20 April, 2010

An Hour of Landscape Sketching at Tower Grove Park

Details: See all the details and RSVP over on the Meetup site.

Sunday April 25th at 12:30pm

Tower Grove Park
Magnolia Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110


Map: View the location on Google Maps.

Meet us at the Pavillion with the Composers Heads just east of the Palm House. We will go from there and take a walk for a couple of minutes to some undecided direction in the park. It could be one of the gazebos, the fountains, or whatever we wish.

We will leave after 10 minutes, so don't be too late or you might have to find us. If you want my cell phone number, log into the Meetup Group  and it will be listed there. We may stay a little longer as we can, but I just didn't want to interfere with the Anatomy Intensive Group at 2:00pm. I'm gonna be there too!

PS - I might suggest packing a little sack lunch. That always makes it nice!


Lunchtime Draw: City Hall

Details: See all the details and RSVP over on the Meetup site.

Friday April 23rd at 11:30 am

St, Louis City Hall
Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103




This week, we're meeting up at City Hall and sketching at City Hall, for JUSTICE or you know for fun if you're so inclined. Roses (as detailed by the picture) may, or may not be included in this sketching experience, but the statue is promising that for sure, this time, he'll show up. :-)
As always, come when you can and go when you must. FOR JUSTICE!

This Meetup thanks to Flammis! Yay!


Michael Anderson shows us a bit of his process(below):


"I joined members of the St. Louis Drawing & Painting Meetup Group last Friday at City Hall for a lunch time drawing session. Rainy weather forced us to go inside to work in our sketchbooks in the Rotunda. It is a grand 4-story open space with Italian marble floors and central stairway. The carved leaves and scrollwork on the stairs reminded me of the engravings on dollar bills. The state flags that hang from the second floor balustrade provide a boost of color."

-Michael Anderson: Sketching St. Louis

Bumbershoot Meetup

Details: See all the details and RSVP over on the Meetup site.

Thursday April 22nd at 8:00pm

Bumbershoot Aerial Arts Studio
2200 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Hey everyone,

I spoke to Brent who posed for us a few weeks back about coming down to Bumbershoot and he gave me the owner's name Joelle who I just spoke on the phone with. She prefers we don't go there on Sat since that's when they hold classes for beginners. She suggested we come down this Thursday from 8-9:30pm to watch Brent's group practice for a performance that's coming up.
So let's go check out some circus acrobatics shall we?

Beijos, Alessandra

Important Note: There is a limit on attendance so RSVP on the Meetup. If you aren't on the list you most likely won't be let in. Get those spaces while they last!



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Drawing above by Ariel

Mark Hensler at the Art Attic

Wed April 21st at 7:00pm

Details: See all the details and RSVP over on the Meetup site.

Mark is an experienced local model but this is the first time he has posed for our group.

Our sessions are open to all levels of artists and a variety of media. We provide an informal, lively but structured and serious environment in which to draw and experiment.

We'll have some refreshments on hand but please bring additional.

The Art Attic has a 360-degree setup: we work in a circle around the model(s). There is no sink. There are stairs to climb and a dog in the house.

Drawing begins at 7, so try to arrive at 6:45

As usual for events with a paid model, if you RSVP "Yes" and then withdraw less than 48 hrs before the event (or you are a no-show), you will still be held responsible for the model fee.

Pictures from a past event at Judy's Art Attic

Homework - Drawing and Sketching (An Online Project)

The idea: If we could put something specific to draw online, where we could work from the screen of our computers. With designated time frames. I know it can't be as much fun as a gathering would be, and having a live model . Yet for some of us it is more possible than getting out to meet up. Then we can get together and have a show and tell. Thanks.
-Linda Gower

The Project Details: Homework - Drawing and Sketching

Timeline: Deadline for our next project start date is May 24th, 2010. This means we will officially review and comment on them and have an online show so-to-speak of our projects.

