Chance Encounters with David Zinn: Chalk Demonstration


Sat Apr 23 2022 at 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm


Ann Arbor District Library | Ann Arbor, MI

“David’s imaginary friends, peeking out of the cracks between our world and his, are the most delightful company anyone could want. With enough chalk and imagination, we can absolutely change the world!” - Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
David Zinn is back with a new book! Join us at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor Library to watch David's demonstration then create your own chalk art with your family. Nicola’s Books will be on-site with copies of David’s new book, Chance Encounters, Temporary Street Art By David Zinn. He will hang out afterward to sign your books too!
Not able to attend? Order your copy here:
About the Book:
The master of contemporary sidewalk chalk shares his latest creations in this collection of impossible-seeming, brilliantly imagined illustrations that leap off the page in all their original joyful exuberance.
David Zinn’s amazing street drawings are created using chalk, charcoal and found objects, and each extraordinary drawing is only ever temporary. This book preserves Zinn’s art in all its colorful, hypnotic glory by collecting together never-before-published images of his eye-popping creations.
Created over the last two years on streets across the globe, these adorably zany and deceptively three-dimensional characters come to life on manhole covers and streetlamps, village squares and subway platforms. Zinn’s most frequent characters are a bright green googly-eyed monster and a phlegmatic flying pig—but the diversity of his menagerie is limited only by the size of the sidewalk and the spirit of the day.
In a brief introduction Zinn describes his creative process, explaining how he seeks out everyday imperfections to situate his art–such as sidewalk cracks and chips, tufts of weeds and sewer grates–and brief captions describe the provenance of each work. While these amazing drawings can no longer stop pedestrians in their tracks on the streets, they live on in book form to mesmerize and inspire readers of all ages.
About the Author:
David Zinn is a self-taught artist who, after working for more than twenty years as a commercial freelance illustrator, picked up a box of sidewalk chalk as an excuse to “work” outdoors on a nice day, and now he reaches hundreds of thousands of people all over the world with his temporary street art creatures. Zinn has drawn all over the United States and on the streets of Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, France, and Holland.
He is the author of Temporary Preserves and Underfoot Menagerie, and he has been featured in The Guardian, Business Insider, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Zinn resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Where is it happening?

Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Nicola's Books Ann Arbor

Host or Publisher Nicola's Books Ann Arbor

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