Friday, August 25, 2017
East Building, Level B
At this live drawing event/fundraiser, more than 80 artists at all stages of their careers take shifts to draw in front of a live audience. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged works of art. Finished drawings are immediately available for $50 each. The evening also includes a collaborative art project, music, and food trucks.
In its second year at the NCMA, Monster Drawing Rally makes 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.
6 pm: Ann Neely, Barbara Campbell Thomas, Brenda Behr, Candy Carver, Chris Musto, Christopher Thomas, David Eichenberger, Evan McIntyre, Jamie B. Wolcott, Jason Craighead, Kiki Farish, Leo Barthelmess, Lien Truong, Mark McMurray, Marx Myth, Maya Freelon Asante, Megan Sullivan, Ollie Gibson, Pat Fitzgerald, Sean Kernick, Shaun Richards, Stacey Kirby, Stephen Cefalo, Warren Hicks, Wyatt Cantrell
7 pm: Adam Cohen, Amanda Carbo, Ann Marie Kennedy, Ben Shafer, Brittain Peck, Carrie Alter, Damian Stamer, Drew Hill, Eric Knisley, Jordan Grace Owens, Jose Ciceraro, Kenia Brea, Kevin Peddicord, Kristin Smith, Leslie Pruneau, Nadjib Assani, Odila Muni, Paul Friedrich, Pete Sack, Rio Aubry Taylor, Robby Poore, Ryan Cummings, Saba Taj, Shane Smith, Trevor Van Meter, Tristan Yonce, Xia Zipper
8 pm: Alia El-Bermani, Angela Lombardi, April Childers, Bart Cusick IV, Bill Koeb, Britt Flood, Celia Johnson, Chris Vitiello, Christin Hardy, Eric Dixon, Eric McRay, Gred Baldwin, Jaclyn Bowie, Jeff Bell, Jenny Eggleston, Julie Anne Greenberg, Maddalena Lombardi, Mary Carter Taub, Meredith Laxton, Micah Medlin, Mike Inscho, Miriam Ximil, Scott Renk, Stephanie Freese, Tedd Anderson, Thea Fotiu Howell, Victor Knight III, Ula Wigierska
DJ Forge spins the beats for drawing and grooving.
Food trucks include The Parlour, Stuft, Flirting with Fire, Bulkogi, and Soomsoom Pita Pockets.
Sponsorship provided by Flight Fund, Jerry’s Artarama, Bombshell Beer Company, Ponysaurus Brewing, Trophy Brewing Co., Brüeprint Brewing Company, Spoonflower, Bull Durham Beer Co., Leigh House, and Telepathic Graphics.
More than seventy-five 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.
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