The community is invited to discuss the contemporary act of drawing and the recent local museum exhibitions, which so beautifully elevated this fundamental art practice.
Both the Walker Art Center’s Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process and the MIA’s Marks of Genius engaged a wide range of people from the master artist to the novice drawer. The complementary drawing experiences, tours, lectures and programming indicated substantive interest by the local community in drawing. We are interested in your insights, experience and responses to the programming, its outcomes and the future opportunities to bring people together through the act of drawing. We will hear from two community respondents, artists Anne Labovitz and Aaron Marx to ignite the town hall conversations. They will each share their personal practices and how each of them uses drawing as a tool to engage with our community.
As part of the Drawing Town Hall we will be led in a master class with artist Jil Evans who will share her work and process—How to Get Into a Work of Art, followed by a drawing experience in the galleries.
Please bring your sketchbooks and pencils!
Thank you Hothouse and Minneapolis Institute of Art for making this event possible.
Drawing provides a common ground for communication, it offers us a dialogue with ourselves and with others…it engages us on vital emotional, intellectual, and spiritual levels…Drawing is as intimate as a hushed conversation, it is as personal as the artists touch and as revelatory as an artist signature. It extends both mind and spirit; it is an exciting activity that promotes a deep respect for looking and thinking. It has been called the most delectable of all the arts.
~Teal Sales, Claudia Betti Drawing: A Contemporary Artform