Friday, August 26, 2016
East Building, Level B
Seventy-two artists at all stages of their careers take shifts to draw for an hour in front of a live audience, bringing their private studio practices to the public. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged works of art made from collage, watercolor, ink, and graphite. Finished drawings are immediately available for $50 each.
DJ Forge will spin music for drawing and grooving. Get inspired by the artists and make your own mark on an interactive public art project sponsored by Flight Fund, a citizen-organized fund designed to propel creative urban projects. Curbside food will be available for purchase from The Parlour, Big Mike's BBQ, and Zeke’s Meats. Beer and wine for purchase.
The NCMA is rolling out this event to make art more accessible for all people. This gathering is a way to view new talent, interact with North Carolina’s artistic community, and support NCMA programming. Inspired by the San Francisco artist-centered nonprofit Southern Exposure, whose mission is to show support to local artists, we’ve adopted this fund-raising idea to bring North Carolina artists to the Museum for a night of creating, mingling, drinking, and fun.
Sponsorship provided by Jerry’s Artarama, Brueprint Brewing Company, Flight Fund, Spoonflower, Telepathic Graphics, Ponysaurus Brewing Co., and Bombshell Beer Company.
Schedule of participating artists (drawing in hour-long shifts):
Joy Drury Cox
Rio Aubry Taylor
William Paul Thomas
Paul Travis Phillips
Elin O'Hara Slavick
Jordan Grace Owens
Thea Fotiu Howell
Jean Grey Mohs
Victor Knight III
More than 80 artists at all stages of their careers take shifts to draw for an hour in front of a live audience, bringing their private studio practices to the public. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged works of art made from collage, watercolor, ink, and graphite.
EVENTS IN THIS SERIES: