January 28, 2013

Drawing Attention: International Sketching News of Note


“Drawing the Town: Works by Marcia Milner-Brage" is on display through March 31 at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls, IA (USA).

Over the past 2 1/2 years, Marcia - a member of USK Midwest - has drawn more than 200 scenes (like the one at left) in and around Cedar Falls and Waterloo with approximately 36 framed pieces in the show.

USK Memphis has a group exhibit at that wraps up this week at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects in Memphis, TN (USA). Each artist got part of a wall to display his or her works, and guests can also peruse the artists' sketchbooks as part of the exhibit.


Berlin Urban Sketchers (right) and their frequent sketching activities were featured in two articles recently, one in Berline-Artparasites and another in the Berliner Zeitung.

New Urban Sketching Book

A new how-to book (below) on sketching is now available.  Sketching on Location was written by USK Board Member and Moscow, ID (USA) USK Correspondent Matthew Brehm and is a "comprehensive guide to drawing from direct observation ... perfect for those who would like to record their visual experiences of where they live and where they travel."

Matt is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho and has been teaching university-level courses and public workshops on sketching for over a decade 

Do you have urban sketching news to share in Drawing Attention?  Please send fully written items with links (and graphics, if possible) to: drawingattention at urbansketchers dot org

Until next month...happy sketching,
Lisbeth Cort, member of Whidbey Island Sketchers
drawingattention at urbansketchers dot org

1 comment :

kumi matsukawa said...

Congratulations Marcia ( and all )! Considering post sketching occasion like exhibition, choosing lose sheets
seem to be a good idea.
Matt, I now start reading your book and I love it.