Summer is upon us and it’s time to grab your art supplies and head outside. Ever since Monet and the Impressionists rediscovered the joy of capturing their surroundings “en plein air,” New York artists have been following their lead.
On Saturday, June 18th from 10:00am to 12:30pm, three of the top New York ballpoint artists, Dina Brodsky, Guno Park and Nicolas V Sanchez, will host a meetup of fellow artists and art lovers to take in the beauty of the High Line, one of New York’s greatest combinations of contemporary architecture and native greenery. And with over 200,000 combined Instagram followers, they are going to post those drawings for the world to see.
“There is an immense joy to be found in taking the time to truly observe something,” according to Dina Brodsky. “Drawing is a way to connect to the infinitely interesting world we live in. Throughout the years I've lived in New York, drawing has been a way to become conscious of the details, of the cracks and crevices, the lights and shadows, the people and buildings that make this incredible city what it is.”
The group will meet at the Urban Theater on the High Line (17th Street and 10th Avenue) between 10:00 and 10:30am to check in and pick up drawing supplies. Participants can then explore the park on their own and return with their drawings by noon to get feedback from the artists and enjoy drinks with fellow art-lovers.
“With so much energy around the art market and art fairs today, it’s exciting for people to witness artists in action,” says Wright Harvey, co-founder of Sugarlift. “Sometimes it’s easy to disassociate the artwork from the artist, but nothing is cooler than watching art coming to life at the hands of artists as talented as Dina, Guno and Nicolas.”
Participating artists and guests should be sure to register for the event through Eventbrite and present their ticket for FREE drawing supplies and refreshments, sponsored by Sugarlift. Over 350 artists have already registered to the event, so come and join the group for this outdoor artistic spectacle.
All are welcome from Da Vinci-level artists to stick-figure-drawers. Not an artist? No problem! Guests are invited to watch the artists in action.