Kelly Castillo's solo show premiering her 2010 series, Renaissance Reduxx, was a grand success. A big thanks to all who came out and showed their support, as well as a definite hand of applause for our visiting model, Mourna, without whom our sketching session would not have been such a triumph, and our live music accompaniment; Vodka & Donuts. It was a treat having Kelly here sketching alongside of us, as well. Besides Shane losing his cup throughout the night, I don't think any of us could have asked for a better opening gala.
We had a multitude of winning sketchers who took home prizes, which included special edition sketchbooks featuring designs by the lovely Kelly Castillo, or collectible figurines from our private stash. Our winners were judged depending on personal taste, sexiest or funniest representation, and overall 'mad skills' by both Mourna and our volunteer audience models. It was definitely exciting seeing everyone jumping in and getting in on the action
The sketching session was such a hit with the crowd, that we're going to continue the tradition with our next opening in July featuring work by the Brooklyn-based Miami native, Tatiana Suarez and her solo series Malagueta.
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--Megan Laurine, resident blogger & MC