There are only two Drawing Club sessions left of the season! Can you believe it? Time sure flies when you are having fun on Open Field. This week our special local artist guest hosts are Melissa Loop, Hannah Frick and Vanesa Windschitl. If you haven’t made it to Drawing Club yet this summer, you should come this Thursday before it’s too late.
What’s Drawing Club? If you don’t know by now, well, then you really should come on down on Thursday from 4 -8pm and find out! We make collaborative drawings and all ages and levels of artistic ability are welcome. The only rule: what’s made at Drawing Club stays at Drawing Club. Come add on to one of our many works in progress or start something new and leave it for others to add on to. You can view finished works on our tumblr: http://openfielddrawingclub.tumblr.com/
Take a minute to get to know this week’s guest hosts and we’ll see you at the picnic tables on Open Field Grove on Thursday!
Melissa Loop lives and works in Minneapolis MN where she received her Fine Arts BFA in fall 2005 from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Upon graduation, she received the Vanderlip Travel Grant given the most promising student. Melissa has been nationally shown and published internationally. Most notable are features in New American Paintings and Dmag in Buenos Aires. Last summer she had a solo show at Soo Visual Art Center in Minneapolis as well as asolo show at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland Oregon.
By using past and present notions of Utopia and Dystopia as a platform, she makes landscape paintings of exotic locations that deal with human ideals and misconceptions of desire, authenticity, and subjugation.
Hannah Frick is an emerging artist in the Twin Cities. She earned her BFA in Painting from the College of Visual Arts in 2011. Frick 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. Besides making and exhibiting work, Frick stays involved in the arts community through her guest curator role at Fox Tax Gallery, and as an active volunteer 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.
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.