The Original Group of $even
"Nuit D'Encre Noire" Guelph JazzFest Nuit Blanche 2012 Group drawing show featuring The Original Group of $even: Nick Craine, Michael Byers, Marc Bell, Jay Stephens, Gregory Pepper, Gillian Wilson and Ryan Cassidy. Music for the evening was provided by Taylor Moran. 16'x14' ink on gessoed hardboard.
Perpetual Motion Mousetrap Original Group of $even live drawing event Part of Kazoo!Fest 2013, Guelph, ON. Members include: Michael Byers, Jay Stephens, Gillian Wilson, Gregory Pepper, Marc Bell and Ryan Cassidy. Panels from the mural were auctioned off at the festival Print Expo the following day. Photos by Justin Langille. 2'x16' ink on gessoed hardboard
Links to Original Group Of $even members' webpages: Michael Byers Gillian Wilson Marc Bell Gregory Pepper Jay Stephens Nick Craine Facebook Group Page
The Guelph Brush Off
The Guelph Brush Off is an annual live painting fundraiser for The Children's Foundation (in previous years, a fundraiser for Hospice Wellington). During the event, 24 artists complete a painting in 30 minutes or less before a crowd of hundreds, and proceed through a 3-round elimination process with votes being cast by the audience members. Ryan Cassidy has competed in both 2014 and 2015 and will continue to support this great fundraiser in years to come.