Update: Tonight I will record a video and put it up on the web for reference. The theme will be the Delmar Loop in Saint Louis, Missouri. I will take some video and stills of the architecture and people in that area. The project will be to take several elements from the reference and to combine them in a unique way. We want to avoid copying directly, and instead use the reference as a point of departure or inspiration for your inventive piece(s) of art homework. Use a little liberal artistic license in your design of at least one piece. You may even take an old story and tell it through the modern images.

An inspiration and approach to the idea: This last week I was at One Metropolitain Square and saw the giant murals in the lobby by the artist Lincoln Perry. His website is http://www.lincolnperryart.com/. I wrote via email to Ellen Cusumano of Kemoll's Restaurant, and she told me the following about the theme of the murals:

"There are seven 22-foot hight murals by Lincoln Perry titled 'Urban Odyssey' depicting a modern version of the tale of Ulysses using St. Louis Landmarks for settings".


From Lincoln Perry's website: "In late 1988, a series of seven panels were mounted between the pilasters of the lobby of the Met Square building finished that year in downtown St. Louis by Metropolitan Life. Each panel is roughly 22 feet high, five are 16 feet across and two are 37 feet across, for a total painted area of 3388 square feet. There is an outer lobby (with a mural by another artist) and an inner courtyard-like lobby, where the images by me start 25 feet off the ground, so the roofline is roughly 50 feet off the floor.

The images convey the day in the life of a businessman whose quotidian adventures mirror or echo those of Ulysses in the Odyssey. He appears nine times, bearded and in a business suit, first in the morning at Soulard’s Market (all the locations are recognizable St. Louis locations), which evokes the lotus eaters, then passes beneath the legs of the Met Square building itself in the left part of panel 2, as if under the legs of the blinded Polyphemus, on to pass the siren-like secretaries who also enter the building.

In panel 3 he navigates a walkway in the old warehouse district, then under renovation, meeting an old man who might resemble Tiresias in Hades. Panel 4 is set in the St. Louis Art Museum, where the statue of Poseidon really does exist, though the spiral staircase which refers to the whirlpool of Scylla and Charybdis is invented; I see him as torn between the rock all of rigid order and the vortex of dissolution. In Panel 5 he visits the zoo, where the monkeys might refer to Circe’s conversion of Ulysses’ men to swine.

Enchanted by Calypso in the left section of panel 6, under a band shell that sits on an island in St. Louis’ beautiful park, he becomes aware of the attentions paid to his wife, a Penelope like figure to the right of the panel. Harmony returns to his suburban home and family in the last panel, which takes us back to the first after we gap the entrance to the lobby, so the whole cycle becomes a repeating journey of days. "


Read the story and see pictures on Lincoln Perry's website.

12 April, 2010

Gallery Opening at Belas-Artes April 11, 2010 - May 2, 2010


Due to an incredible amount of hard work our group of artists came to the task of organizing this show on short order and together with the special help of Celiea Miranda-Yuen and Henryk Ptasiewicz we experienced a sensational show opening. There was art in all variety of media, music by Boaz Rubin and Tommy Halloran, a wonderful spread of eats. The highlight of the evening; Alessandra posing to be painted live after a Frida Khalo portrait.

Belas-Artes Gallery is on the corner of Mississippi and 1854 Russell, very close neighbors to McGuirk's Pub and all the happenings of the Soulard area. 


Let the Painting Begin:

  





Music:





Artists:

  




Featured Artists:

Allen Kriegshauser
Elaine Swanger
Tomas Aquino
Henryk Ptasiewicz
Richard Vigil
Judy Rubin
Marlene Lewis
Christine Briguglio
Christy O'Brien
Cathy Einspanier Moore
Brian Anderson
Alvin Horst

Drop into the Saint Louis Artist's Guild

Tuesdays:
There are both Tuesday and Thursday figure drawing sessions at the Saint Louis Artist's Guild. Tuesdays are a variety of poses that range from the short gestures to begin with, to some longer poses at about 40min.

