A year ago on Streets.mn, I wrote about the Urban Sketchers movement which seeks to celebrate the cities we live in “one sketch at a time.” One very active, local group of sketchers, the Facebook-based MetroSketchers is having an exhibit of their sketches titled “MetroSketchers Four Years and Counting” at the The Black Dog Cafe & Wine Bar in Lowertown, Saint Paul this month.
Lowertown artists Liz Carlson and Tim Jennen (above) are the folks who organize the monthly MetroSketchers “sketch-outs”. MetroSketchers has grown over four years to 450 members (including Roberta Avidor and myself).
The MetroSketchers have sketched many Twin Cities locations:
– American Swedish Institute
– Bell Museum of Natural History
– Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
– Firefighters Hall and Museum
– George Latimer Central Library
– Goldstein Museum of Design
– Hennepin History Museum
– House of Balls
– Lakewood Cemetery
– Lowertown Artist District
– Lowertown Lofts Artist Co-operative
– Mall of America
– Mill City Museum
– Midtown Global Market
– Minnehaha Falls
– Minnesota History Center
– Minnesota Museum of American Art
– Minnesota Native Plants: Private Residence
– Minnesota River Valley Wildlife Refuge
– Minnesota State Fair
– Mounds Park
– Saint Paul Union Depot
– Science Museum of Minnesota
– The High Bridge and Cherokee Park
– The Lake Street Bridge
– The Stone Arch Bridge
– Urban Chickens: Private Residence
– Walker Art Center Open Field
If you plan to go, the exhibit, MetroSketchers: Four Years and Counting will be up February 1-28, 2015. The artist reception is this Friday, February 6, 2015. More info on this event at the Black Dog Cafe’s website.
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