Monday, September 18, 2006

Society of Illustrators Events

For those of you in the New York area:

Syd Mead, production designer for such classics as Tron, Bladerunner, and Aliens, will be giving a lecture at the Society. Ballistic Publishing has a quick interview with Mead here. Of which, my favorite line is. “Honestly, I get scared shitless every time I start a new, big job.” Something for students to know: It never gets easy.

Society of Illustrators
: 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10021
Thursday, October 19th / 6:30PM / $20.00
/ For tickets call: 212.838.2560

[Drawing courtesy of Arkady Roytman.]
Every Tuesday night the Society hosts a life drawing sessions with live jazz. This is always fun and mellow night. All levels of artists are attened. These are not classes so no one is judging the work. There is also a bar, for those that want to “loosen up” their drawing...or if, like me, you don’t want to draw at all. Most weeks, the models are nude, but every now and then it’s a theme night — French Revolution costumes, lavishly tattooed people, etc.

Every third Thursday of the month they throw in another jazz-and-sketch, except this one comes with a light buffet. I’m almost always at that, since the board meetings are conveniently scheduled for the third Thursday of each month.

Every Tuesday: 6:30-9:30PM
$7.00 Students with ID. $12.00: non-drawing attendees. $15.00 all others.

Third Thursdays: 7:00-10.00PM
$10.00 Students with ID. $20.00 all others.


Unknown said...

aww, thanks for the props, Irene.

for anyone reading who is in NYC or near by, this week there's a Third Thursday session (September 21st). Thursdays are always a good time.

Josh Jasper said...

How're y'all stocked for male models? I've been meaning to get back into that.

Irene Gallo said...

You should call the Society. Lynne Foster is the woman that hires all the models, ask for her contact info.

Overvision said...

Syd Mead's art can also be seen in Los Angeles at the Crewest Gallery, 110 Winston St. ( at Main St, between 4th & 5th ). 213 627 8272.
The show also features the work of PFunk artists, George Clinton & Overton Loyd.

Irene Gallo said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll post a link on as well. That crowd would love to see it.

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