the monster drawing rally is an awesome community event / fundraiser, it's been adopted around the country. one part performance, ± 20 artists working in hour-long shifts (4-5 shifts); one part sweat-shop, and all work made is sold for a fixed price ($60), and there is an admission fee - two parts fundraiser. I am always thrilled when I get invited by 1708 gallery in Richmond to participate. it brings a lot of folks out, families wander back and forth, it's engaging. it brings the process of art alive and makes a little money for the gallery - win, win, win.
it is a unique way to think about art making, for one hour in front of a flock of flâneurs. so, i always plan ahead and come prepared to create some series, quick notes or nods to something. it pushes me creatively. below are examples of some of those hour long skits.