Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Gabi Campanario in Caracas"

Gabi Campanario works for the Seattle Times.  Each Saturday he publishes a sketch and a short article about the place, event, or the people that he has included in his sketch. 

Not many of us here in the TriCities read the Seattle Times and even fewer of us know about Gabi. However, it was Gabi that single handedly initiated the global phenomenon of the Urban Sketcher

Urban Sketchers head out into their communities all over the world on any particular day then share their work either at the Urban Sketchers group on Flickr, or on their local Urban Sketchers webpages for the world to see.

Four times a year they head out on the same day on the World Wide Sketchcrawls, initiated by Enrico Casarosas in San Francisco. 

The most recent entry on his blog is this one where he was invited to Caracas, Venezuela, to help the locals artists get their city displayed in a more favorable light than its reputation had.

The really interesting thing here is how the local newspapers, radio, and television stations covered the event. That is Gabi on the front of the page entitled, "Artes."

If you would like to see what other cities are doing with their Urban Sketcher movement, check out some of the links in the right hand column.   

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