Friday, Apr 26, 2019 5:00p -
Simmons University Trustman Art Gallery
300 The Fenway, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Art, Music, University
Simmons University’s Trustman Art Gallery will host Brian Butler and the band Boston Cream for a live-drawing workshop on Friday, April 26, from 5-7 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own sketchbook!
Simmons University presents Show Drawn, an exhibition that celebrates a decade of live concert drawing with over 200 prints of Brian Butler’s unique and masterful drawings.
Brian Butler is a traveling artist best known for his mural work, Show Drawn illustrated event recaps, and diverse branding projects. He is a regular figure on the American festival circuit, drawing SXSW, Bonnaroo, Riot Fest, III Points, Pickathon and more. Before finding his place in music, he was a renowned miniature golf player, and amateur cryptozoologist. His obsessive interest in kitschy roadside culture led him across Massachusetts on an 87-stop tour of every miniature golf course in the state. His passion for the bizarre has also fueled a worldwide campaign advocating the existence of the half human, half ice cream hybrid, the Ice Cream Person.
Show Drawn began in 2008 at a Gwar concert when Brian identified concert drawing as the perfect pairing of two passions, music and drawing. Since then, his sketchbook has escorted him to well over 2,000 shows, performances, political rallies, events, marches, wrestling matches, festivals, conventions and more. While drawing conditions are ever-changing, two rules remain consistent: 1. The drawing begins upon arrival at the show, and 2. The drawing is complete by the end.
Show Drawn will be on view from April 22 – May 31 in the Trustman Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway in Boston. Join us in the Gallery for an opening reception on Thursday, April 25, from 5 – 7pm.
Trustman Gallery hours are 10 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The gallery is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at 617-521-2268, find us on Facebook or visit the Trustman Art Gallery website at www.simmons.edu/trustman