Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SATURDAY: Sketching Killer Heels

January 3, 2015

Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory

As fashion statement, fetish object, instrument of power, and outlet of artistic expression for both the designer and the wearer, throughout the ages the high-heeled shoe has gone through many shifts in style and symbolism. Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy categorization are featured among the more than 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers

1)  The museum requests that we work dry, meaning pencil, charcoal, etc.  (I've used watercolor pencils and a waterbrush in the past)
2)  There are many other exhibits including; 

  • Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time, 
  • Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound and 
  • Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, in addition to the museum's permanent collection.
3)  The Museum is large and the Killer Heels show is just part of what we'll be doing. Use Mark's cell phone (973-809-9128) to find us.

When:  11:00 AM to 3:30

Where:  The Brooklyn Museum - 200 Eastern Parkway.

Lunch:  12:30 at Brooklyn Museum Cafe

Afternoon:  1:45 - Back to the museum for more sketching

Show and Tell:  3:15 walk to Tooker Alley 793 Washington Ave, to share drawings, stories and drinks.
*  Note: Bonus Section below for optional 5 PM activities at the Museum.

By Subway:  

  •    - 2/3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. 
  •    - Transfer to 2/3 from 4/5 (at Nevins Street) and B, D, Q, N, R, and LIRR (at Atlantic Terminal-Barclays Center). 
  •    - See a subway map. Make sure to check with the MTA for any service changes, especially on the weekend.

By Car:  
There is parking On-site parking is available in the lot behind the Museum, off Washington Avenue. On Target First Saturdays there's a flat rate of $5 beginning at 5 p.m.

How Much:  General admission prices are suggested contribution amounts:

  • Adults- $16
  • Students with valid I.D. - $10
  • Adults 62 and over - $10
  • Ages 19 and under - Free


Target First Saturdays:
Enjoy engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment programs every month, from 5 to 11 p.m. Michelin-starred Saul restaurant and bar is open all evening. The Counter cafĂ© serves sandwiches, salads, and sweets, as well as wine and local beer. 

Music - 5 PM - Grammy Award–winning collective Snarky Puppy plays an infectious mixture of jazz, funk, and world music. Part of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series

Performance - 6:30 p.m. - Jazz percussionist Ches Smith presents a unique musical score to activate artist David Horvitz's installation of suspended bells in Crossing Brooklyn.

Can't find us?  
Call Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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