SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY - OPEN HOUSE:
NOTE: This event happens this coming Monday,
Monday, September 24, Minerva's 80th birthday
FREE all-day-long OPEN HOUSE at the studio
293 Broome Street, 9am to 9pm
HOUSE is FREE, but DONATIONS are always welcome.
Coffee time: 9:00 am
Coffee and croissants served
Drawing from 9:30 am to noon
PORTRAIT SLAM, We will all pose
portrait for each other
in three 40-minute sets in order to draw each other.
We will put the drawings up on the front wall
(where the current 4th of July show now hangs) for everyone
During the three sets of 40-minutes, everyone
will pose one set and
will draw two sets.
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
salads, cheese, Armenian grape leaves, etc,
bring food to share if you wish
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DRAPERY a la Nicolaides, taught by Chuck and Kate
from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
wine, water, soda served
and Gospel concert with LD Frazier
6:00 pm Leticia and Esteban
dance, Nilaya performs, Elizabeth Hellman
reads a poem
6:30, or a little later, L.D.Frazier
sings Gospel accompanied by
Andrew Hall on bass
wine, water, soda and refreshments served
Another Birthday Cake at
The event will be LIVE-screened on Instagram all day long for
who cannot join us.
http://instagram.com/minervasdrawingstudioSPRING STUDIO a/k/a
Minerva's Drawing Studio
293 Broome St.
New York, NY 10002
Minerva Durham, Director
- My 80th Birthday Coming-Up ON September 24th
- 4th of July Drawings,
- Gallery Hours: 4 to 6pm Mon through Fri.
- CONCERT link, Kuan poses, links
As my 80th Birthday approaches,
I have a great deal of good will, but
the studio’s cash flow is dangerously
low, so please come to draw and buy class cards, encourage your
friends to do the same, or make a contribution to:
in advance of the annual autumn fundraising drive that
makes up the yearly $40K deficit. (SEE below.)
Or, donate $50 in person and receive one of
the charcoal and pastel drawings I’ve done on newsprint
during my anatomical teaching sessions. Take it right off the
wall. I’ve got lots of fine ones.
NEW GALLERY HOURS:
Spring Studio, a/k/a Minerva's Drawing Studio,
293 Broome Street, will be open to well-wishers and gallery
goers weekdays between the afternoon and evening drawing sessions,
from 4 to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.
VIEW DRAWINGS by 26 ARTISTS on the
During the new gallery hours you can see some of the drawings
done on the 4th of July. They are hung on the north front wall
of the studio. The twenty-six artists represented are :
Austin Alexis / Lucy Biard / Ben
Davis / Diego Bricero / Brucius / Charles H. Connelly / Minerva
Durham / Sienna Hier / Charles Heywood Johnson / Kungee Kim
/ Kathi Kirkpatrick / John Koerner / Marc LaMantia / Ro Lohin
/ Kevin Marc / David Misialowski / Claude Martinot / Esther
Mizrahi / Hussein Omar / Eleni Papageorge / Doug Rokaw / Ricardo
Sisco / Paula Speer / Beverly Tall / Ricardo Woo / Susan
Andrew Bolotowsky, flute,
Henry Oelkers, drum, and
Mary Hurlbut, soprano,
... on the 4th of July leading artists in chanting "The
Earth Is Our Mother" arranged by Judith Sainte-Croix.
Susan Yung has posted a vfdeo of the Annual 4th of July Concert
held in the Broome Street corridor of Sara Delano Roosevelt
The ANNUAL FUNDraising drive this year begins soon
As noted above, I am launching the annual fundraising drive
soon. I will announce dates for Sunday evening
soirees at the strudio , admission by $20
donation. Please get in touch with me if you would like
to perform or read during one of the soirees.
As noted above, I am hanging drawings on newsprint that I have
drawn during my teaching classes and they will be available
for a donation of $50, to be taken right off the wall.
I am always looking to sell my vintage paintings, especially
the one I did in 1987 looking out of the window of the third
floor studio I had in 225 Lafayette at the time.
VIEW Kuan on You Tube:
2012, Fred Hatt videotaped Kuan dancing She Can Be Anything
View Kuan's most recent dance:
Kimchikim drew Kuan