Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Arts Unleashed

"Girl Passing on Red Bike" by Kelly Walsh

Donated to Arts Unleashed, a fund raiser for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.
Art Unleashed
Friday, August 28, 2009
7-10 pm
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

Duck Derby


I went to the Children's TLC Duck Derby on Sunday, 6-28-09. Love those cool yellow ducks!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Here is a much better image from the Kansas City Chalk & Walk Festival. Such an amazing event! This photograph supplied by James and Cherish Pageau

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dr. Sketchy 5-17-09

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.

Dr. Sketchy 5-3-09

It only took me two weeks to post these images. The model was a roller derby girl, or should that be roller derby woman? She wore huge platform shoes with fake wheels to look like roller skates.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dr. Sketchy 4-19-09

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.