Saturday, November 10, 2007

24 Hr Draw-a-thon

NEW ORLEANS – In conjunction with Recycle for the Arts, Press Street presents its second annual twenty-four hour drawing marathon. In activities led by local artists, both beginners and professionals can explore a variety of techniques and materials.

“We wanted to do something where the focus was on the process of creating, instead of just showing the finished project,” said Brad Benischek, an event organizer and Visual Arts Coordinator for Press Street. “Last year over two hundred people participated during the twenty-four period. It was inspiring to see families and individuals from so many different backgrounds and skill levels making so much art. Over 1400 drawings were produced.”

The schedule includes morning activities for children, life drawing, large scale drawing, voluntary collaborations, and a variety of art stunts, culminating in a celebratory breakfast and gallery show. Music and various food vendors will be on site throughout the day. A full schedule will be available at on November 1st.

Free and open to the public. All materials will be provided.

WHAT: 24-Hour Draw-a-thon

WHERE: The Green Project, 2831 Marais St., NO. L.A

WHEN: 6:00 AM Saturday November 17 to 6AM Sunday November 18

see website for detailed schedule

1 comment:

Alternative Arts New Orleans said...

I was only there for an hour or two last year, and this year unfortunately was the same, but next year I will block out the whole day and luxurate in drawing time - it was a super fun event! Kourtney Keller and I taught handmade filmmaking in honor of Helen Hill, and it was much more successful than I had imaginined it would be, and with a younger age group than I thought. Ages 4 and up really got into drawing on the film and completely seemed to get the concept that the marks made on clear leader will move when put in the groovy vintage projector Kourtney had brought. thank you Susan, Jeff and Brad and all other involved for such an engaging event!