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Michael Arthur is a Brooklyn-based artist who specializes in both drawing the intimate moments of theater, dance and music as well as performing "live drawings", visually accompanying music and performers with projected, real time illustrations. He draws mostly in ink without any pencils or rough drafts: each drawing is a live reaction to the moment. Michael's drawings have appeared at Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Departures Magazine, NPR, The Huffington Post and many other places.

 

I’ll be sitting in and drawing for an hour or two during the Grateful Dead Night at Threes Brewing in Gowanus this Wednesday, July 24. The music starts around 6:30, but I expect to start drawing closer to 8.  More Details here.

I’ll be sitting in and drawing for an hour or two during the Grateful Dead Night at Threes Brewing in Gowanus this Wednesday, July 24. The music starts around 6:30, but I expect to start drawing closer to 8. More Details here.

Check out my backstage drawings of The Ferryman on Broadway for American Theatre Magazine.  Click here to see them .

Check out my backstage drawings of The Ferryman on Broadway for American Theatre Magazine. Click here to see them.

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Live at Joe’s Pub, Nov. 25

Michael Shannon leads a post-Thanksgiving celebration of R.E.M.'s classic album, Fables of the Reconstruction. Michael Arthur will be drawing along live (projected in real time) with a band that includes Annie Nero (Yellowbirds, Bandana Splits, Craig Finn), Ray Rizzo (Josh Ritter, Bob Weir, Motherlodge), Michael Quoma (Dog Adrift, Balthrop Alabama), and a few surprise guests.

Come On Come On by Poison Tree. Song by Steve Salett. Video by Michael Arthur, Allison Michael Orenstein and Maria Cataldo. Drawing by Michael Arthur, filmed by Allison Michael Orenstein, edited by Maria Cataldo.

Sketchbook Report for VanityFair.com about John Cameron Mitchell's return to Hedwig And The Angry Inch.

Sketchbook Report for VanityFair.com about John Cameron Mitchell's return to Hedwig And The Angry Inch.