Recap Of The Day (photos by, Keturah Davis):
It was a fantastic day that generated energy, enthusiasm, and camaraderie. Over 40 artists came out
to capture the Gowanus Landscape on September 27. Local artists joined artists from Manhattan, Queens, New Jersey, Westchester, and Connecticut. Several art collectives were represented including NYC Urban Sketchers, the Gowanus Swim Society, and Oil Painters of America. The herd of sketchers attracted the attention of the community fostering a dialogue about the canal, the Conservancy, and its mission.
Over 100 impressions were created over the 7 hour period. The artists sketched from the vantage point of the Salt Lot, the Whole Food’s promenade, the 2nd street boat dock, and the Carroll street bridge. Some set up easels to oil paint while others sat with sketchbooks using pencil, ink, water color, pastel, iPad, and camera. Many of these sketches will be included in a slideshow at the GCC Annual Members’ Meeting on November 18th and a small selection will be up for auction at the GCC’s Annual Fundraiser: Anti-Freeze on January 24th.
Plein Air On The Canal 2014
Gowanus Canal, 2014, by, Jessica Dalrymple
Photo by, Jessica Dalrymple. Paint and/or sketch the industrial landscape and more
In partnership with the The Gowanus Canal Conservency, Oil Painters of America, NYC Urban Sketchers & Gowanus Swim Society grab your pencil & pad or paint & palette to capture the awesome views along the canal. This is a great opportunity to pause, observe, and create an impression of this evolving urban landscape. To RSVP or for more info firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up!
Enjoy a BBQ provided by Whole Foods
This is a FREE event! Come out to sketch, have fun, meet artists, interact with the community, and learn about the Gowanus Canal Conservancy & the canal itself!