Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.


Mid-Summer Drawing Rally & Silent Auction

Asbury Hall in Babeville

drawing by Patrick Foran
Hallwalls' 10th drawing rally since 2012!
The premise is simple: curator John Massier invites 36 artists to draw LIVE in Asbury Hall in one of two successive 45 minute drawing sessions. Following each round of drawing, works are available for a 30 minute silent auction with opening bids a lowly $39.

Do not be deceived by the brevity of the occasion—all participating artists come to represent and typically make astounding works. A great occasion to see work made, bid on it, and buy something for your burgeoning collection.

Participating artists run the gamut in style and experience from emerging to mid career to well established. There is never a theme. We invite artists to draw whatever they like. Each rally includes both returning champs AND new participants.

Drawing times are FIRM. They are not approximate "Buffalo time."

First round: 7:15 to 8pm
Second round: 8:15 to 9pm

Two separate counters projected on stage tell artists and audience the times remaining in both drawing and bidding.

Accept no substitutes. This is where you want to be on the last Wednesday in July.

Cash Bar. Specialty Cocktails. Music from ABCDJ.


Bruce AdamsLily BoothJoel BrendenKyle ButlerTricia ButskiMillie ChenEmily ChurcoMatt Crane • El Yames • Eric Evinczak • Sarah Fonzi • Patrick ForanFotini Galanes • Timothy Genco • Sussan Giallombardo • Pam GlickBobby GriffithsMichael HannaMickey HarmonJoyce HillPat KewleyRob LynchAlicia Malik • Pedro Manuel • Michael MararianCandace Keegan Masters • Esther NeisenAlicia Paolucci • J Tim Raymond • Jaime Schmidt • Katherine SehrCarol Case Siracuse • Mark Snyder • Jonathan Stafford • Adam Weekley • Mary Wyrick

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.