Category Archives: other venues

A Stack of Quick Sketches

Some quick sketches that have been piling up: Last September I went to Brooklyn to see Doug Skinner perform: [caption id="attachment_2203" align="aligncenter" width="348"]Doug Skinner at Jalopy, Brooklyn. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2015 Doug Skinner at Jalopy, Brooklyn. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2015[/caption] Along the way I caught Alex Battles and Shaky Dave playing in Williamsburg. [caption id="attachment_2200" align="aligncenter" width="349"]Alex Battles and Shaky Dave at Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman Alex Battles and Shaky Dave at Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption] In August I went to Sheffield, MA to attend the "Uke 'n" Brew" festival, where I saw The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra (Bernadette McMahon, Bernice Lewis, and Mariah Colorado Lewis) and Liz and Jim Beloff. Unfortunately I couldn't catch the name of their bassist. [caption id="attachment_2204" align="alignleft" width="490"]The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, 08.24.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, 08.24.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2205" align="alignleft" width="490"]Jim and Liz Beloff performing, 08.24.15. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman. Jim and Liz Beloff performing, 08.24.15. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman.[/caption] Some new friends in Deerfield, MA: [caption id="attachment_2201" align="alignleft" width="490"]Robie Bones and Dave Pratt on 03.17.15. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2015 Robie Bones and Dave Pratt on 03.17.15. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2015[/caption] And some old friends at the MoMA. [caption id="attachment_2199" align="alignleft" width="800"]Three musicians Three musicians[/caption]

Stu Fuchs and Sarah Carlisle at Smith College, 09.27.14

Stu Fuchs and Sarah Carlisle performed at Smith College in Northampton, MA in September. Stu also taught a number of workshops for the local ukulele community that weekend. [caption id="attachment_2186" align="alignleft" width="490"]Stuart Fuchs and Sarah Carlisle, 09.27.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014 Stuart Fuchs and Sarah Carlisle, 09.27.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption]

James Hill and Ann Janelle in Sheffield, MA

Sometimes I try to draw in pitch black conditions. Then I forget to look at the drawing for an extra special long time. I drew James Hill and Ann Janelle in the packed town hall of Sheffield, MA in September, 2013. Over a year later, it doesn't look as bad to me. [caption id="attachment_2181" align="alignleft" width="490"]James Hill and Ann Janelle, 09.01.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013 James Hill and Ann Janelle, 09.01.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013[/caption]

Bright Lines at the Hooker-Dunham, Brattleboro, VT

Bright Lines at the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery on June 27. 2014. This picture and others of mine are on display the the Greenfield Savings Bank's South Deerfield branch for the month of August. Here are the location and hours> Bright Lines: Eric Lee, David Chalfant, Abe Loomis, Sturgis Cunningham, Melissa Shetler, Gray Maynard, and Jim Henry. [caption id="attachment_2158" align="alignleft" width="490"]Bright Lines, 06.27.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014 Bright Lines, 06.27.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption]

Brett Dennen Concert Poster and Other News

Six years of drawing live music came in handy for this assignment. I'm always happy when working with Ray Buetens and Staci Sambol of Slub Design, who hired me for this illustration. I haven't seen Brett Dennen live yet: I spent hours listening and making studies from photos and video. I hope to catch him when he tours near here.

[caption id="attachment_2149" align="aligncenter" width="385"]Brett Dennen Illustration by Robin Hoffman Brett Dennen Mosaic Project Benefit Concert Poster, Illustration by Robin Hoffman[/caption]

 
And now, that other news. In August, my art will be hanging all over downtown South Deerfield, MA. Come see me in the Greenfield Savings Bank and the Day Lily boutique. All the pictures will be for sale.