Monday, May 31, 2010

Family Drawings from the Movable Studio

 Cup of the Day #27
By Gwyneth Leech 2010
Colored India ink 
on white and beige printed cup

During the NYC Pool art fair in March, held at the Gershwin Hotel on East 27th Street, visitors were invited to sit on my bed and draw pictures on the theme of family. Over the course of three days 160 people took part and the drawings were hung in the bathroom, eventually filling the walls from floor to ceiling, including inside the (dry) shower stall. 150 of the drawings are now on my website. Click here to view.

The Movable Studio will be making another appearance in a picnic variation at Figment New York, the arts festival held on Governors Island in New York Harbor June 11th, 12th and 13th. Visitors are invited to join me on the grass of Nolan Park where the studio will be spread out on picnic blankets from 11AM to 5 PM. Nolan Park was home to officer's families and the beautiful clapboard houses still stand beneath shade trees around a village green. Come imagine what family life was like here and draw your version. 

Coffee is available on Governor's Island at Pyramid Café next to pier 101, but all things considered you might prefer to bring your favorite brew in a thermos.

Drawings from Studio on a Bed,
Pool Art Fair, NYC 2010
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