Is it already the end of June?! Only two months left of summer to enjoy Thursday night Drawing Club with mnartists.org on Walker Open Field?! Last week we had a grand old time with ART SQUAD’s collaborative tape mural projects as well as with the Walker Teen Art Lounge. You can check out more pictures of that fun here. This week we’ve got four local artist hosts–Andy DuCett, Jamie Lauler Solberg, and Todd Balthazor–who will be hanging out and drawing with us from 4 – 8 pm out on the picnic tables!
Perhaps this Thursday will be your first time to Drawing Club? Have no fear, it’s really very laid back: every Thursday in the summer Drawing Club welcomes artists and the public alike to come draw, collaborate, chat, and basically hang out. The only rule: what’s made at Drawing Club, stays at Drawing Club. We make collaborative pieces, so you can start something for others to later finish or choose from our selection of started works and add on! Stay connected with Drawing Club on Facebook and check out the finished works as they are posted on our Open Field Drawing Club tumblr. You can also follow @openfield on twitter for the most up-to-date information on all the programs.
Take a moment to get to know a little more about this week’s local artist guest hosts and we’ll see you on Thursday!
Winona-native Andy DuCett received his MFA from the University of Illinois and currently teaches at MCAD and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He is included in the Drawing Center in New York’s curated registry, has shown work nationally and locally, and maintains a boast-worthy national as well as international publication record. Recently, the Walker Art Center commissioned Andy to make a drawing for our Free First Saturday program. You can check out his upcoming show, “Why we do this,” this fall at The Soap Factory.
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…
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.