She signals with an exaggerated arm wave to Hogan, and then addresses the man from her spot at the table.“Are you here to draw? He turns and blinks his eyes like a fawn in high beams.
She tries again, speaking slowly this time, “Would you like to draw?
” Solomon says, perking up and speaking a bit too loudly.“But thank you much.”Solomon turns back to the women, shrugging.“I tried,” she says, adding: “He was very polite.”Meanwhile, at another long table, women have been instructed to cut out quotes from printouts provided for that purpose.They are told to paste those quotes to the pictures they have drawn of one another.The point of the night, after all, is to meet people and make art. After a bit of embarrassed laughter, the mood lightens up.The plan was to have the guests sit at a long table and draw one another’s portraits. All the men, the women joke, are across the street at Rock & Brews.