Sketchy News

It’s been way, way too long since we did any catching up on what the Lubbock Sketch Club is up to, so let’s take just a moment to review some of their upcoming events.

First up is this Friday’s “First Friday Art Trail.” Artists from the Sketch Club will be holding a “Freedom of Expression” Art Show from 6-9 p.m. at the Stray Dog Gallery, at 1917 Buddy Holly Avenue. It’s a great place to get acquainted with some of the artistic talent hiding out here in the Hub City.

The Sketch Club’s figure drawing group will be starting up again and meeting from 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, at the Lubbock Garden and Arts Center, at 4215 University. The cost is seven bucks per artist, and the session will consist of everything from short warm-up poses, five-minute poses, and longer poses. They’ll be running this weekly, some weeks with clothed and costumed models, sometimes with, ahem, not-clothed models. OH TEH SCANDALZ! E-mail Robert Garza for more info on the figure drawing group. (What do ya bet that Rob Liefeld never took a figure drawing class in his life? He sure don’t know what the human body looks like…)

And of course, Sketch Nights happen every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at Freebird’s at 4930 S. Loop 289. Basically, a bunch of folks show up at the restaurant, draw ’til they’re exhausted, recharge by snarfing burritos and cokes, and then draw ’til they’re exhausted again. Bring some sketchbooks, pencils, and some scratch so you can get some nosh, if you want it.

And Sketch Club head honcho Will Terrell plans on making a trip to Abilene in late January to sign some comics, with plans on getting in touch with the Abilene Sketch Club. I suspect that first, they’ll fight each other, then realize that they’re on the same side, then they’ll team up and fight Dr. Doom. Oh, those predictable crossovers…

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  1. Will Terrell Said,

    January 2, 2009 @ 1:24 am

    Ha! I guess it is like a cross-over/team-up of sorts. A couple of folks from Abilene saw the Texas Country Reporter episode about our Sketch Club last year and called me up to ask about starting their own. Now, almost a year later they’re going strong. I can’t wait to check out all they got going on.

  2. Scott Slemmons Said,

    January 2, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    Ya think there are some sketch clubs in Amarillo, Wichita Falls, El Paso, and Midland/Odessa, too? Maybe there’s a West Texas Sketch Network in the offing… 🙂