Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SUNDAY: Sketch Behind the Lions

*** NEW ***   
We're starting at 1:00 PM - not 10 as originally posted.

We're meeting on Sunday this week.  (The day before I'll be supporting my wife and daughter  marching in NYC, ... if the predicted snow storm cooperates.)

The main branch of the NY Public Library is one of my favorite buildings.  It's a visual treat both inside and outside and is filled with the Beaux-Arts details that are so much fun to sketch.

Some Library facts for you.
-   It was officially opened in 1911
-   Up to that time it was the largest marble structure in the United States
-   The main reading room was contemporaneously the largest of its kind in the world (You can't quite see the curvature of the earth but there are lots of perspective challenges to work out.)

You can't quite see the curvature of the earth


WHEN: This SUNDAY, January 19, 2020 starting at 10:00 AM.  We're starting at 1:00 PM - not 10 as originally posted.

WHERE:  NYC Public Library - The Main Branch, 5th Avenue and 42st.  Meet in the area by the stairs on the right as you enter.

By Subway
The B, D, F, M, to Bryant Park/42nd St Station.
or the 7 to 5th Avenue

LUNCH:  12:00  Noon - Meet by the stairs.  We will be leaving the building.  Bring your own food or purchase from local vendors or stores.

AFTERNOON:  1:15 PM - Back to sketching at the library.

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM. Meet by the stairs in the main lobby.  We'll be walking to Reichenbach Hall,  5 W 37th St (phone (212) 302-7744) for some beer, wine or other refreshments or food.  Show and Tell is the social part of the day where we share our day's drawings and tell cool art stories.  We might even talk about art supplies

-  Bring a stool if you have one.  It increases your options and run the past the library doesn't mind.

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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