Sharpies are the Stars of a New Art Happening

You have your fountain pen people, your texters, those who only communicate by interpretative dance, or the traditionalists who love to use an old-fashioned quill. Seriously, everyone has their way of expressing themselves, but Sharpie people are into their favorite implement.

The Crewest Gallery is celebrating that marks-forever pen with a new exhibit of works rendered in, yep, Sharpie. Dozens of artists will draw the thick lines, the skinny lines, the soaked-in dots, the scribbles, all using the famous quick-drying tool (in fact, it even says "quick-drying" on the body of the pen itself -- we just checked, and have decided we like Sharpie more, for all that it communicates right on its outer shell. Check for yourself.)

A DJ will be spinning at the opening, and artists will be drawing live. Sharpie-ing live? It dries quick, so you know that art will be swift.

And you probably know a Sharpiest (Sharpien?), or are one. Us, we like the thin brown or green Sharpies for all important documents, or for the flourish-y signing of bestsellers. Thank you, dear Sharpie, for making things permanent in an impermanent world.

The Sharpie Show
Opening reception: Saturday, February 7, 6-9PM (show runs through March 1)
Crewest Gallery, 110 Winston Street, Los Angeles

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