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Toledo Museum of Art presents chalk installation with Caroline Jardine on Oct. 3

Large orange, yellow and green leaves with black and white outlines spray painted on a sidewalk.
Detail of the community chalk art project by artist Caroline Jardine at the Toledo Museum of Art.

The Toledo Museum of Art will host artist, muralist and educator Caroline Jardine for a community chalk art project on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jardine will transform the sidewalks of TMA into a community coloring book, with hidden drawings throughout the campus that registered visitors will find and fill in. Registration includes a creativity kit filled with sidewalk chalk, TMA coloring pages and a special video with the artist demonstrating chalk art tips and tricks. Visitors can also watch the artist at work without registration.

Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers, and are available at www.toledomuseum.org. Registered participants will be able to test their chalk art skills and color in the designs created by Jardine with their creativity kit. Face coverings will be required throughout the event and social distancing will be enforced.

In addition, the TMA Family Center on the Move tent, located on the Main Museum grounds by the Play Space near the Plough entrance, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and free art making activities will be available.

Caroline Jardine (CARO) is an artist, muralist and educator. She was introduced to creative place-making as a teenager, when she was began working with the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo as an apprentice. Her passion for engaging with the community through art grew, and she has since created and led murals, installations and collaborative projects for organizations, businesses, schools and community events. Jardine weaves Ukrainian symbolism into her mixed media pieces to depict themes of connection, history and identity. She currently lives and works in Toledo as a high school art teacher. To see her work, visit www.carolinejardine.com/murals.

Jardine is also creating a collaborative mural as part of the Momentum Festival, The Arts Commission’s annual festival that celebrates the transformative vibrancy of the arts in Toledo and the wider region. The designs created for the TMA chalk art project will be inspired by the designs in that mural. For more information, visit www.momentumtoledo.org

Caroline Jardine’s visit and Family Center on the Move are both weather permitting.