Atomic Sketch: Movember Edition Tonight!

It was sometime early 2010 the Chicago Atomic Sketch Event — in part inspired by the off the computer, hands-on initiative from then chapter president, Varick Rosette — was modified to fit as a fixture into the AIGA Jacksonville programming calendar. The event, formerly held in the old library, highlighted the artist in local creatives within the design field, to showcase their illustration and craft.

The structure brought these participants out in the open for a live drawing session that would take place along the public Art Walk path where a passerby would get a first hand glimpse of the creative process and then the opportunity to buy pieces created for the event at a cost ranging from $5 to $50. These pieces would become a unique fixture in their houses and in some cases, mark the start of an art collection.

Tonight our panel of artists blow the dust off their paints, pencils and bristol board bringing about another quarterly installment of Atomic Sketch. We’ve partnered with CoWork Jax and The Florida Theatre in support of Movember to host this member favorite event during Art Walk.

The panel of artist on deck this night consisted of fine artists, crafty crafters and designers of all different backgrounds:

CoWork: We’ll have a panel of artists at the CoWork space along with handout games for passerby, and inviting anyone to come Co-draw along side our featured panel. 

Seamstress, photographer and painter, Argie Mitra; fine artists and character designer, Ashon Wynn; designer, illustrator and bike rider, Chad Landenberger; sculptor, painter, mural artists and web designer, Eric hinote; illustrator, print and web designer, Bryan Hunt; designer, illustrator and cartoonist, Jim Ward; designer, illustrator and amateur fight choreographer, Ben Windsor; Illustrator, and multidisciplinary designer, illustrator and dog lover, Varick Rosete.

Florida Theatre: We’ll have another artist panel for this venue live sketching along side our Movember bake sale.

At Florida Theatre: Illustrator, designer and merch dude, Nick Villalva; designer, illustrator and drummer, Jesse Sison; motion graphics designer, illustrator and disc jockey, Ian Latchmansingh; designer, illustrator and watercolor wonder, Karen Kurycki; and designer, illustrator and writer, Stephanie Soden

The work ranges in media and style for the pleasure of the Art Walk crowd, as people can pass through watching the work unfold each hour. 

The money raised from this coming month’s Atomic Sketch will be going toward our AIGA Jacksonville team for the non-profit, Movember Foundation. Funds raised for Movember in the US benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Live Strong, and Movember Foundation’s programs:Awareness and Education, and Global Action Fund — if you’re planning on signing up this year, consider joining our team: 

Movember Home:
Team: AIGA Jacksonville
Team URL:

See you guys tonight!

~ Jim, vice president

By aigajacksonville
Published November 8, 2012