Thursday, March 26, 2015

SATURDAY - Double Header

New York City has such rich choices for Urban Sketchers.

Sketch the Ukrainian Museum
The finest collection Ukrainian Art outside of Kiev.  

The Ukrainian Museum is the largest museum in the U.S. committed to acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting articles of artistic or historic significance to the rich cultural heritage of Ukrainians. At its founding in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, the Museum was hailed as one of the finest achievements of the Ukrainian American community.

- The folk art collection, with more than 8,000 objects, is one of the most important collections outside of Ukraine.
  - The fine arts collection consists of some 2,000 paintings, drawings, graphic works, and sculptures

ALSO:  Of interest but independent of our sketching: 

Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs 
– Spring is here and so are the Easter holidays, which together will offer welcome relief from the harsh winter of 2015. It's the season for making pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs), and for reviving the ancient Ukrainian Easter traditions signifying the renewal of life. 

For one day only (March 28) visitors of all ages will have an opportunity to watch artists proficient in this art form in action as they create beautiful pysanky. In addition to the demonstrations, the award-winning short film Pysanka by Slavko Nowytski will be shown continuously from 1-5 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required for the Pysanky Workshop .  Call 212-228-0110 to book a seat.


Dr. Sketchy's Vanitas:

Latin for "vanity." In art, vanitas paintings are meant to be symbolic of the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death. In reality, they celebrate as much as condemn vanity, providing a moral justification for many paintings of luxurious objects and macabre curiosities.  Click for their website

When:  Part 1:  The Ukrainian Museum opens at 11:30

Where:  222 East Sixth Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

How:  Subway options:
  • #6 (Lexington Ave. line) to Astor Place (8th St./4th Ave.)
  • N,R to 8th St./Broadway
  • F to 2nd Ave./Houston S
How Much:
Admission to galleries:
  • $8.00 adults
  • $6.00 seniors
  • $6.00 students (with valid ID)
  • Children under 12 – free
Lunch:  This is a late lunch be prepared:  We leave at 1:45.  Destination - Bareburger - 85 2nd Ave between E.5 and E. 6th Sts, Vegan Burgers and Salads available.  Considered one of the Best Burger Joints in New York!  Done and out by 3:00

When:  Part 2: Dr. Sketchy starts filling up at 3:30. The best seats go quickly.Session runs from 4-7 pm. 

Where: The Botanic Lab, 86 Orchard Street. (lower level)

How:  by Bus M15 - 2nd Ave. (southbound)  to Allen St/Delancey St
or Walk  an 18 minute walk, slightly less than .9 miles.

How Much:   $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and  a 2 drink minimum.  
(This is a new policy, it sounds fine to me - it's a three hour session, ... but be aware!)

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

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

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