By now, I’m hoping you all have picked up on the whole Drawing Club thing, but just in case, here’s the gist: every Thursday in the summer from 4-8 pm mnartists.org hosts Drawing Club on Walker Open Field. What’s made at Drawing Club, stays at Drawing Club, so you can start a brand new drawing and leave it for others to finish, or add on to a work in progress. Local artists and the public are invited to come hang out at the picnic tables, collaborate on a drawing or two, have a beer from the D’Amico Garden Grill, and enjoy the social practice of art-making. (And don’t worry, if you’re not much of a drawer, we have collage materials as well.) This week we’ve got five local artist hosts, so take a moment to get to know them and come on down to Open Field on Thursday to participate!
This week’s Drawing Club local artist guest host line-up:
Clea Felien’s paintings combine abstraction and realism in visually representing memory and loss. Exhibiting both locally in Minnesota as well as in New York, Felien received her BFA from MCAD and MFA from Vermont College and is also a teacher at the college level.
Joe Sinness’s hyper-attention to realistic detail make his colored-pencil drawings surreal. With a BA in Studio Art and English Lit from St. John’s and an MFA from MCAD, Sinness has exhibited widely in Minnesota and Wisconsin. His work reveals a penchant for texture, color and pattern.
Hannah Frick earned her BFA from CVA and enjoys creating abstract paintings and collages from the refuse of everyday life. Her slight tendency to hoard and her obsessive attention to detail allow her to create interest and beauty with materials that are often overlooked. Frick stays involved in the arts community through her guest curator role at Fox Tax Gallery, and by volunteering at The Soap Factory. You’ll find her biking around the Twin Cities all year long, and will quickly win her over with a good pun or a cute cat picture.
Josh Stulen was born and raised in Spicer, MN. He earned a BFA from St Cloud State University and currently resides in Minneapolis. Within his work the effects that art, film, music, and sports have had on his perception of history are explored. Referencing obscure and recognizable mementos in order to blend together nonlinear narratives, Stulen experiments with varied mediums from project to project.
Vanesa Windschitl currently lives in Minneapolis and has her BFA in Illustration from the College of Visual Arts. She loves mashed potatoes, Nine Inch Nails, and her two dachshunds, Evie Goose and Abraham Lux.