Something Sketchy—at the Bell Museum (And Sketch Night of Course)

September 30, 2013

130905_Moose_BellOpeningLeft: Three minute sketch—6 x 9 inches, with Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and Montana Marker on Magnani Annigoni Designo. Loose sheet because I was traveling light.

Last month at the first Bell Museum Sketch Night for this school year the "Something Sketchy" exhibit opened. This exhibit consists of sketches made from various items in the museum's collection. Some drawings are framed, but most still reside in the sketchbook, placed inside plexiglas cubes for viewing.

I recommend that you go to the Bell and check out the show in the Jaques Gallery. Sometimes the items (when they were portable) are installed right next to the sketches. There's also some Jaques sketches—quite a thrill.

130905_BBellOpeningLeft: my second sketch of the evening. A very quick gesture sketch of one of the bird mounts. Faber-Castell Pitt Artist's Calligraphy Pen.

On October 3 there's going to be an opening for the Audobon exhibit (there is an extra fee for that special exhibit opening). It coincides with Sketch Night, which is still free (you just won't be able to go into the Audubon exhibit, but you can come back for that). It will be a fun night to sketch, and you can check out the "Sketchy" exhibit.

Sketch Night runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Poke around on the Bell Museum site for more details and upcoming topics, or just show up every first Thursday of the month.

  1. Reply

    Love your moose! You live in such a rich environment for sketchers… and you have played a huge part in its creation, I’m quite sure.

  2. Reply

    Laura, I’m really grateful I live up here. I have always had sketching friends and they have all generated great opportunities, whether it’s just a call to say “let’s go sketch today” or something more formal. (Who wouldn’t think they lived in a dream if they could go sketching with the Avidors! And they are just the tip of a huge iceberg of artists.)

    It is great at the more formal events to see sketchers come out of the woodwork—so to speak—and meet up with people who also sketch. This exhibit is particularly fun because it shows the sketches people created at this place I’ve loved and sketched at since I was a child and first visited with family.

    Glad you liked the Moose, I think that’s drawing 105 of it! I wish you were near so you could see all the exhibit sketches. It’s great fun to see all the different styles.

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