You remember when I said I was going to update my blog at least once a week? No. Well, maybe once a month would have been a better goal. Still, neither one of those happened. I will try to do better.
Last night I attended the preview of the Paper & The Big Draw exhibits at the Mobile Museum of Art. I had received notice of the event via the museum’s email newsletter. Every Thursday, the museum has free admission. They host special events in the evening in a feature called Museum Nights. Of course, I was excited to see this exhibit because I really liked the drawing featured in the preview image. There is some very stunning work in this show. My favorite piece was this massive illustration of a tiger drawn by Paper Frank.
After the show, I was looking through Mobile Museum of Art’s Instagram, and Paper Frank was featured. I discovered, that he’s a tattoo artist at City of Ink in Atlanta. Melvin Todd, a former schoolmate of mine (we attended middle school at the same time—he was in 6th grade when I was in 8th, and he was talented even then), also works at City of Ink. So, it would have been cool if I had realized this beforehand and stayed around to possibly chat with Paper Frank.
Attendees were invited to draw right on the museum wall. I could not pass up that opportunity. I was photographed and interview by a news crew. I don’t know if that part will be broadcast in the final cut of the segment, but it was cool all the same. I created a rather nice drawing.
[As I was creating this entry, my mom called me to tell me that she did, in fact, see me on the news this morning. Thankfully, it was just the segment of me drawing, not talking. :)]
Check out the video below.