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'Fall Pumpkins, Pretzels, and Mason Jars of Beer!' 3D Chalk Art at the Queens Beer Festival, Long Island City, NY

At the LIC Flea & Food space in Long Island City, Queens, NY September 30-October 1, 2017

We were brought in by LIC Flea & Food to bring the 3D chalk art experience to the Long Island City community as part of the Queens Beer Festival.  

A fun weekend with 3D chalk art, and a fun festival.  How did we get there...  Let's see...

A fun weekend with 3D chalk art, and a fun festival.  How did we get there...  Let's see...

Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours beginning the onsite sketching...

Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours beginning the onsite sketching...

All 3D art starts with the sketch... Here's ours...

 

Our concept sketch for the project...

Our concept sketch for the project...

3D chalk art in the early going...  We are big fans of creating our designs live and by hand.  For us the art is in the full execution of the work especially for live events as a tool to bring the public into the creation of the art itself.

3D chalk art in the early going...  We are big fans of creating our designs live and by hand.  For us the art is in the full execution of the work especially for live events as a tool to bring the public into the creation of the art itself.

The pumpkins after enhancing the a rough layout with beautiful, colorful chalk...

The pumpkins after enhancing the a rough layout with beautiful, colorful chalk...

Cappetto working on the pretzel...

Cappetto working on the pretzel...

A daytime picture of the 3D art as completed at the Beer Festival.

A daytime picture of the 3D art as completed at the Beer Festival.

Posing atop of the mason jar of beer...

Posing atop of the mason jar of beer...

A reverse angle of the same art work where you can see the anamorphic 3D illusion effect.  The proportions change dramatically to get the 3D result actually drawn in 2D.  

A reverse angle of the same art work where you can see the anamorphic 3D illusion effect.  The proportions change dramatically to get the 3D result actually drawn in 2D.  

Whether around the world, around the USA, or in our hometown here in NYC, LICtalk to Anthony Cappetto at Art for After Hours for your next 3D chalk/street art concept.

Whether around the world, around the USA, or in our hometown here in NYC, LICtalk to Anthony Cappetto at Art for After Hours for your next 3D chalk/street art concept.

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'A Puzzling Reality...' 3D Street Art by Anthony Cappetto at Part of Antwerp Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

I had the pleasure this month to be invited to participate in 'Part of Antwerp', an international art festival as one of a group of top street artists creating 3D street painting at indoor and outdoor locations along the Port of Antwerp.  I was the sole American artist participating at the Festival. This is my 3D street art piece - 'A Puzzling Reality...'.

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This piece in its concept uses a motif of fading imagery and approach starting with the puzzle itself.  Viewers noticed a puzzle piece that had fallen out of the vertical panel which is actually the 'real' of the group of sunflowers in a field with dragon flies under a blue sky with clouds.

The puzzle piece at left falls onto the puzzle on the ground area in front of the vertical while I pick up another piece to put into place.

The puzzle itself fades away into reality in a similar way to different drawn aspects of the art themselves fading from completion such as the sunflowers, leaves in higher detail radiating from the seed centers to the grass at the bottom front of the 3D illusion.  The dragon flies, drawn from the standpoint of a graphic complete the connection of the art as a cohesive 3D anamorphic illusion by Cappetto.

3D Street Artist Anthony Cappetto (USA) interviewed by ATV.be as part of artist ensemble at Part of Antwerp Art Festival - September 2017.

Cappetto 'testing' the puzzle piece to make sure it fits...  :D

Cappetto 'testing' the puzzle piece to make sure it fits...  :D

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Thank you to my hosts, Part of Antwerp, the Add More Colors Agency, Nele, and the full team who made our artist experience exciting, fun, and fulfilling! 

'Betta Fish Kite' 3D Street Painting by Anthony Cappetto in Crewe, England...

August began a string of new, exciting projects for Art for After Hours starting with a whirlwind trip to the friendly town of Crewe, England where we participated in the 'Chalk it Up' Festival.

Below:  Anthony working on his 3D illusion in the morning... 

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And at the end of the Festival, completed 'Betta Fish Kite', a 3D street painting by Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours. The art measures 12 feet wide, 16 feet deep, took two days to complete.

Back to new projects in Baltimore, Maryland and Antwerp, Belgium...  More to follow... Stay tuned...

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