The Drawing Center and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center, co-present The Big Draw on Saturday, November 10 from 1pm to 4pm.
The Big Draw is an annual celebration of drawing inspired by the wildly popular United Kingdom program of the same name. Now in its seventh year in New York, The Big Draw has expanded from a one-day celebration to a series of drawing events that take place throughout the year. At the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, artist Maria Hupfield will lead participants in drawing activities that explore how sound and movement can be captured through mark, gesture, and imagery. Audiences of all ages are invited to join in a free day of drawing to express their creativity through this inventive, site-specific project. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided!
Throughout the day, Larry Yazzie and Thirza Defoe will perform a variety of traditional dances, accompanied by The Heyna Second Sons Singers, a Native American musical group led by Louis Mofsie. Both Mofsie and dancers will provide commentary and explanation of the dances and songs, as Hupfield leads the public in drawing activities. Experimenting with various drawing methods, participants will create their own works that explore sound and movement through drawing. This event will be held in the Diker Pavilion at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York at One Bowling Green.