This week at Drawing Club with mnartists.org on Walker Open Field, we welcome local artist hosts David Hamlow, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, and Margaret Pezalla-Granlund! As a contributor to the Rolu Residency, Hamlow will be leading an experimental blind drawing exercise focused on the Basilica and inspired by the Raymond Carver short story Cathedral.
New to Drawing Club? Have no fear! We meet every Thursday in the summer from 4 – 8pm at the picnic tables on Open Field. The only rule: What’s made at Drawing Club, Stays at Drawing Club. We make collaborative pieces (with drawing materials as well as collage materials), so that means you can either add on to one of the many works in progress, or start a new piece and leave it for others to add on. When a work is “finished” (once at least two hands have made their mark) we document it and post it to our tumblr.
Take a moment to get to know a little more about this week’s local artist hosts and we’ll see you on Thursday!
David Hamlow’s multi-media work explores the interface of quotidian action and aesthetic experience. He holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota in Drawing and Painting, and is an adjunct Art instructor at Minnesota State University and Bethany College in Mankato, MN. He shows work regionally, nationally and internationally and resides in Good Thunder MN.
Lauren Herzak-Bauman was born in Ohio where she grew up playing in her rainbow-covered bedroom and at the local group home where her half sister with cerebral palsy lived. A chain of deaths of those close to her became a catalyst for her artistic work, resulting in travel to Eastern Europe, China, Italy, Tibet and Turkey. Lauren holds a BFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and MFA from The University of Minnesota. She currently lives and works in Minneapolis, her studio (where she loves to have visitors) in the former Canada Dry bottling warehouse. Herzak-Bauman continues to work on site-specific installations and hopes to work in restaurant and interior design in the future.
Margaret Pezalla-Granlund received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She was awarded a McKnight Fellowship and a Jerome Travel Grant to the archives of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ and the Velaslevansky Panorama and the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, CA. She has exhibited both locally and nationally, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Santa Monica Museum, and at Burnett Gallery in the Minneapolis. In her current work, she is fascinated by meteors, the barely visible, and the canals on Mars. In the studio, she finds it very difficult to draw; at Drawing Club, however, all things are possible.