301 Chicon, Unit F
Austin, Texas 78702

The Austin Figurative Gallery presents
The Dr. Sketchy Austin show
Saturday October 6th from 7-11pm
301 Chicon, Unit F, ATX 78702

This will be a show of artwork created at and from the Dr. Sketchy sessions held here in Austin, in the 'Red River Rock District' part of town, often at Beerland http://www.beerlandtexas.com/ location.

Here is the Austin website;

Link to image: http://www.schliefkevision.com/art/studio/images/070606.jpg Artist is Michael Schliefke

And this is what it says on the main site;

What is Dr Sketchy's?
"Dr. Sketchy's will cure you of every boring art class you've ever been to."
- The Sunday Age, Melbourne

Dr. Sketchy's is what happens when cabaret meets art school.
Dr. Sketchy's is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's asked a simple question. Why can't drawing naked people be sexy?
Here's our attempt at an answer.
We combed New York to find the most beautiful burlesque dancers, the most bizarre circus freaks, and the most rippling hunks of man. Then, every other Saturday, we let you draw them for three hours. Interspersed with posing are ridiculous drawing contests (best left handed drawing? Best incorporation of a woodland animal?) where you can win booze or prizes.
We hauled the lights, sent out thousands of listings, and wheatpasted posters during snowstorms. We also insisted on our models making the highest wages in the city.
Dr. Sketchy's has received scads of media attention for it's combination of burlesque and art. We've been written up in The LA Times, the Washington Post, Time Out New York, Time Out London, The Village Voice, The Sunday Age in Melbourne, NY Press, Gothamist, Fleshbot, The National Post (Canada), Nikkei Trendy (Japan) and scores of alt.weeklies. Talking heads have talked about us on NBC,BBC, WPIX, NPR and The Hi Definition Network. We were chosen as "Best Wacky Life Drawing Session" by Shecky's 2007 Best of New York.
In the meantime, artists across the world wanted in on our three hours of decadence. Starting in Norfolk, Virginia, but soon spreading from Hollywood to London to Melbourne, Dr. Sketchy's began popping up across the globe. Now we're a 40-city strong art community, with new branches starting each week.
In June 2006, we signed with Sepulculture Books to do Dr. Sketchy's Official Rainy Day Colouring Book. Written by Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt, The Colouring Book is one part official Dr. Sketchy's history and DIY compendium, one part activity book on acid. Filled with drinking games, paper dolls, dirty word finds, and almost a hundred illustrations, it's available for sale now, with its first printing selling out fast.

But we've got more tricks up our sleeve. In 2007, we brought Dr. Sketchy's to Miss Exotic World, the San Diego Comic-Con, the New York Burlesque Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Prepare yourselves for bigger events, a 2008 Dr. Sketchy's pinup calender, and even our radio-free radio show.
As Dr. Sketchy's enters it's second year, we couldn't be prouder. And we want to hear from you. Whether you're a New York Times reporter, documentary filmmaker, glittering burlesque girl, or just some scruffy art monkey off the street, drop by for your portal to babes, booze and Bristol.
Now, get drawing.
- Molly Crabapple, founder


Official Website: http://www.austinsketchy.com/

Added by David O on August 6, 2007