In·ter·punct shares book reviews, art news, lit theory and daily musings from the intimate lives of writers. It seeks to highlight, in an edgy and sprightly fashion, the poetic moments that punctuate our lives.
Dana’s Roots in Buffalo
Dana started to participate in an organization, Painting for Preservation, founded in 2011 by Sara M. Zak. Urban Sketchers is similar to Painting for Preservation in that artists of all levels and diversity can come together to draw on site.
On September 5, 2015, WNYBAC presented an exhibition by Dana Saylor, Confluence: Collision of Form. To compliment the exhibit, Dana hosted two Plein Air Drawing Workshops in downtown Buffalo in October 2015. In 2016, coloring books of two local neighborhoods: Allentown and East Aurora became available. View her work on her Etsy shop, Confluence Creative.
I Went to the Sketch Meets
On May 30, I came out to the Naval Park to join Dana for the first Sketchers Meet to get a sneak peek at her drawing. I could not make it to the next one, June 4 at the Central Terminal, but I came out to the Lafayette Square to see her work again. They were sketchers sitting all around the Soldiers & Sailors Monument. I did not plan to sketch, but I viewed an interesting scene taking place in front of the central library and started a quick sketch of the situation.At the last sketch meet at Wilkeson Point about 12 artists showed up. The artists decided the place to sit and view and sketch. I asked some of the artists about their work today and the group.
“First time. Nice. Outdoors,” shared Billy; penciled lyrics from a song.
“Experiment, anything in mind. Not know what I’m gonna do. Love something about the breakwater,” chortled Roger; charcoal grease pencil.
“Following International Sketchers for months. Exciting we have a Buffalo one. It’s nice to be with artists: interactions, support,” Linda said; pen, ink and water color.
After being nosy, I sketched a bit and started to write a poem.
For Updates on sketch meets: facebook.com/urbansketchersbuffalo/
In·ter·punct shares interviews, expositions, poems and daily musings from the intimate lives of writers. Like the interpunct, which is a middot used to separate syllables, this blog seeks to highlight, in an edgy and sprightly fashion, the poetic moments that punctuate our lives.