theadanews.com - Ada, Oklahoma

Local News

May 23, 2014

Cracks in the sidewalk never looked so good

McAlester — McALESTER, Oklahoma, (CNHI) — It’s called “Crack Art” and it could be covering most of the sidewalks on Choctaw Avenue in McAlester, according to artist Anita Jackson.

Jackson is an artist featured in the Southeastern Oklahoma Fine Arts Art Gallery in downtown McAlester.

She recently created a 3-D-illusion “Crack Art” painting in front of the SOFA Art Gallery at 30 E. Choctaw Ave.

“With Crack Art, we use existing sidewalk cracks to create art,” Jackson said.

The painting features a diving board hanging over a lake that appears to be at the bottom of a canyon.

The idea was conceived by Anne Parrott of the Downtown Merchants Association, Jackson said.

“Our goal is to bring art to downtown and we are doing this by having artists paint the sidewalks,” Jackson said.

“Mine is the first one but we hope to have many more.”

She said it took her about 12 hours over two days, sitting, kneeling and standing, to complete the painting.

Jeanne LeFlore is a staff writer at the McAlester News-Capital. Contact LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Stocks
Poll

Who do you blame more for the trouble in Gaza?

The Israelis
Hamas
     View Results