A friend of mine just sent me this. Sounds interesting. Any one know any more about it?
This is not to be confused with the Pratt Draw-o-thon. I'll have some information about that next week.
MONSTER DRAW-A-THON THEATER FESTIVAL 2007 Presented by Michael Alan, Matt Brennan, Retreat, Brooklyn Art Collective, Diana Gurfel, ArtWorld Digest, and Eliza Stein. Sponsored by Retreat, Gallery Twenty-Four, Crumpler, Odds Costume, Dumbo Arts Council, Metro Ink, Blick Art Supply, Ad Hoc Gallery, P.S books, Jonathan Shorr Gallery, Soho Picture Frames, Junglez.com A two day festival of alternative figure drawing where twenty-five models, hundreds of artists, eight bands and artistic organizations gather to form a positive creative community.Disfiguration Art Show featuring work by Michael Alan, Matt Brennan, Tim Maxwell, Barnaby Ruhe, JennDeWald and Will Suarez.Collaborative projects and activities brought to you by Brooklyn Art Collective and Artworld Digest. All this is taking place in a 5000 square ft. loft space in Dumbo.
Friday, March 23rd () and Saturday March 24th (), After party at Retreat to follow () . The location is 147 Front Street, second floor. The building is on the Corner of Jay St. and Front St. You can take the F train to York Street and walk down Jay to Front. Enter through Retreat.
The event cost $20 for one day $25 for both days.
We always aim to keep the price low so that everyone can come.
Full bar and food available by Retreat.
DRAW-A-THON THEATER :An alternative to conventional figure drawing
by adding narrative, theatrical and musical components
in a public space where artists create and form community. Designed to be drawn.
The DRAW-A-THON THEATER has been around since November 2005.Starting at Fix Cafe in Williamsburg, the event drew over 150 artists and was instantly a success.Emerging as a monthly event, the Draw-A-Thon Theater expanded throughout New York, taking place in several locations in both Brooklyn and Manhattan.Since the first event, all ages and skill levels have attended and formed a powerful creative community.The alternative to conventional study offers people the chance to draw unusual, theatrical, multi-model scenes and scenarios in a marathon setting.
"A rare chance to draw models staged in some unusual theatrical poses."-Village Voice
" The Draw-a-thon fulfills a need I have to engage in bizarre and completely absurd situations " -Sabrina Frank, Art model
"Go to the Draw-A-Thon"
-NBC The Today Show
"The models pose in scenes of liveliness and connection, and well, romance that was always absent."
- New York Press
We invite anyone and everyone to come and create drawings, paintings, poems, stories, sculpture and all things thoughtful.All ages and skill level welcome. For additional information and photographs of the event please visit www.michaelalanart.com