The kentucky derby

“...the Run for the Roses.”

-John Sosby

"The Kentucky Derby is one of the grandest races in the Thoroughbred industry. Each May, some of the world’s greatest Thoroughbreds take center stage at Churchill Downs for the first leg of the Triple Crown.

Since 1875, the Kentucky Derby has been a staple in the racing world. Thousands of people gather each year in their finest Sunday clothes to watch the best of the best compete. This greatest of all derbies has become an iconic event in the sporting world. Not only is it famous for the horses, but also the fashion, hats, mint juleps, and food. It allows offers a lavish purse that is one of the most expensive in the horse racing industry."

Coming down the stretch I was thinking: ‘Keep rollin’ big boy. Keep rollin’. This has to be the sweetest moment of my life. -Art Sherman

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All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EDT) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Kentucky Derby Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
  • (a)  Winning Horse
  • (b)  Jockey Astride Horse
  • (c)   Fancy Derby Hat
  • (d)  Trophy with Roses
*Please post your finished sketches to the USk NYC Facebook site. Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS. Please also note that while we are sponsored by USk NYC, our online event is grounded on reference images, which is a very different approach from doing the in-person, on-site urban sketch event promoted by the Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC.

Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USk NYC.
Scheduled for May 7, 2022

Upcoming:  NY Botanical Gardens

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