Sketch Nite

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Experienced, aspiring, and amateur artists alike: this summer, make our museums your muse.

Be sure to join us for the next Sketch Nite as we welcome a very special guest guide! Our Sketch Nite events are usually a self-guided experience through our galleries after hours, but the next one will feature artist Claire Whitehurst.

Claire is planning to bring in a couple of preliminary drawings to show for practice, and then perform a short demonstration explaining the process of building up a drawing from general forms and shapes to details and shading. This will give artists an opportunity to explore and develop skill while bringing the group together for a sense of artist community.

Claire’s Bio

Claire Whitehurst is a cross disciplinary artist living and working in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is teaching and pursuing her MFA in painting and drawing at the University of Iowa. She was born in Louisiana and raised in Mississippi, earning her BFA at the University of Mississippi, and a Post Baccalaureate degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, PA. She received the Stanley Foundation Grant for International Research to study the formal and sculptural qualities of cave paintings in the Dordogne region of France.

Her work explores the liminal and sublingual spaces between physical and psychological relationships and the possibility of narrative through an object’s formal qualities; inviting a sensibility of dreamt abstraction through her painting, printmaking and sculpture.


This program is designed for adult participants but everyone is welcome!  Admission is free. Advanced registration not required.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Julia DeSpain in advance at 3193351508 or