Tuesday, August 25, 2009
"Girl Passing on Red Bike" by Kelly Walsh
Donated to Arts Unleashed, a fund raiser for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Hale Arena in the American Royal Complex
$25 early or $35 at the door
Art and animals unite once again at the 13th Annual Art Unleashed. Bid on more than 200 pieces of original pet-themed artwork during the silent and live auction. Join Brett Anthony, from NBC Action News, and The Nigro Brothers as they host this fun and furry event for the shelter pets. Tickets are only $25 early or $35 at the door. Be close to the action this year and reserve a table of eight for only $500. Tickets include complimentary hors d'eouvres and a cash bar. Free parking is available in Lot B, conveniently located next to Hale Arena.
Artwork includes a wide variety of mediums including: oil, watercolor, pen and ink paintings, metal artwork, sculpture, plush art and more. In this year's live auction, attendees can bid on "Golfing Birds" metal artwork signed by golfing great Tom Watson. Golfing Birds also includes a signed golf ball by Watson (see image below).
Art Unleashed Schedule
6:15-7 pm - Patron Party, by invitation only
6:30 pm - General ticket sales opens
7 pm - Art Unleashed silent auction begins
8 pm - Silent Auction will close in sections, at 8 pm, 8:15 pm and 8:30 pm
8:35 pm - Nigro Brothers kick off the Live Auction
10 pm - Event concludes
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres with a cash bar are available throughout the evening.
We'll have custom designed Art Unleashed t-shirts at the event. All shirts (fitted or standard fit) are $15. Purchase them at the registration table.
Parking & Directions
Free parking is available in Lot B, conveniently located next to Hale Arena.
Click here for a map and directions to Hale Arena.
For more information or to reserve your table
Contact Robin at 913.596.1000 x 14 or send an email. Seating is limited. All proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City's no-kill shelter.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
We had a long, hot day at the Kansas City Chalk & Walk Festival. Foul weather threatened, but we came well armed with plastic sheeting to protect our chalk drawing during several passing showers. Three KC Clay Guild members came out and we worked together to complete this image. It is not the best photograph, but I'm going back in the morning and I'm sure I can do better. This years drawing was 8'x10', and easier to manage that last years 12'x12' square, although I wasn't expecting bricks, and slick ones at that. It was tricky to get the chalk to adhere. I want to tweak the lettering, expecially at the bottom, tomorrow morning.
Monday, May 18, 2009
This blog is starting to look like a commercial for Dr. Sketchy. I swear, I do other things as well, but I am pretty hyped about life drawing these days.
The model this week had such classic lines to her face. I finally managed to match a somewhat respectable head to a body.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Wow! The model was an aerial acrobat. The sixty second poses were done on a hoop suspended from the ceiling. The hoop rotated slowly, so really, they were split-second poses that changed continually while brain and hand scrambled to keep up. It took until the seventh or eight pose to get into the groove and then they were over after the tenth pose. I would have loved to continue with quick gesture drawings all night. During the first break I did a "real drawing" from the best gesture. I've never done that before and it felt good.
The adorable puppy, Riley, and the model's hands shifted several times during the thirty minute reclining pose, all the more challenge. I finally "grabbed" a pose from the puppy and left it at that. I regret that I did not capture the delicacy of her face. I can draw portrait, but haven't been able to pull it off during these sessions.