Whenever Urban Sketchers (USk Chicago) look for a warm, friendly place to huddle during the cold winter months, we look for each other. USk Chicago members braved the cold and came together at The Den Theater in Wicker Park. Thanks to Joel Berman for making this connection for us. With so many productions in the works or currently showing, there were lots of areas where sketchers could lose themselves. The sketchbooks below demonstrate that there were no shortage of sketching subject matter.
If getting together and sketching with a group of like-minded artists is your idea of how to survive a cold winter season (or anytime of the year), check out our Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UrbanSketchersChicago/
There are some people missing from the group photo, but it was hard to find everyone in the dark nooks and crannies of this amazing space. Photo credits ©2016 Jim Christensen (Muriel's husband) — with Alex Zonis, Peggy Condon, Muriel Ann, Jodie McGovern, Jane Ostergaard, Mary Harney, Joel Berman, Susan Rooney, Wes Douglas, Mark Jones, Don Yang, William E Fagan, Paul Ingold, Fred Polito, Junad Rizki, Sandra Beaty, Lisa Ridolfi, Ben Collins-Sussman, Captain Joel Siegel, Paul Minnihan and plenty of others who were tucked in and around the nooks & crannies of this creative space.