Ever watched sleep-deprived artists function on nothing but coffee, paint and whatever ginkgo-biloba products they have lying around the studio?
Well, if you went to a liberal arts college, the chances are actually probably pretty good. Either way, we've got an activity for you this weekend.
Starting at 9 a.m. Friday, six artists are holing themselves up in the Hamiltonian Gallery (1353 U St. N.W.) for the 24-Hour Drawing Project. They'll be creating uh, whatever they want, straight on through 9 a.m. Saturday. The proceedings will be open to the public Friday until midnight and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (Hey, the gallery wants YOU to get some sleep, even if its artists can't.)
Artists will complete an entire a work of art in the 24-hour period, although whether the pieces turn out any good is probably more up to luck than anything else, considering the conditions they'll be working under. The six artists are: Kendall Nordin, Leah K. White, Leah Frankel, Erica Prince, Heather Bregman and Sarah Ritch.