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Artist brings talent to Art Walk

By Kate Darnell

While some artists turn to canvases to display their art work, Renee Riddle takes to sidewalks.

“It’s such a different textural medium to work on,” said Riddle about the concrete pavements.

As part of the Cynthiana Art Walk, Riddle will transform a 4 foot by 8 foot section of the Main Street sidewalk into a piece of art.

An art teacher at Ryle High School in Union, Ky., Riddle recently competed and placed at the first Sidewalk Chalk Festival in Burlington, Ky.

“I felt like Michelangelo,” Riddle said about the experience.

Riddle said her first sidewalk chalk creation was a learning experience and she plans to be more prepared for the Art Walk with sunscreen, knee pads and deeper pastel chalk colors.


See the complete story in this week's print edition of  The Cynthiana Democrat.