Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


A Mid Summer Night's Draw: Drawing Rally & Silent Auction

drawing by Caitlin Cass
36 artists drawing live in two 45 minute sessions

Your chance to Watch, Bid, & Buy!
Opening Bids begin at $39.

Cash bar
Admission $5
Music from ABCDJ

Vinny AlejandroJulia BottomsKristin Brandt Joel BrendenKyle ButlerCaitlin CassEmily ChurcoSylvia Fahey-KleindinstBob FlemingFotini GalanesBobby GriffithsRich GouinlockAlexandra GrisantiChad GrohmanMickey HarmonBarbara HartAshley JohnsonTerri Katz KasimovDot KellerEli KelleyPat KewleyIris KirkwoodGreg KuppingerMark LavatelliSarah LiddellMichael MararianMJ MyersAlicia PaolucciJennifer RyanChuck Tingley John Van HoutenEdreys WajedMike WestMuhammed Zaman

For the 14th time since February 2012, Hallwalls presents its twice-yearly drawing rally event, mid-summer edition. Invited artists will draw live in two 45 minute rounds, with silent auction of all drawings following each round. With opening bids set at an affordable $39, guests should not expect that all works will be bid too high to win a piece. While a Bill Maggio drawing set a drawing rally record in February 2018 by going for $750, works are won at all levels—from $39 to $50 to $150 and many points in between. It is the IDEAL situation for a budding collector or drawing enthusiast.

As of this rally, one two artists have participated in each one—Fotini Galanes and Alicia Paolucci—though there are many returning champs who have dotted the rally landscape—Kyle Butler, Emily Churco, Mickey Harmon, Pat "King" Kewley, Joel Brenden, Mark Lavatelli, among others. At the same time, nearly one third of participating artists this round are brand new to the drawing rally fold.

It remains, for some, their favorite Buffalo art event—come check it out and see why.

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Jan. 10, 2020
through Feb. 28, 2020

Sarah Sutton
Knots and Pulses

This exhibition by Ithaca-area artist Sarah Sutton will feature a series of monochromatic oil paintings that combine representational imagery with distortions and abstractions that create scenarios in flux. They are essentially landscape paintings, but Sutton's treatment of the landscape toys with its sense of space and the notion of the built vs. the natural environment.

Katie Bell
Abstract Cabinet

Katie Bell’s exhibition is a site-specific installation conceived of as a one-act drama starring anonymous artifacts. Functioning like a theatrical set, the gallery holds static characters that reference the interior architecture of corporate and commercial spaces. Sculptural objects are often fractured or untethered to a contextual structure. Functioning as a whole, the individual artefacts are a nod to players on a stage, held captive in space and time.