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April 5, 20126:00pm - 10:00pm

Monster Drawing Rally

A Live Drawing and Fundraising Event

Monster Drawing Rally

Event: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Artists drawing: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Work Remains on view through Saturday, April 7, 2012
(Note: The work will no longer be on view at SPACES through Sunday, April 8th.)
Admission: $5 (FREE for SPACES members and children age 17 and under)

Monster Drawing Rally is a live drawing event and fundraiser featuring over 100 artists.

Demystifying a process that usually takes place in the privacy of the studio, the Monster Drawing Rally allows spectators to observe artists in the act of creation in the public domain. In keeping with SPACES' mission to provide a public forum for artists, the Monster Drawing Rally sets the stage for extraordinary interaction.

Providing the basic necessities of the drawing practice—pencils, charcoal, pens, markers, ink, and paper—SPACES creates the context while the artists create the content of the drawings. The evening will consist of one-hour drawing shifts that each feature approximately 30 artists drawing simultaneously. As the drawings are completed, they will be hung on the walls and made available for purchase for $65 each. The Monster Drawing Rally provides a unique opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after its completion. Proceeds from the event provide direct support for SPACES' exhibitions and residency programs.

Bring the Family!

SPACES will also feature the Li'l Monster Drawing Rally: a section where children and families may sit, draw and display their work on the wall for the evening or the weekend. Children age 17 and under are admitted to the Monster Drawing Rally for FREE! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Eats

Touch Supper Club's food truck will be parked out front selling its delicious wares for the Monster Drawing Rally crowds. Come early, grab a meal, and then head in to make sure you beat out all the other buyers who want to get their hands on your favorite drawings.

Lend a Hand

Volunteer at MDR and be part of the action. Sign up here http://bit.ly/GQ9HHT.

Props

Monster Drawing Rally was conceived by Southern Exposure (SoEx) in San Francisco and has become a national model. SoEx has partnered with nonprofit arts organizations in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Richmond, Brooklyn and now Cleveland to help them establish the Monster Drawing Rally with SoEx's support. SoEx is proud to share their successful fundraising models and community-building strategies with similar artist-centered organizations.

Participating artists include: Karl Anderson, Anna Arnold, Linda Ayala, Christi Birchfield, Jerry Birchfield, Cathie Bleck, Chris Boehlefeld, Justin Brennan, William Brouillard, Jeremy Brustein, Catherine Butler, Hector Castellanos, Laurence Channing, Barbara Chira, David Cintron, Kristen Cliffel, Dan Corrigan, Dexter Davis, Debra DeGregorio, Dana Depew, Matt Dibble, P.J. Doran, Bruce Edwards, Steve Ehret, Jim Engelmann, Melissa Ferrato, Fiction League, Diane Fleisch Hughes, Benjamin Haehn, Meredith Hahn, Tim Herron, Jon Hicks, Jeanetta Ho, Todd Hoak, Kevin Hogan, Noah Morrison Hrbek, Nina Vivian Huryn, Andrea Joki, Meghana Karnik, Lori Kella, Alex Kelly, Tracy Kichinka, Kate Kisicki, George Kocar, Aaron Koehn, Bili Kribbs, Melinda Laszczynski, Qian Li, Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr., Ryan Shane Lynn, Liz Maugans, Katie Maurer, Mary Mazzer, Loren Naji, Jennifer Newyear, Dana Oldfather, Jenniffer Omaitz, Katie Parland, Melinda Placko, Barbara Polster, Angelica Pozo, Arabella Proffer, Derrick Quarles , Jayce Renner, Jos

About the Artist

Bruce Edwards

Bruce lives and works in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, where he has been since gradating from Kent State University in 1991. Bruce has shown widely in the Cleveland area, and remains a part of the arts community, serving on the board of Zygote Press, and working as the residency... Go to Artist Page

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