Pen and ink

Abstractions by Michael Arthur

Just before midnight last night,on my walk back from the studio, I crossed 4th place along Court as the stop-light was changing from yellow to red. A soccer mom van going along Court sorta missed the change and rolled into the middle of the intersection and just stopped for the full length of the light. No traffic came as the van in the middle of the intersection waited for the light to   turn green.

Just before midnight last night,on my walk back from the studio, I crossed 4th place along Court as the stop-light was changing from yellow to red. A soccer mom van going along Court sorta missed the change and rolled into the middle of the intersection and just stopped for the full length of the light. No traffic came as the van in the middle of the intersection waited for the light to turn green.

A Life In The Theater by Michael Arthur

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An "outtake" from my recent Hedwig Sketchbook report for Vanity Fair. This is actually the first drawing I did the week of tech. It shows the stage manager and a costumer in the house, watching as John Cameron Mitchell rehearsed. The costumer ended up being the audience stand in whenever Mitchell practiced his "in the house" moments.

by Michael Arthur

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I’m Michael Arthur (Inklines), the Pub’s Archival Artist, checking in today— just short of a week before the big Balthrop, Alabama show—to share some more drawings we’ve received from artists interested in coming in and drawing at the Pub.

Today’s submission came as a surprise for me. The drawings posted here are from Adam Matta—one of New York City’s Musical Urban Treasures—a masterful beat boxer and musician who also happens to be one of the nicest people in the five boroughs.  I ran in to Adam soon after we started this project and happened to mention it to him. He quickly asked if he could submit some drawings to which I replied, “Wait. You draw?”

It turns out that he does—as you can plainly see from the above portraits and sketches. But what really fascinates me is the way that Adam has begun playing with ways to incorporate drawing into his live performances. Right now he’s playing with a camera and randomizer that takes his live drawing, re-arranging and layering them in projection during his act. But he also paints with bikes. I love that his curiosity and willingness to experiment are taking him into new areas.

Drawing, music, acting, dancing—they’re all paths for an artist’s journey and it’s exciting when artists combine different routes in interesting ways. I really look forward to seeing what comes next from a guy like Adam who’s already a hands down genius.

by Michael Arthur

The Film Music of Paul Brill and Elizabeth Ziman, drawn live at Joe’s Pub  on Flickr.  Drawn last night during a concert performance of the film-score music (and more) of Paul Brill and Elizabeth Ziman. The drawing was projected behind the musicians as it was drawn, live during the show at Joe’s Pub in New York.

The Film Music of Paul Brill and Elizabeth Ziman, drawn live at Joe’s Pub on Flickr.

Drawn last night during a concert performance of the film-score music (and more) of Paul Brill and Elizabeth Ziman. The drawing was projected behind the musicians as it was drawn, live during the show at Joe’s Pub in New York.