Went to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the MET yesterday. After a short 1.5 hr wait (compared to the 2.5 it was when I tried to go the first time. See all those people on the mezzanine? They’re on line.), we finally made it into the exhibition.
It was definitely worth the wait.
Vivaldi- Four Seasons (Winter)
Been Vivaldi-ing it up this past weekend. As in, on loop. The whole weekend.
This is what happens when Small Girls gets hungry AND works at another officespace.
If you were in Union Square two Sundays ago, you might have noticed a group of people congregating by Washington’s statue. If not, maybe you happened to be on the Q train, heading towards Coney Island or Sheepshead Bay, when you realized that the menagerie of young folk had sketchbooks and markers and tape and–guerilla style–turned an otherwise long and sleepy train ride into a travelling art gallery.
Welcome to the Doodle Train.
The brainchild of Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster and ubiquitous NJ/NY-based artist LNY, last week’s Doodle Train was just the third installation of an ongoing project known as Doodle Drag (I posted about its January debut here). The idea is based off Sketch Tuesdays, a San Francisco event in which selected artists meet and make sweet artwork for sale at the end of the night.
What’s better about Doodle Drag? The art is free!
The project retains a nostalgic element, recalling “the time when we were all small and drew together in one huge piece of paper,” writes LNY.
Everyone and anyone is more than welcome to join, as the Doodle Drag is an opportunity for both artists and non-artists to meet each other and have a good time.”If there are a lot of people doing it, it would be really great,” said LNY. “Maybe people will have a better time than just looking at their cellphones and not talking to anyone.”
About 17 artists made their way onto the train and quickly began putting up sketches, even getting some passengers to participate by taking some artwork home with them or borrowing paper and markers to draw as well.
Curious about the next Doodle Drag? Stay updated here. The more the merrier!
**Video coming soon.
Carimi-Are You Ready (Remix)