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2024 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Happening Now:

DRAW Activity

Street Lab weekly public pop-up 
March 1st & all Fridays, now 3-6pm

Chelsea Market (15-6 St, 9-10 Ave)

Join us for drawing every Friday! Free activity, under the stairs in the center.

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Art Exhibit

Winter Blues group art show
Reception: Sat, March 2nd 7pm

Industry City, BK

Exhibiting a figure drawing in the show, wandering with holster of markers to sketch portraits in blue.

Gallery opens at 2pm, reception at 7pm, 

$5 suggested donation, beer for sale by venue and/or nearby bar. 

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Closing Reception

Parables of the Unknown
Fri, March 1st  6pm

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

After participating in their JCON comics events and sketching the art talks, I plan to attend the closing reception for their fantasy/scifi/horror exhibit "Parables of the Unknown". Join me there for a last chance to see these amazing artists together! 

(I may sketch the room of attendees and/or artwork, as inspired.)

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Figure Drawing

Everyone Comics 
Tues, March 19th 7-9pm 
Queensboro Plaza LIC/NYC

Joining in the monthly figure drawing session at our local comic book shop, model wears fun comic-themed costumes!

$20 in advance, $25 at the door 

Casual drinks and snacks are included.

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Previously:

Upcoming:

Comic Con

JCON 2024
Sat, Feb 3rd & 17th 12-6pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

In connection with their sci-fi/fantasy/horror gallery exhibit, JCAL is hosting their first comic con! FREE admission, though I'm sure donations are appreciated. 

 

I will be selling (or trading) portraits and drawings-on-demand, especially themed for fantasy, Valentine's Day love, or both!

As usual, I will have free coloring pages and booklets available, special mini-comic zines and stickers by donation. 

Prototype of snowflake story page!

Prototype of new "noveling" zine!

Prototype of True Love x2! x4 for more!

Live-sketching the artist talks from 3-5pm!

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Live Sketching

Open Art Night
Mon, January 29th 7pm
OneCo Community Space

As usual, sketching the live performances at Open Art Night! 

Every 6 weeks, OneCo Hells Kitchen hosts a showcase of musicians, dancers, poets, etc. Sometimes my artwork is officially on display, like in this past December session, and either way I'm always drawing!

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Figure Drawing

Everyone Comics
Tues, January 16th 7-9pm
Queensboro Plaza LIC/NYC

Joining in the monthly figure drawing session at our local comic book shop, model wears fun comic-themed costumes!

$20 in advance, $25 at the door 

Casual drinks and snacks are included.

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Queens Comic Party

Sun, Jan 14th 1-7pm
CWV St Sebastians Post 870
3946 61st St, Woodside NY 11377

TODAY - my first comics event of 2024!

It's a small local affair, but they're known for doing monthly Queens-based events. Join me at Queens Comic Party to commission live drawings, enjoy coloring pages, and talk about art, writing, goals for the New Year, and whatever else.

 

The room of vendors are mostly comic book collectors and independent creatives, occasionally pop culture toys or small businesses like jewelry.

(The 7 isn't fully running this weekend, but LIRR and a bunch of buses go there, or it's less than 15min from the R at 65 St.)

If I recall correctly, you can buy delicious pizza, sodas, beers & drinks from the venue's bar (or LOTS of food nearby).

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Figure Drawing

LIC-A (Long Island City Artists)
Tuesday, January 9th 
The Factory art gallery, LIC/NYC

Figure drawing sessions are coming back to LIC-A! Made it to opening night, and looking forward to drawing with this group again, now at their new location. 

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Exhibit & Live Drawing

Sat, Dec 2nd 2pm/7-11pm +month
BrooklynONE's Tom Kaine Theatre
Industry City, Brooklyn (NYC)

Drawing table at the Holiday Art Show 

reception, doing live portraits as snowmen and reindeer, customized holiday cards and gift sketches. Probably also displaying framed art and selling decorative crafts.

 

Exhibit space opens at 2pm, special event & holiday sketches 7-11pm. 

Free admission, suggested donation $5, beers for sale, food/drink options nearby. 

Artwork on walls remains on display for the month of December. (One of mine has/will be added, a colorful rendition of "Joy!")

 

Download coloring page of wreath or with

2 per page or 4 per page

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Inking+Noveling

(Creative Challenges)
Oct/Nov 1st - Nov 30th 2023, etc.
Various locations NYC & Virtual

Taking on the annual creative challenges of ink-drawing in October and novel-writing in November, as a participant of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

This year, I plan to focus most on writing a book about the creative process and journey I have gone through, especially in tackling this project the last few years and combining it with interactive art exhibits. 

Read more about it on this page.

If you'd like to further my noveling efforts, please support

Update: Novel month complete! Reached goal for wordcount, continuing to revise. Visit me at an upcoming event/activity (like Street Lab's WRITE) to learn more about it.

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(Events 2023)

Various Places
Various Dates
Mostly LIC/NYC

Curious what came before? 

Click here to see the Events page of 2023

and I hope to soon be making a review of the year with highlights & artistic progress!

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Poetry & Sketching

Thurs, April 13th at 7pm

Open Art Night in Astoria, Queens

Plan to read poetry and sketch the event. 

(Free but may have limited seating)

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Poetry & Sketching

Thurs, April 13th at 7pm

Open Art Night in Astoria, Queens

Plan to read poetry and sketch the event. 

(Free but may have limited seating)

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Figure Drawing

LIC-A (Long Island City Artists)
Tuesdays, involvement TBD
LIC/NYC

Figure drawing sessions have come back to LIC-A! Attended the first restarted session, and looking forward to drawing with this group again (when not already at Everyone Comics or elsewhere).

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Figure Drawing

Everyone Comics
Tues, April 16th 7-9pm
Queensboro Plaza LIC/NYC

Joining in the monthly figure drawing session at our local comic book shop, model wears fun comic-themed costumes!

$20 in advance, $25 at the door 

Casual drinks and snacks are included.

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Comics Events

Sun, March 10th 1-7pm
CWV St Sebastians Post 870

3946 61st St, Woodside NY 11377

(involvement to be confirmed)

Setting up an art table for live drawings of characters and personal commissions with Queens Comic Party. Come say hi, bring friends, buy comics or toys & original art from a variety of local vendors!

See their Instagram for upcoming shows.

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NaNoWriMo "Write-In"

Writing/Art/Comics Meetups
Date TBD
Locations TBD (LIC, NYC)

Related to National Novel Writing Month, plan to host a casual writing session with comics-themed prompts, and adapt our novel ideas into illustrations & comics.

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(TBD 2024)

More events to come!
Various places, mostly in LIC/NYC
(stay tuned/collaborate/support)

Look forward to upcoming and ongoing events to finish off the year!

 

Make even more possible by

> supporting my creative work <

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