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Launch Party and Book Signing at the Art Students League


Launch party and book signing at the Art Students League of New York, Harriman Gallery, 5:00-7:00 p.m., on Friday January 31, 2014,
215 West 57th St, New York.

Featured speakers: Dr. Katherine Manthorne and James L. McElhinney.

Mapping & Mobility: The Sketchbook Art of James Lancel McElhinney, Volume 1.
Essay by Dr. Katherine E. Manthorne. New Arts Publishing.

Gesture/Mapping/Writing With James McElhinney And Emma Shapiro

gesture_mapping_aIn this drawing event, participants respond to observation via movement, working from a live model—performance and graphic artist Emma Shapiro. Exploring visual experience through gesture puts the act of drawing in dialogue with poses generated by the model. A series of exercises on regular white copy paper leads the participants to a fresh understanding of drawing as a path from vision to knowledge. The class culminates with a giant floor drawing in which “everyone is on the same page.”

  • Date:  November 19, 2013
  • Time:  7:00 pm to 10:00 p.m.
  • Location:  The Art Students League, 2nd floor, 215 West 57th Street, New York