Community Portraits

Chroma Gallery exhibits drawing group's works

Immerse yourself in local culture this month at Chroma Gallery in Santa Rosa with a figure art show celebrating the human form. The exhibit features the works of the Thursday Night Drawing Group, a cohort of more than 30 artists, and is on display through Jan. 29.

The collection spans a variety of styles and media, including everything from two-minute gestural drawings of nudes, to detailed, fully clothed painted portraits completed over many hours. There are dozens of works to view and appreciate in this intimate peek inside the artistic process, and certainly an insight in to how local art is cultivated in our community.

For those who are doers rather than observers, and serious about practicing the art of figure drawing, the group is held Thursdays, 6pm–9pm, with the request of a $15 contribution. If you’re looking for a more lighthearted drawing event, Friday Night Drawing Meet-Up runs every second Friday starting Feb. 13 from 6:30pm to 9pm. These no-experience-necessary events feature 15-minute poses by attendees who volunteer as clothed models, with breaks to enjoy the live music, light refreshments and meet other participants. Bring your own sketchbook, supplies and donation.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A St., Santa Rosa. 707.293.6051.

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