LOCAL DRAWING GROUP BRINGS OUT ARRG’S ECLECTICISM
by the Grand Poobah
Put down those cold PBR tallboys, people. Today we’re gonna bring a little “culture” to the ARRG Newscenter.
Your derby-lovin’ yapper occasionally peruses the Internet to see what others write regarding their experiences with Arch Rival Roller Girls’ action.
This week, I figured I should not tell you what others are saying about ARRG…but rather what others are drawing.
If you were in attendance at the 2010 ARRG Championships a few months back, you might have seen in the corner of the All-American Sports Mall a group of locals huddled around a table who were working feverishly on paper.
These were not statisticians…these were artists.
More specifically, these were members of the St. Louis Drawing and Painting Meet-up Group.
The group, founded in January 2007, gives artists, regardless of experience level, an opportunity to meet, explore and share the wide variety of culture St. Louis has to offer. Subsequently, they illustrate these events in freehand form.
One of the more recent events attended by the group was the title bout between the Stunt Devils and the Smashinistas.
Their work from that night brings out the character, beauty and depth in a sport that has a lot of….well…character, beauty and depth.
I could just post the pictures here in the ARRG Newscenter, but I don’t think that would be fair. Instead, let’s go directly to the source…the artists themselves.
For more information about the St. Louis Drawing and Painting Meet-up Group – 325 members strong – look over here!
“A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put onto canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.” Sir William Dobell, famous Australian portrait painter.
The Grand Poobah and Hells LaBelle are bout announcers for the Arch Rival Roller Girls. Check back in this section on Mondays for the latest in ARRG news, information…and art.