Thursday, July 27, 2023

SUNDAY: Sketch the South Cove


NOTE:  This event is on “SUNDAY”, not our usual day.

Sunday is forecast to be the coolest day of the week, the high is supposed to go to 83 degrees. I’m looking forward to sketching at the South Cove.  It’s a first for me.  I read their description and was impressed:

South Cove is an unusual, meditative recess along the waterfront. Considered one of the country’s most significant public artworks, the work is the result of a unique collaboration between environmental artist Mary Miss, architect Stanton Eckstut and landscape architect Susan Child. 

“South Cove encompasses everything from carefully sited rocks, natural plantings, and atmospheric blue lights along the Esplanade to the water-racked pilings and the large, arching wooden jetty at the southern corner of the cove that extends into the Hudson like a pier. The jetty gently curves inward, back toward shore, as if in mediation of the city from which it springs. 


Overlooking the view is a raised metal tower recalling the prow of a boat or the crown of the Statue of Liberty visible beyond. At once dramatic and serene, South Cove is a place where land and water, nature and metropolis, past and present, gently coalesce.”

Google was less flowery:  

“ Dog-free waterfront park featuring walkways & quays with scenic harbor views & a relaxed atmosphere.”

The Helix

  • What:   Join us sketching the South Cove in Battery Park.
  • Where:   We will meet at the end of Second Place near the helix walkway.  (see map and aerial view)
  • When:  (NOTE: Not our usual day!)  Sunday, July 30, 2023.  Sketching starts at 10 AM and runs until 3 PM.  Sleeping late?  Come late, we’ll be happy to see you.  
  • Lunch:  12:00 PM.  Buy food in the neighborhood or Bringyourowni.  Meet at the Helix, and from there we’ll pick the most logical shaded place to eat together.
  • Afternoon:  1:00 PM - Back to sketching.  
  • Show and Tell:  3 PM  Location to be determined - probably our lunch spot.

  • There are plenty of benches in the park but stools are always a plus - they give you more options.
  • Prepare for sun.
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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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