Display of YYC Urban Sketchers Sketches – Rosso Coffee Roasters – 8th Avenue SE

INGREDIENTS

Opportunity: Maureen B, Rosso Design & Marketing

Organizers: Jim G & Deb D & Belinda R

A plan: Jim designed formats for both walls

Hanging Method: Deb crafted a system

Place: Two big red walls at Rosso Coffee Roasters

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This project has been in the making since 2020 Feb 9, when we were presented with the opportunity to hang our sketches.  2021 Feb was to be the month.  In November 2020 Jim put out a call to have sketchers submit their sketches.  13 artists heard the call, which I find amusing as that is our average attendance to a sketching event.  Due to COVID, Rosso on 8th had been closed, but recently reopened to foot traffic.  Maureen gave Jim the word we could hang our sketches on May 5th. 

There are a total of 39 prints.

The display will be up for a month at least. If you are in the area please drop by, and look at yours and your members accomplishments.  I unabashedly say, “I am so proud to be part of such a talented and friendly group”.

I just seen this quote, “We cannot predict the value our work will provide to the world. That’s fine. It is not our job to judge our own work. It is our job to create it, to pour ourselves into it, and to master our craft as best we can.”  James Clear

Enjoy!!!

Bare walls and plans in the ready.

Plans for wall one and for wall two.

You must start with a straight line!!
The first sketch to go up!

With Jim’s layout and Deb’s masterful hanging system the prints went up lickety-split. I was in the background drinking Rosso’s coffee, making sure the sketches were straight!!! Just kidding, my official job was “stick the tack in the hanger thingy”😁

Final Display πŸ’–

MAY SKETCHULE CANCELLED

Hello Everyone.Β  Due to the new COVID restrictions I am cancelling the events in May.Β  Outside events now have a max size of 5 people.Β  If perchance the rule is changed back to 10 after the May long, I will see if we can have free access to the parking lot on May 29.

As suggested by another sketcher you are welcome to sketch the tree on your own time, but be prepared to pay for parking in the area.  If you do go and sketch, please post so we can all enjoy your interpretation of the tree.

I was originally told the tree was going to be relocated in June.  I have put out some feelers to see if this is still true as I have heard some rumors that the relocation has been postponed.  If any of you have any concrete facts, please email me .  This will help with (re)scheduling.

Notice:

Cancelled: Stampede Elm Tree Sketching Event has been rescheduled to May 9.

No sketching events are scheduled until then. We will not be participating in the virtual sketch on May 8 with Edmonton as they are participating in Jane’s Walk.

Events for Sketchers will be updated soon.

Cancelled: Sketch the Stampede Elm Tree

MAY 9 SUNDAY 11:30 – 2:00

Photo Op Time 2:15 (Rod keep reading…πŸ˜‰)

π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’•, 𝒂 π—•π—œπ—š 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒐 π‘¬π’“π’Šπ’ 𝑱 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’‘π’“π’π’—π’Šπ’…π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒔𝒐 π’˜π’† 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒕𝒐 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’‘π’‚π’“π’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒍𝒐𝒕.

Description: The Stampede Elm, also known as the Victoria Park Tree, has watched over Calgary for over a century. This iconic tree has witnessed the expansion of the Calgary Stampede grounds, and the construction of the Saddle Dome during the 1980’s. After surviving over one hundred years of development, the tree must be removed to make way for the new Event Centre. Calgary Parks has been working to find ways to preserve this historic resource, and is working with Calgary Municipal Land Corporation to assess the feasibility to move the elm to Enoch Park. Calgary Parks has also collected seedlings and seeds to grow at their nursery to plant as public trees throughout Calgary. They also worked with a lab in BC to get tissue cultures from cuttings to make clones for propagation.

The University of Calgary’s Archeology and Anthropology Department has created a 3D rendering of this impressive tree. This way, regardless of the success of all the above attempts to preserve the tree, we will have a lasting image of the Stampede Elm. You can view a video of the 3D rendering here.

Let’s sketch this iconic tree before it is moved!

I am hoping to arrange to have the parking lot open from 9am to 4pm for us. I will let you know Friday when the parking lot will be open. The official time to meet is at 11:30, and the photo op is 2:15.

I am also hoping the weather is nice enough to sit outside, so we can all get a good view of the tree. If it is super nasty out I will try to reschedule. If you just choose to sketch from your vehicle, please park far enough away to give everyone a good view. As far as I am concerned, you do not need to park between the lines 😁

Meet: Start sketching when you arrive. Plan to meet up at 2:15 to share sketches, and for a quick photo-op. If more than 10 people arrive, we will break into two groups, well distanced from each other.

If you are not comfortable meeting, then you are welcome to go during the week. Parking lot will NOT be open, you can walk into it though . Send your sketch to Belinda Ramscar by noon May 9. Email address listed on our web page, . jpg format preferred. Or post on our Facebook Page and I will grab it.

Don’t forget your masks!!! Must be worn when we can not maintain the proper social distance, especially when we are meeting at the end for the photo op.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, uncomfortable or are exhibiting any symptoms. https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Outing: I Spy My Little Eye – Community of Ramsay

Another community we could easily come back and sketch! I walked around the neighbourhood after I completed my sketch, and it is an absolute mish mash of architecture. A feast for any sketcher.

12 sketchers were out today.

And the weather🌞🌞 +20 degrees Celsius 🌞🌞 The community was busy with families and couples getting out and about, many in shorts, t shirts and sandals. 😎 A couple even walked by with a bunny. Today….well let’s not look out side. ❄⛄❄

As a heads up, sketches are finally going to be on display at Rosso’s Coffee Roasters downtown. They will be up for your viewing on May 6.

Next outing is the Stampede Elm Tree on SUNDAY, April 25. Fingers crossed we get decent weather. 🀞🀞🀞🀞

I Spy My Little Eye – Community of Ramsay

April 17 11:30 – 2:00

Description: Taking a cue from the childhood game, we’ll narrow down what to sketch in the community of Ramsay.

https://www.heritageinspiresyyc.org/…/communities-ramsay/

You have three options:
🎨I Spy My Little Eye on something red or orange, and/or
🎨I Spy My Little Eye on something round, elliptical or curved, and/or
🎨I Spy My Little Eye on something that starts with the letter K, L, M, or N.

😊Kudos to you if you can combine two or all three criteria😊

Meet: Start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier if you wish. Plan to meet up at 2:00 to share sketches, and for a quick photo-op in the Rosso Coffee Roasters parking lot at 15 – 803 24 AV SE. If more than 10 people arrive, we will break into two groups, well distanced from each other.

If you are not comfortable meeting, then you are welcome to go during the week. Send your sketch to Belinda Ramscar by noon Apr 18. Email address listed on our web page, . jpg format preferred. Or post on our Facebook Page and I will grab it.

Do not forget your mask!!! Must be worn when we can not maintain the proper social distance, especially when we are meeting at the end for the photo op.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, uncomfortable or are exhibiting any symptoms. https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Outing: Sister City Sketching Event #6- Theme Public or Pop Up Art

Thanks to everyone who sent me a photo of their sketch, whether it was from this week or from the past.

Next outing is April 17. As you have probably heard the libraries are closed again 😒 A suggestion sent to me was to keep the I Spy theme but sketch from your vehicle. More info will be posted here and on our Facebook page today.