Saturday, September 19, 2015
About a year and half ago we went to Gowanus in what turned out to be one of the best reviewed sketch events we've ever had. Jessica Dalrymple and her friends at the Canal Conservancy prepared an amazing day for us. She's back!
Gowanus is an evolving urban landscape. Industry, development, and the green movement overlap here attracting artists, documentarians, horticulturists, landscape architects, photographers, eco-hipsters, and more. Historic factory buildings, a new Whole Foods (powered by wind turbines and solar panels), train trestles above, waters below, billboards, bioswales, and lots of sky (due to the open space & low rise buildings) all make this a great place to sketch.
|Gowanus Artwork by Patricia Gaignat|
|Gowanus Sketch by Joan Tavolott|
When - Saturday starts at 10 AM. Sleeping late? Come anyway - you need your beauty rest - but you're missing some good sketch time.
Where - Meet at the Salt Lot (2 Second Ave, BK, NY, see map below) The Conservation Committee is providing free coffee & snacks to get us going
How - F Train To Smith and 9th Streets. Walk one long block east (the sun rises in the east so you'll be walking towards the sun). Make a left turn on 2nd Avenue and walk until the street dead-ends at a curve in the canal. The Salt Lot is on your left - you'll see lots of interesting activity. (see map below)
Morning - 10:30 - 1 PM - Paint and/or sketch at the Salt Lot and/or nearby vicinity
Lunch - 1:00 - 2:00 BBQ lunch
Afternoon - 2:00 - 4:00 - We will change the perspective to enjoy the view from the Whole Foods Promenade
Show and Tell - 4:30 Happy hour at Halyards, 406 3rd Ave to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.
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Can't find us?
Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128
There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome