Get Your Draw On At Day-Long Drawing Marathon
March 25, 2011
Members of the Stonehill community will have the chance to show off their drawing talents at a day-long Drawing Marathon on Saturday, April 9.
Open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and neighbors of the College, the event will take place from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. in Stonehill's Cushing-Martin Gallery.
The marathon, organized by Visual & Performing Arts Professor Shane Savage-Rumbaugh, will celebrate the art of drawing by bringing together both professional and amateur artists.
Members of Stonehill's Studio Arts Program faculty, including David Kinsey, Candace Walter, and Savage-Rumbaugh will take part in the event.
Savage-Rumbaugh, who calls drawing "the bedrock of visual expression," says for an artist, it is basic vocabulary and grammar. "It is the hub from which everything else emanates."
"Drawing is common to all people and cultures. Babies make marks with mud, jelly, chocolate, or just about anything that'll leave a trace. Most of us make doodles, diagrams and maps," notes Savage-Rumbaugh, who hopes the festival will generate enthusiasm for drawing by artists of all levels.
Savage-Rumbaugh has taught at Stonehill since 1997. His courses include Three-Dimensional Design and Figure Drawing as well as workshops in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking. He is an active studio artist, exhibiting his work as well as attending Artist-in-Residence programs and lectures.
An experimental figurative painter, Walters has been at the College since 1994 and has exhibited extensively throughout New England. Kinsey joined the Visual & Performing Arts Department this past fall. An accomplished drawer and painter, his work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including a solo exhibit at Stonehill's Cushing-Martin Gallery in the fall.
To register for the event or for more information, contact Professor Savage-Rumbaugh at 508-565-1720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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