Win a prize in our favorite chicken contest
Tell us about your favorite Chicken sculpture in the Arts in Entertainment District. Post your short essay on our Facebook page, Like our page, invite two friends and be entered to win a prize!
We’ve already received a pair of tickets to a summer performance of “Alice in Wonderland ” at the Compass Rose Theater and more prizes will be announced. We’re eager to read what you have to say. To get you started, here’s an essay by Nadja Maril about her favorite chicken.
My Favorite Chick by Nadja Maril
Recently two of my neighbors started raising chickens in the side yard of their Annapolis home. There’s a beautiful Rhode Island Red and another chicken with speckled plumage and a third with pale white feathers. Each day the birds deposit several eggs in their chicken coop, which are gathered and later cracked open, whipped and served up as delicious fresh omelets.
But there are other chickens that hang out just up the street from where I live, in what is designated the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District. While they don’t provide food for consumption, they do provide food for thought. if I walk towards the harbor along West Street ,I start to catch sight of these chickens which are a completely different variety of bird. They are large and tall, imposing fiberglass statues that are all the same size but take on a variety of identities from a colorful firefighting chicken to a dignified Mona Lisa.
Which one is your favorite? Each time I take a walk I see the chickens and notice a different feature, ornament, or design painted or glued to their surface. Some are hatching out of an egg. Several are congregating in a flock.
Several of the chicks have been decorated bystudents as a group art project. The chicken decorated with flags from countries from all over the globe in international plumage is the progeny of the International Montessori School. My favorite chicken is the Mona Lisa by the students at Indian Creek School because I think it had to be quite a challenge to transform a lighthearted chicken into a serious renaissance lady.
If you have a favorite chicken or would like to choose a favorite, you will be eligible to win a prize courtesy of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and participating businesses and Arts Organizations. First visit The Annapolis rts & Entertainment Facebook page. When you visit the Facebook page, like the page and invite two friends to like our page. Tell us about your favorite West Street Chick and you are entered in the contest. It’s that easy.
Remember to visit the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment district between Spa Road and Calvert Street and choose your favorite chicken. While you are in there enjoy art, entertainment shop local. There are many great restaurants and shops.