The Dallas Public Arts Project presents their first public art program, Get Your Toes Wet. The live ‘round-robin’ figure drawing spectacle will be held Thurday, SEPTEMEBR 30th at 6:30 PM in downtown Dallas at ThirdSpace, 1608-C Main Street. A silent auction of the final pieces will be held at 8 PM.
Get Your Toes Wet, titled for its reference to the non-profit’s inaugural endeavor will feature five emerging artists in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area: Suzie Brown, Bernie Diaz, David Connolly, Patrick Schneider, and Ryder Richards, as they give viewers a peek at an interactive and live figure drawing session. Inspired by the Exquisite Corpse practice and Surrealist movements, the event will allow the spectators to witness artists as they demonstrate their raw talent in an improvisatory drawing format, adding to each sketch in whatever fashion they see fit.
Participating artist Ryder Richards remarks, “It’s sort of like musical chairs, but each artwork takes on an aspect of each individual artist, forming a strange conglomeration/hybrid thingy that oughta’ be a real hoot.”