Join us on Thursday June 14, from 4 – 8pm out on Walker Open Field for Drawing Club. In case you missed it last week, Drawing Club is a social art-making activity hosted by mnartists.org on Walker Open Field every Thursday in the summer from 4 – 8 pm. It’s a collaborative activity where all are welcome to start, contribute to, or finish a drawing. Local artists, the general pubic, kids and adults are all invited and all materials are provided. The only rule of Drawing Club is ‘what happens at Drawing Club, stays at Drawing Club.’ This summer we’ve decided to invite special guests from the local artist community to come join us at the picnic tables each week. And we’re also posting finished pieces on our tumblr as they are completed.
This week’s special guest local artist hosts are Chris Pennington, Jamie Solberg, Liz Miller, and Todd Balthazor. Take a moment to get to know them and their work and then come on down and hang out/draw with all of us on Thursday:
Chris Pennington is mostly a public school teacher, occasionally an artist and never a very good drawer. He looks forward to making ridiculous temporary projects with people he has just met. Chris invites you to come hang out and participate in his balloon and tape architecture contest (seriously)!
Jamie Lauler Solberg is an oil painter concentrating on stormy, weather focused landscapes most recently. She earned a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin–Stout in 1999 and has been showing and selling her work continuously since then. Perhaps she’s also a storm-tracker? I know I can’t wait to find out…
Liz Miller is a mixed media artist and educator residing in southern Minnesota. She may bring in some of her materials for drawing inspiration, so come hang out and be sure to ask her about her poodles and recent efforts to grow out her hair!
Todd Balthazor is a satirical, often anthropomorphic illustrator, fine artist, muralist and children’s art instructor from St.Paul, MN, with a BFA from CVA. His work is displayed both locally and abroad. Todd also works as a guard at the Walker Art Center, and draws on his experiences behind the scenes at the museum in his weekly comic strip for mnartists.org, It Is What It Is.
This week we are also hosting a mnartists.marketplace Drawing Club Coloring Book Party! mnartists.org and the Walker Shop invite everyone to celebrate ‘Drawing Club: A Collaborative Coloring Book,’ the latest artist-designed object from mnartists.marketplace by joining contributing artists for an evening of drawing, drinks and fun on the picnic tables of Open Field. The 15 Minnesota artists whose work is featured in this limited edition coloring book include: Saman Bemel-Benrud, Emily Bennett Beck, Cornelius Coons, Brandon Cramm, Kristina Estell, HOT TEA, Karen Kvitek, Max Mose, Terrence Payne, Angela Sprunger, Melissa Stang, Peter Steineck and Lex Thompson.