Never a Day Without A Line:
Drawing Foundations and Frontiers

Moderated by James L. McElhinney
Featuring Juliette Aristides, Martha Willett Lewis, Dr. Katherine E. Manthorne, Michael Oliveri, John Rise, Ephraim Rubenstein and Julie Taggart, with respondent Peter Trippi

February 15, 2013, 2 pm
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
The Art Students League of New York, Second Floor
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019





A group of distinguished panelists will explore the origins, study, pedagogy and creative practice of drawing today.  As the rise of new media intersects with the revival of traditional skills, new challenges and opportunities are revealed.  Artistic genres diversify.  Employing analog or digital tools on physical and electronic surfaces, drawing today functions in two, three and four dimensions. Speakers will present differing views on how the reinvigoration of drawing promotes visual literacy, builds community, envisions better use of public space, empowers artistic expression and enriches society as a whole.


Juliette Aristides: Instructor at Gage Academy, Seattle Washington, and author of Classical Life Drawing Atelier, 2006; Lessons in Classical Drawing, 2011, and Classical Painting Atelier, 2008, Watson Guptill.

Martha Willette Lewis: Educational Curator, Artspace New Haven CT

Dr. Katherine E, Manthorne: Professor in the doctoral program in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Michael Oliveri: Chair of Digital Media, Lamar Dodd College of Art, University of Georgia

John. Rise: Professor of Drawing, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia.

Ephraim Rubenstein: Art Students League of New York and Columbia University, Department of Narrative Medicine

Julie Taggart: Dean of the School of Studio Arts, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio



James Lancel McElhinney: Instructor, Art Students League and Visiting Associate Professor of Drawing at Pratt Institute. Author of Classical Life Drawing Studio. Sterling Publishing 2010 and The Visual Language of Drawing, Sterling 2012.


Peter Trippi: Editor of Fine Arts Connoisseur magazine, Former Director of the Dahesh Museum, New York.

Images from top: Hands by Ephraim Rubenstein; Julie Taggart; Michael Oliveri; Pigeon by Juliette Aristides; Martha Lewis



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