Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Saturday - Yes! - Sketching the West Village

For November 29, 2014

Morning- The Last Gaslight of NYC:  In it's day, thousands of gaslight lamps used to light up the streets of New York.  The last one can be found at the end of a little cul-de-sac in Greenwich village. This 19th century landmark block was built around 1850,  … once famous for housing writers like Theodore Dreiser and E. E. Cummings. Now a designated landmark, the cul-de-sac remains almost completely unchanged.

Patchin Place is a gated cul-de-sac located off of 10th Street between Greenwich Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) in the Greenwich Village

Afternoon - The Jefferson Market Branch, New York Public Library, once known as the Jefferson Market Courthouse, is located at 425 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), on the southwest corner of West 10th Street, in Greenwich Village.

1935 Photo shows 6th Ave IRT El
The AIA Guide to New York City calls the building "A mock Neuschwansteinian assemblage ... of leaded glass, steeply sloping roofs, gables, pinnacles, Venetian Gothic embellishments, and an intricate tower and clock; one of the City's most remarkable buildings."  In other words a cool subject for Urban Sketching.


When:   We meet at 11 AM.  Running Late?  Come anyway  You'll find us.

Where:   At the entrance to Patchen Place. 10th Street between Greenwich Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas

Lunch:  We'll warm up and get a bite to eat at 12:30 at The Original Sandwich Shoppe of New York, 58 Greenwich Ave.  

Afternoon:  At 1:45 - Off to Sketch the Jefferson Market - 425 Ave of the Americas.  Each sketcher will choose their own best view.

Show and Tell:  At 3:30 we'll head over to the The 55 Bar, located at  55 Christopher St, for talk drinks and a chance to share the day's drawings.  The 55 is also a noted Jazz and Blues Bar.  The first set starts at 6 PM on Saturday talk.  We can discuss staying to sketch.

Can't find us?  
Call Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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