Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Paralyzed Veteran Athletes

On Monday April 9th the Richmond Sketchers visited McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, Virginia and drew paralyzed veteran athletes in training for the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games.  The games will be held in Richmond June 25-30, 2012.  Our trip was covered by the Richmond Times Dispatch.  Read about us HERE.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Richmond Drag Scene

                                                  Chantennah Spaulding by Nancy Reid

Chonda Taylor by Nancy Reid

Richmond Sketcher Nancy Reid has been sketching the competitive Richmond, Virginia Drag Queen and King scene at Godfreys, a popular downtown restaurant and nightclub.

With the Homeless

Richmond Sketcher Mike Kim has been spending time embedded at Richmond, Virginia's Holy Trinity Episcopal Church soup kitchen.  He recently found out that some of the homeless will be competing this coming Summer in an international soccer competition for the homeless in New York City.

Wounded Warrior Visit

On Friday, March 30th, Richmond Sketchers joined Society of Illustrator artists Jeff Fisher, Josh Korenblat and Victor Juhasz at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  We spent several hours getting to know and sketch four wounded servicemembers.

Cody Stanton by Emily Bolin

Andrews by Emily Bolin

 Sergeant David W. Adams USMC-Injured in Baghdad in 2003 and still dealing with complications from back surgery, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries.   By Michael D. Fay

Cody Stanton, US Army MP, lost both legs to a pressure plate mine.   By Joe Olney

Monday, March 26, 2012

Richmond Sketchers Go Live

Richmond Sketchers

Welcome to Richmond Sketchers! We're a group of a dozen Virginia Commonwealth University fine art students studying and creating reportage art in Richmond, Virginia.  Over the next couple weeks we'll be posting drawings from our group's campus "sketch crawls" and sketches from our individual reportage projects.    Over the past couple weeks members of our group have done things as diverse as embedding in a homeless shelter, sketching battle-wounded and recovering service members at McGuire VA Hospital, and covering a drag king and queen competition. From the sacred to the profane, the Richmond Sketchers are taking an artistic street level look at Richmond, Virginia.  Stay tuned!