Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SUNDAY: Sketch the Gardens

June 11, 2017
New York Botanic Gardens
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 

It will be an amazing day of sketching at the New York Botanic Gardens in the Bronx.  Many  talented well known sketchers will there conducting demonstrations  including New York City Urban Sketchers Ellisa Gore, Jason Das and Brad Marshall.  Other featured artists who will be painting at the gardens include Marc Taro Holmes, Shari Blaukopf, Veronica Lawler, plus James & Jeanette Gurney.

I’m going to be running a Plein-Air Drop-In program on the Conservatory Lawn starting at 11 AM. Meet me there.  The Drop-In program is intended for get non urban sketchers involved sketching.  Art supplies and stools will be lent to participants.  You're welcome to join in or use this as a base camp to explore the gardens.

Also happening this Sunday:

Breathtaking works of art that dazzle with color, light, and form.  The Garden’s dramatic vistas become living canvases for work created specifically for NYBG, showcasing Chihuly’s signature organic shapes in brilliant colors. For the first time in more than ten years, the artwork of world-renowned sculpture Dale Chihuly will be featured in a major garden exhibition

Artists from UrbanGlass—a contemporary glass center in Brooklyn—demonstrate the fascinating art of melting and manipulating hot glass using a torch and flame.



Take the B, D, or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd. Station. From the station exit: Take the Bx26 bus east to the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance.

OR walk eight blocks down the hill on Bedford Park Blvd (approximately 20 minutes). Turn left onto Southern Blvd. and walk one block to Mosholu Gate entrance.

Take the 2 train to Allerton Ave. station. From the station exit: Walk three blocks west on Allerton Ave. Turn left on Bronx Park East and walk two blocks to Waring Ave. At the park entrance, walk up the small hill leading directly to the Garden’s East Gate.

Just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan! Take the Metro-North Harlem local line to Botanical Garden Station. Cross Southern Boulevard to the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance.

-   Definitely bring  stool if you have one.  It gives you so many options.
-   Because of the unusual events happening this Sunday at the Botanic Gardens we will not be having our usual Show and Tell at the end of the day.

If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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