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Creating a spontaneous mural at the CCA Nuit Blanche

March 3, 2013

Just back from this year’s Nuit Blanche at the Canadian Centre for Architecture  where we spent the night drawing on the walls.


Over the course of an 8 hour drawing session Montreal Urban Sketcher Shari Blaukopf and I improvised a 10 foot composite drawing based on our past year sketching on location in Montreal.


Our live drawing demo, going on during the CCA’s Nuit Blanche Drink and Draw party, was our contribution to the exhibit “ABC:MTL – A Self Portrait” which brings together artists from across all media. (Quote from the CCA: “Over 90 contributions including photography, music videos, sculptures and installations, drawings, models, workshops, lectures and performances have been selected…These now form a lexicon of the CCA’s home city and a platform for its creative talent.)


We met a lot of people during the project – hopefully some of you will come out to our USK:MTL Sunday Sketching!


7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2013 8:46 PM

    Terrific work you two!

  2. March 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Marc — you have no idea how important it is that artists take their work to the people. . . to the public . . . and in public. Thank you! And congratulations to you. I award you the highest order of merit to be bestowed upon any artist and friend of mine.

    • marctaro permalink*
      March 3, 2013 11:01 PM

      well, thank you sir, that is high praise! thanks man :)

  3. March 3, 2013 11:49 PM

    This looks like such fun!

  4. November 13, 2013 3:02 PM

    Awesome idea! I hope our new little group of urban sketchers in Toronto will be able to also do something as inspirational for Nuit Blanche in Toronto next year and maybe both cities will be able to collaborate sometime in the future :)

    • November 13, 2013 3:32 PM

      Some sort of collaboration could be very cool – some sort of traveling sketcher exchange :) Might be fun to do it with Quebec City as well.

      • November 13, 2013 6:07 PM

        Great idea! Perhaps something like a multi-city sketchcrawl between Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa? If we can get a group on a train that could be fun as well :)

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