The creative process, whatever art or hobby it may be applied to—a painting, song, novel or toothpick model—is as varied as the artists who practice it. It is also often a private, almost intimate process. Opportunities to witness and gain insight into an artist’s method, therefore, are golden for the aspiring artist, interesting for the uncreative, and in the case of Art Throw Down!, at Townsend Atelier, amusing for everyone.
On Jan. 17 from 6 – 9 p.m., Townsend Atelier will again open their doors to the public for a “throw down” between visiting artist Lisa Gloria and local artist Cindy Procious, Both will create a painting from conception to completion for a live audience, which is welcome to question, comment, or holler (according to the studio) at any time.
At the end of the evening—one full of laughs and likely surprises—the paintings will be auctioned off, allowing those particularly inspired by the demonstration the opportunity to own one of the original artworks.
$15. Townsend Atelier, 201 W. Main Street, Ste. 107. (423) 266-2712, townsendatelier.com
— D. L.