Wouldn't you know it. I had plans to meet up with visiting-from-North Carolina-friends Gwen and Phil Diehn in the city and it SNOWED! We decided to ignore the idea and actuality of the existence of SNOW and met in Penn Station.
We took the subway uptown (snow had stopped) to the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library where we viewed the exhibition "The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution". From their website: " In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists and presented at the Lexington Avenue Armory (and thus nicknamed the Armory Show), it introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. This exhibition is an exploration of how the Armory Show inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society."
Gwen has embarked on doing 10,000 drawings so afterward we looked for "things" to draw. On the 4th floor we found a Treasure Trove of Things Things and More Things. Follow the link and scroll down and take a look at the list of Things Categories. Wow. It was the coolest place ever.
More Folk Art:
I sketched from life a detail of the installation "From here to there/De aqui pa'lla in the manner of La guagua aerea" by Antonio Martorell:
According to the information card on the wall: "The seats are dressed as immigrants so visitors can sit on their laps, literally placing themselves in their position."
Here is my photograph of part of this installation:
And in the LIRR waiting room at the beginning and end of the day:
Top images: iPad; Sketch Club, Finngr Pro, Glaze, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Final image: Figures drawn from life while in the LIRR station waiting room. Moleskine journal with Gelli Printing Plate monotype background; Sharpie fine point, chisel and white oil paint markers.