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“Bernini Blowout” with 3D artist Tracy Lee Strum

May 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Step into a 3D masterpiece with superstar street artist Tracy Lee Strum. Strum’s May 18-20 residency culminates with “Bernini Blowout” on May 20, a family-friendly event that marks the triumphant return of in-person programming at The Jule. The award-winning artist will reproduce one of the Bernini works on view. Children under 12 and students are free. Additional tickets are $25 and available online.

Admission includes a chalk kit to paint your own masterpiece, Italian-inspired treats from Ariccia Cucina Italiana and music from the voice of the Montgomery Biscuits and 95.1 The Fox’s Rick Hendrick.

The galleries and The Museum Shop are both open with the spectacular “Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from the Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia.” This exhibition is making it’s North American debut at Auburn!


About the artist

Tracy Lee Strum

Tracy Lee Stum is an internationally recognized American street painter and author who specializes in spectacular, interactive 3d chalk art street paintings. ʻA visionary and master in the chalk art world,ʼ Tracyʼs mind-blowing 3D images continue to ʻwowʼ, inspire and amaze viewers around the globe.

Born in Pennsylvania, Tracy began drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon in her hand. She studied privately as a child and completed her Bachelorʼs degree in painting and drawing at Tyler School of Art / Temple University in Philadelphia.

Tracy discovered street painting by chance in 1998 and made the decision to pursue this art form full time. Tracy has presented her work at events around the globe, including the Super Bowl, the Olympics, Katy Perry & Honda’s iconic ‘The Impossible Made Possible’ commercial. Her 3d anamorphic paintings have won numerous awards & accolades, including a Guinness World Record in 2006 for the Largest Chalk Painting by an Individual.

Tracy has been privileged and honored to serve as a US State Department arts envoy since 2008, touring Tajikistan, Thailand and India, demonstrating & teaching 3D art workshops at universities and art colleges to promote education, awareness and positive cross-cultural exchange.

ʻTraveling and making art are my two passions – what a blessing to experience the two together! Sharing my work with a wide public audience has been remarkable. The inspiration this brings to others, and to myself, is demonstrated time and again with each new creation.ʼ

A published author, Tracy released ʻThe Art of Chalkʼ in 2016 through Quarto Publishing, USA. A practical guidebook for anyone interested in how to create 3D chalk art, the book also highlights techniques and inspiration for chalkboard art and pastel fine art, including tips and methods from over 50 international artists.

Tracy’s latest venture, & long-held dream, is the establishment of the TiLT Museums brand. In an effort to bring art and enjoyment to everyone through hand-painted, experiential 3D artworks, TiLT’s flagship location at American Dream is scheduled to open in April 2021.

You can find more details on the launch of the TiLT Museums by following along on Instagram at @tiltmuseums!

Head shot of artist tracy lee strum


May 20, 2021
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University
901 S College St
Auburn, AL 36849 United States
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