UPDATE: 2012-2013 Sketch Night has begun its third year
Continuing the program begun in October 2010, the Bell Museum will hold Sketch Night on the FIRST Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (From September 2012 until May 2013.)
Themes for this year are, in 2012—September 6: Vintage Teaching Models, Jennifer Menken; October 4: Color, with Don Colley; November 1: Dioramas with Don Luce; December 6: "It's a Small World" (Objects as seen through a microscop with Jennifer Menken. In 2013—January 3, 2013: Texture (artist TBA); February 7, 2013: Soils and the Earth, Gary Zahradhka; March 7, 2013: Seven Continents, with Liz Carlson; April 4, 2013: Armor (think shells, scales, thorns…) (artist TBA); and May 2, 2013: Animal Architecture (artist TBA).
Sketch Night provides a social evening for the visual journal artist, accomplished illustrator, or casual sketcher to get together and sketch the Museum's unusual and unique holdings. Each Sketch Night there will still be a set topic. In addition to the topic there will be an artist who specializes in that topic on hand to give an informal demonstration beginning at 7 p.m.
The demonstration will be optional. Continue sketching on your own or in groups, watch the demo, ask the scientists on hand questions—you can tailor your evening to suit your needs. Visitors may sketch any of the specimens in the Bell regardless of the evening's topic. All skill levels are welcome.
If you're a Bell member the event is free; if you aren't a member there is a $6.00 museum admission, but the event is free. (Note: the Museum raised its admission Sept. 1, 2011 to help fund salaries for student workers.)
If you have a Minneapolis library card you can ask a librarian for free passes to the Bell!