 

Description:
Tuesday Night Sketch Group 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
$5 for students and members, $6 for non-members.
Meeting is in the third floor studio. (Subject to change without notice)
Draw from a live model in various poses. The model may be nude or partially nude at times.

Coordinators:
Jim Kennedy, & Scott Patrick.
For questions you can reach Jim Kennedy at 314-878-8619 & Scott Patrick at 314-576-6998.

Location:

St. Louis Artists' Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
St. Louis MO 63105

View this location on Google Maps.


Thursday Figure Drawing/Painting:

Thursdays at the Artist's Guild are typically devoted to longer poses. There is one long pose that may or may not extend to several weeks in a row. The model will take breaks and return to the same pose for the evening. This allows for a little more lengthy studies.


Description:

$5 for students and members, $6 for non-members.

Meeting is in the third floor studio. (Subject to change without notice)
Draw from a live model in one pose for the entire evening. The model may be nude or partially nude at times.

Coordinator:
For questions contact coordinator Greg MacNair 314-862-1410 or 314-621-7883.

Location:
St. Louis Artist's Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
St. Louis MO 63105

View this location on Google Maps.

Glandean Clark poses at the Plattner Home

Glandean has been posing for Washu for years. I don't know much more about her, but let's all be surprised together shall we? :-)

Our sessions are open to all levels of artists and a variety of media. We provide an informal, lively but structured and serious environment in which to draw and experiment. Good work, good times, good music, and good folks.

Snacks & drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. BYO easel if you like using an easel. (We have chairs and floor space.)


Drawing begins at 7, so try to arrive at 6:45

Get the full details over on the Saint Louis Drawing & Painting Meetup Group

As usual, if you RSVP Yes then withdraw less than 48 hrs before the event, you will be held responsible for the model fee.

See you there,
Alessandra

Wednesday Drawing in the Botanical Garden

Spring has arrived and it is time to get back to the Botanical Garden. This Wednesday and once a month, we will be leaving work or any other occupation early to draw in the Shaw Botanical Garden. There is no other better way to experience the mid-day.

Last month Mark Thiel and I made it. It was a tiny bit cold, but this month the sun has really come out and warmed things up. We are hoping for the best.

Date:
Wednesday 4/14 at 3:00pm

Location:
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63110


Directions:
View The Shaw Botanical Garden on Google Maps

09 April, 2010

Attention All Comic Artists: STLWEBCOMICS.ORG

One of our Meetup members who we miss a bit; Dave Patton has set up a web community centered around connecting web comics fans with local web comics artists. His blog has a title of none other than "STLWEBCOMICS.ORG". Many of our artists who are comically oriented will be pleased to find this out. Take note of the growing list of Web Comic blogs linked from the sidebar on his blog. These are other local St. Louis Artists. To quote Dave "If you create webcomics and live in STL, we want to hear from you!"

08 April, 2010

Our First Group Show at Belas-Artes


The Saint Louis Drawing and Painting Meetup Group will have there very first show at Belas-Artes Gallery as a 1-year retrospective of work created in conjunction with our events. There will be 16+ artists displaying their work and live musical and modeling performances. Alessandra will be posing as a Frida Khalo painting while the artists bodypaint her into the picture.

It should be a great opportunity for everyone to show their art and njoy the fruits of a year's work.

Here is a list of some of the participating artists:

Mark Plattner
Sarah E.
Allen Kriegshauser
Elaine Swanger
Tomas Aquino
Henryk Ptasiewicz
Richard Vigil
Judy Rubin
Marlene Lewis
Christine Briguglio
Chad Jones
Christy O'Brien
Christopher Manzo
Cathy Einspanier Moore
Bryan Pease
Brian Anderson
Alvin Horst

Details:

Exhibit opens April 11 at 1:00 pm and runs thru May 2, 2010.
Reception: Sunday April 11 at 1:00 pm. We will be drawing, turning Alessandra into a living painting and have live music (Boaz).
Location: Belas-Artes 1854 Russell Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63104 314.772.2787.
Send announcements: Download and use the postcard announcement art to invite people to the show!