Memphis Urban Sketchers is excited to announce our first exhibit! ANF Architects is hosting an exhibit of sketches by nearly 20 of our regular participants. In addition to sketches from all over Memphis, Collierville, and a few from around the world, entire sketchbooks will be featured at the opening reception.
Participants include Martha Kelly, whose urban sketching has been featured in a Memphis calendar and Memphis Magazine's City Guide, local painting legend Peter Bowman, and local illustrator Derrick Dent, in addition to artists, architects, art teachers, designers and dabblers.
Memphis Urban Sketchers meets the first Saturday of every month to sketch and visit, and have been since September of 2010. We are affiliated with Urban Sketchers (USk), an international group who share the interest of drawing on location and telling the story of their surroundings. All skill levels are welcome, and participants are free to attend at their convenience.
Memphis Urban Sketchers follows the USk Manifesto:
1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. 2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. 3. Our drawings are a record of time and place. 4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness. 5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. 6. We support each other and draw together. 7. We share our drawings online (and off). 8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
Please join us at the opening reception as we show Memphis, one drawing at a time.
Memphis Urban Sketchers Exhibit
January 10-31, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, January 11, 2013, 5:30 to 7:30 PM