Memory is an unbeatable springboard into creativity. Our October Drink and Draw will be led by Vicky Grube, who is visiting all the way from North Carolina! Her work focuses on materials, what they can teach us, and narrative. This event presents an opportunity to connect with others and fuse recollections to create story boards and collaborative drawings with friends and strangers alike. In turn, you will create unforgettable new memories while sharing old ones. Bring your favorite drawing utensils and beverages.
Vicky Grube earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois and an MFA in theatre arts from the University of Iowa. She became the director of a Suzuki preschool arts program in Iowa City, taught art, art education and theatre design as an adjunct at the University of Iowa, Mt Mercy College and Cornell College while earning a PhD in art education from the University of Iowa. She has exhibited her paintings and sculptures in numerous locations such as University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Lloyd Shinn Gallery, Chicago Illinois, The Joslyn Art Museum, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Des Moines Art Museum, University of Iowa, Cornell College, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, East Tennessee State University among other galleries. Currently, Grube creates autobiographical graphic novels and is altering an old school bus to be sustainable and to serve as a traveling art studio for children. She is a professor of Art Education at Appalachian State University.
Drink & Draw is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to drawing practices. There are no pretensions, no prerequisites, and newcomers are always welcome. Bring a sketchbook and basic drawing materials, and invite your friends! Drink & Draw occurs the first Wednesday of every other month and features a special theme and a guest artist. Admission to Drink & Draw is a $15 suggested donation. The event is BYOB, but we do have some wine and beer available with a donation.