The Figure Revealed: Artist & Muse
January 26-February 5, 2018
This show is intentionally set up to represent a studio setting. It features a collection of art, started in Sedona Art Center’s Monday life drawing sessions over the past four years, by 16 regularly attending artists. The show highlights a vast array of styles, expressions, imaginative responses, and interpretations of the human form, which have been created by artists with various backgrounds and skill levels.
In addition to the informal display of art, there will be opportunities for the public to experience drawing the figure and to watch demonstrations. Featured during the opening reception, from 5pm to 8pm on Friday, January 26, there will be live contact improvisational dance inspired poses that the public is invited to sketch during a “draw-a-thon.” Attendees will be provided with paper and pencils or they may bring their own drawing supplies. Performance artist/model Pash Galbavy and guest model Mark Stevens will offer 5 minute, “quick gesture” poses, that will be based on their work together as performance artists and contact improvisational dancers. Attendees are welcome to draw or to watch. February 2, during the First Friday closing reception from 5pm-8pm, some of the artists, including Jim Joseph-Menzel, Charles DeLay, Patty Miller, and Greg Evans, will offer live drawing demonstrations based on the contact dance poses. At both events, there will be a “drawing” for a voucher for free admittance to a Monday life drawing group. Free food and wine will also be served.
Mondays, January 29 and February 5, from 10am-1pm, participants are invited to experience a version of Sedona Arts Center’s formal Monday life drawing group session. Parental discretion is advised at these two events where the model will pose semi-nude starting with short, 30 second to 5-minute poses, and continuing with 20 minute poses for the duration. Guests are requested to bring their own supplies including paper and drawing tools. Easels are provided. Cost is $15. All skill levels are welcome.
The Figure Revealed Events Schedule:
• Exhibition: Daily, Friday January 26 - Monday, February 5, 10am-5pm,
• Opening Reception Draw-a-thon & Performance Art: Friday, January 26, 5-8pm
• Monday Life Drawing Group: Monday, January 29, 10am-1pm
• 1st Friday Closing Reception Demonstrations & Performance Art: Friday, Feb 2, 5-8pm