SBISD Via Colori Apprendista artist Kira Slentz poses with the artwork she
will recreate at the festival at the intersection of Bagby and Walker.
Kira will recreate an unusual fantasy character that she first created in soft pastel chalk on a downtown street during the Via Colori Street Painting Festival, which will be celebrated Nov. 22-23. Her artwork will be located on a six by six ft. square at the intersection of Bagby and Walker.
Spring Woods High senior Lilya Gehman was also selected to participate in designing one of the the SWHS ten by ten ft. group squares. Multiple SWHS students will create the final street painting masterpieces.
The Via Colori Street Painting Festival is a free, two-day event that attracts up to 25,000 visitors annually. The streets of downtown Houston become a giant canvas during the festival for artists that range from students like Kira to professional street painters from across the nation and Mexico.
SBISD Via Colori Apprendista artist Lilya Gehman was selected
as one of the artists to create a group street painting at the
intersection of Walker and Smith. Her work is shown above
Several other Spring Woods High student artists are expected to join Kira and her teacher, Crystal Fiocchi, at the downtown festival. Several Spring Woods High teachers and students have been featured in recent years at this festival.
This year’s event will include several new features: Tromp I’oeil, a 3-D chalk art section; strolling performers; and an exclusive Mood Lounge.
Returning popular features include Via Bambini, a street chalk section for kids; IKEA Scavenger Hunt; live music on three stages; a Family Zone; and food and drink vendors.
For details on Houston Via Colori, please visit www.HoustonViaColori.com.