Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SATURDAY: Sketch the Noguchi

The Noguchi Museum

Saturday - December 9, 2017

Our visit to the museum was suggested by NYC Urban Sketcher Nobuko Kobayashi.  Many thanks!

The museum was founded and designed by internationally-renowned American artist Isamu Noguchi. It features indoor-outdoor galleries and a serene outdoor sculpture garden. I love this quiet lovely museum because his modern sculptures and unique shaped gallery space.

Opened in 1985, the Museum complex was built around a 1920s industrial building, and features indoor-outdoor galleries and a serene outdoor sculpture garden, with two floors of interior exhibition space. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, the Museum is itself considered to be one of the artist’s greatest achievements. In building a museum, Noguchi was an early pioneer who led the metamorphosis of the Long Island City area into the arts district it is today.

Although the museum looks very interesting and highly sketchable you need to get directions if you intend to use public transportation.  A train and bus combination get’s you very close. Using just the train means a longish walk.  The museum’s website:  Has lots of information about how to get there:

When and WhereSaturday - December 9th at 11 AM at the Noguchi Museum located at 9-01
33rd Road, Long Island City

How:  Travel details:

Lunch: 12:30 PM - There are no lunch spots nearby.  Best bet is to bring food or purchase something on your way.  We can eat in their garden or across the street on Socrates Park.

Afternoon: 1:30 PM - Back sketching the Noguchi.

Show and Tell3:00 PM We’ll walk several blocks to The Strand, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria, (718) 440-3231, a super Barbecue spot that serves drinks and other eatable where we will share our drawings, good stories and a snack, beer or wine if you're so inclined.

-   No wet medium in this location. we can only use dry mediums.  I've had mixed results using a waterbrush in these situations.  Often the issue is not having an open water container.
-   The website said we can't use a tripod for camera, so we probably can't use easels.
-    It's not clear if they will allow us to use stools (... althought a stool takes up less space than an easel?) 

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If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome

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