To make those faces visible and those voices heard, I Draw & You Talk aimed to be a cross between an art gallery, a soup kitchen, and a barbershop.
For one month, I offered free portraits at Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, New York. Visitors were invited to sit, enjoy a cup of soup and record a conversation about the topic of the day. 109 portraits of Beacon residents (including Beacon’s own Mayor!) hung in the gallery until the end of the month when participants could pick them up.
The drawings and several audio recordings were compiled on this blog.
"I Draw & You Talk" at Matteawan Gallery in Highlands Current, by Alison Rooney
"I Draw & You Talk" at Matteawan Gallery in Hudson Valley One by Ann Hutton