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To fund the art program in his school, Tom Ruiz,  an energetic young principal organized a fund raiser and called it “Art from the Heart.”   It was held in the school gym, involved raffle prizes and, of course, a famous caricaturist.  It would be an exaggeration to say that half the town showed up, but the place was buzzing.  A fun crowd, very personable people and very interested in my technique.  I learned that Crown Point has a population of about 20,000 and six florist shops; I learned this from a couple of florists who sat for me.(He with the flower in his straw hat.)  Somehow, that ratio speaks favorably about a town.  Thank you, Tom!

This was a fabulous event.  Notice the hilarity when they first see the drawing.  Seeing these reactions is very important to me, keeps me inspired.

Notice also, that color makes the drawing funnier.  My color technique is as fast as the black/white technique of other artists.  Working in b/w you have to put more lines down to make the drawing readable, but with a dash of color you can say it all and heighten the humor, to boot.  The bright color of eyes and hair, for example, or red-red hair and freckles.  Not to mention that famous red dress! To study my color technique more closely, click on the drawing for an enlargement.

That’s just a few from that fabulous fundraiser at St. Mary’s, a Catholic School in Crown Point.  Crown Point, Indiana, is where the good parties are!  Who Knew!?

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If the bar-mitzvah boy is an enthusiastic photographer and accomplished caricaturist, then holding the celebration at the Art Center of Highland Park certainly is the right thing to do.  The party was held in the galleries themselves, with art work all around us.  The most elegant and cultivated setting you can imagine!  For me, an absolute pleasure. ( I have had some of my paintings shown in these galleries. In addition to working as a caricaturist I’m also an abstract painter and teacher;  see http://artamaze.wordpress.com)  The slide show featured some of Jacob’s work.  I found his caricatures most interesting and quite advanced, even sophisticated.  Congratulations, Jacob!  Thank  you, Nancy.

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The lobby at the Evanston YMCA is not some stainless steel walk-through.  It’s more a feast for the eye, with wood paneling and carvings and—for this occasion—festive lights.  For Arts Week we do need to get festive, people.  I have a certain bias here, granted, but participating in art is essential to human happiness.  There, I said it.

It was late afternoon on Friday.  Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, and whole families crossed the mosaic floor to get to their work-out stations.  The pool at the Y is well attended, so that, not surprisingly, on the way out, there was a lot of wet hair.  No matter, I can fluff that up.  I drew twenty-one kids and four adults in two hours.  We sat in carved chairs with brocade-ish upholstery and chatted while I drew. Everyone was in good spirits.  The proximity of art will do that for you.  Also, haha, vigorous exercise.  Now, three days later, I enjoy recalling the names with their musical vowels and romantic historical references:  Eloise, Lucinda, Annabel, Sylvi, Emelina, Matias, Vanessa, Florencia, Holden, et. al.  All in all, a good work-out in the name of art.  Thank you, Shun.

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