Urban Sketchers Events and Workshops
|Urban Sketchers Singapore will host the 2015 International|
Urban Sketchers Symposium!
The Urban Sketchers Executive Board is pleased to announce that Brenda Murray (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) has joined the Executive Board as the Communications Director. Brenda is owner of Indelible Creative, a marketing/communications company that makes whiteboard animations and creates marketing packages for clients. Brenda is the organizer of Kitchener Waterloo Urban Sketchers, the mother of three, the wife of one, and a beagle owner. She has a BA and an MA from the University of Waterloo in English and Fine Arts. “I’m excited about urban sketching and its potential to build a community for practicing and closet artists," Brenda said. "I’m looking forward to working with the Executive Board to develop integrated communication strategies, systems and tools that will help us articulate our message."
|Jim Richards and Elizabeth Alley give out sketchbooks in Savannah.|
News from Urban Sketchers Communities
|Sketchers from Canada and the U.S. weren't daunted by a little rain in Ithaca!|
(photo by Lynn Pashleigh)
Urban Sketchers Eskiltuna (Sweden) recently held its first exhibition. "We had about 250 visitors, which is really good, according to Konstfrämjandet, which organized the exhibition," said Björn Fundberg.
|Urban sketchers in New York . . .|
The magazine Aviso, Kunst und Wissenschaft aus Bayern (art and science from Bavaria) has published an article about Urban Sketchers. Gabi Campanario, Miriam Ben Moussa and Omar Jaramillo contributed sketches and were quoted in the article, which is in German.
|. . . and in Caracas sketch together at a simultaneous event.|
Urban sketchers in Munich just received great coverage on Isarblog. Since May the group has been gathering on the first Sunday of each month. "We sketch for a few hours and then go to a café to share our work and talk and continue sketching," said Miriam Benmoussa. Sketchers are active on Facebook, and the group has just been approved to start a regional blog.
Urban Sketchers Chile will offer an Urban Sketchers workshop in the heritage district of Concha y Toro in downtown Santiago Nov. 8. "It will be a free event, open to all lovers of urban sketching, and will last the whole day," said Erika Brandner. Event sponsors include the Municipality of Santiago, Heritage institutes and major art suppliers and brands in Chile.
|Urban Sketchers Munich, gathering since May, |
share their work on a cafe table.
Urban sketchers in Hawthorn (Australia) are getting ready for their exhibit, "Urban Sketching in Boroondara," Nov. 4 - Dec. 6 at the Hawthorn Arts Centre's Town Hall Gallery.
Hong Kong's Occupy Central continues to gain sketching coverage in the Sketching Umbrella Movement community Facebook group page.
Urban Sketchers Philippines had a table at BGC Art Mart Sept. 27 to share their enthusiasm for sketching and Urban Sketchers with the larger community.
|Urban Sketchers Hawthorn is excited about its exhibit in November.|
Euromaxx produced a video program about the "Comeback of the Notebook" in the digital age with a focus on the popular notebook Moleskine, and Munich urban sketcher Florian Afflerbach is featured prominently sketching in his Moleskine. The English video appears on Deutsche Welle.
Jim Richards' book, Freehand Drawing and Discovery: Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers, has received a national Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The awards honor top landscape architectural projects from across the U.S. and around the world. ASLA will present 34 professional awards selected from more than 600 entries.
And more news from Jim Richards: A solo exhibition of 16 watercolor sketches from a trip to Cuba in May is on display at the Arkansas State University’s Dean B. Ellis Library in Jonesboro, Arkansas (USA). Sponsored by the university's Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, the exhibition is titled “Hemingway’s Cuba,” capturing contemporary views of sites important in the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s life and work.
The work of Samantha Zaza, PeF, Maya Andersson, Frédéric Rudant, Christophe Pons and the Atelier multimédia Bellegarde is on exhibit through Dec. 30 at Carnets de Voyages in Toulouse (France). With the theme "The Orient," the exhibit features sketches of Istanbul and the Occupy Gezi protests.
|Gabi Campanario's latest book|
Public Radio International produced a radio program and published an article about urban sketcher Richard Johnson, who is documenting the war in Afghanistan with sketches. Richard is on assignment for the Washington Post.
USk Germany correspondents Gisela Knuth and Miriam Benmoussa are exhibiting some of their Munich urban sketches at Café Weyerer in Munich through the end of the year.
|Lydia Valarde's article in Art Journaling.|
The New Straits Times just published an article Oct. 31 about Penang (Malaysia) artist and urban sketcher Ch’ng Kiah Kiean, who will be opening his ninth solo exhibition this month. Called Sketching Penang," the exhibit will be at The Art Gallery at Belissa Row through Nov. 20.
|Ch’ng Kiah Kiean will have his 9th solo exhibition in Penang.|
USk President Jason Das has been invited to attend and sketch the Creative Time Summit in Stockholm, Sweden Nov. 14 - 15. The Creative Time Summit is an annual event exploring "the many ways in which artists are tackling the world’s most challenging social and political issues." Previously, Jason sketched all of the presenters on stage at the 2013 Summit in New York City. He is excited abouthis first trip to Sweden and hopes to connect with urban sketchers in Stockholm.
|Ken Avidor sketches the paranormal!|
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