In light of current events, the artists, Walker and Violence Free Minnesota have decided to postpone this program to a later date. The Minneapolis community is hurting right now. While art can be a space for witnessing and healing, this moment demands a different type of attention from us. We are all committed to a Minnesota where peace, justice, and kindness prevails.
Emma Eubanks explains “As much as we want to focus on healing, we are also feeling pain, rage, and fear. Just to be true to ourselves and taking the time to focus on what is happening so we can heal later is the best course of action for us right now. We’d like to focus on healing when we have the space and capacity to heal.”
Please check back for information about a rescheduled date for the event.
Get ready for dancing, coloring, fun, and a ton of surprises with Dance and Draw! Join us for an all-ages online Zoom event supporting the recent publication of Dance Party, part of the Coloring Books for a Cause series published by Har Mar Superstar (Sean Tillmann) and Laura Hauser. Illustrators Emma Eubanks and Michael Gaughan will bring their book to life with color theory demonstrations, dance breaks, and tips on how to get the creative juices flowing. This interactive variety show features special artist appearances by Har Mar Superstar, Adam Larry Wish, Sophia Wang, Marshall Lacount, Noah Lawrence-Holder, and a puppet show by Liz Howls. Plus, get ready to draw AND dance with special playlist compiled by Emma and Michael especially for this event.
Purchase your coloring book here to color along; download two excerpts from the book here (the first page created by Eubanks and the second page by Gaughan, courtesy of the artists); or just draw with materials you have around your house!
Proceeds of Dance Party purchases will support Violence Free Minnesota, an advocacy group raising awareness and creating support for victims of domestic abuse. Purchase your coloring book by May 21 to get it in time for Dance and Draw!
Michael Gaughan is a Minneapolis-based watercolor artist. He holds an MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute (2014) and an M.Ed in art education from the University of Minnesota (2004). He has over 16 years of teaching experience and over 19 years of experience as an exhibiting visual artist, performing artist, and commercial artist.
Emma Eubanks is a Minneapolis-based illustrator, graphic designer, and freelance artist. A 2018 graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in illustration, she has designed for the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Fulton Brewing Company in Minneapolis.