Mark Hollenbeck is another first-time featured artist that started his street painting adventures at La Piazza dell’Arte in 2004. He has won the Best of Show as voted by his peer artists in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Hollenbeck, who grew up in Buena Vista, Colo., has been teaching Art and Bible at Denver Lutheran High School the past 13 years. Hollenbeck favors composing his own artwork for this show, but also enjoys reproducing the great paintings of art history. He hopes to add some Italian words like “Semplici” and “Qualificato” or “Maestro” to his credentials one day.