Go Forth and Conquer Great Park, Muralists and Street Artists

Paint a beautiful mural in the barrio, and they say you're promoting gang violence around here. But scribble your chicken scratches with chalk on a sidewalk, and you're exploring “the imagination and vision of the Great Park.”

Clockwork hereby calls on artists “of all ages” who can draw a mean Aztec warrior, Cesar Chavez, strawberry picker, Lowrider Magazine-worthy babe or–someone really befitting those Irvine commies–Che Guevara to descend on the Orange County Great Park Corporation's jewel of the imaginary park system and show 'em what you've got, as per this thrilling announcement:

Picture the Park!
A Free Family Fun Event for Children to Explore Their Imagination and Vision
of the Great Park Through Chalk Art, a Model Building Lab and the Art of Agriculture

IRVINE – Calling all children! Could you be a future Great Park designer? Come use your imagination and creativity at Picture the Park, a free family fun event to explore your vision of the Great Park through hands-on activities including sidewalk chalk art drawings, a model building lab and the art of agriculture. Picture the Park takes place on Saturday, April 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park in Hangar 244. The Orange County Great Park is a festival site participant for Imagination Celebration in conjunction with Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education.

“Picture the Park is the second program in our 2009 Great Park annual schedule,” said Mike Ellzey, Chief Executive Officer, Orange County Great Park Board Corporation. “This follows our successful Great Skate event which drew over 28,000 participants.”

Building on last year's success, the model building lab will encourage participants to use miniature objects and elements to build and design their ideal park. Individual designs will be placed onto a large topography map, alongside other creations, to see how young minds envision the first great metropolitan park of the 21st Century.

Children can participate in sidewalk chalk art drawings alongside professional sidewalk chalk artists. People of all ages can create and showcase their chalk artwork alongside other drawings that depict a favorite memory or vision of the Great Park

The art of agriculture is an educational art activity that teaches children about agriculture. Children will decorate and create their own terracotta garden pot. They will add soil and plant their own seedling. They will also identify the planted seeds on a miniature garden sign, take it home and watch it grow.

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