classes take place?



The classes are on Saturdays. There is a $15.00 fee and all are welcome. I’ve had adults  who just needed a refresher on drawing.




Painting in Progress with Charles Bane

Painting in Progress with Charles Bane




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