April 27 Tipsy Doodle
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grab your friends and let creativity flow while you sip, scribble, and snack! We provide the rules to the games and a cash bar...YOU provide the creativity!

Drawing on a variety of creative prompts inspired by the exhibition Word/Play: Prints, Photographs, and Paintings by Ed Ruscha, Tipsy Doodle provides an informal atmosphere of drawing games and prizes designed to synthesize creative minds. Tipsy Doodle encourages artists to talk to each other, motivate each other, and maybe even collaborate with each other.

Bring your sketchbooks and pencils, or whatever your preferred medium, and for the less artistically-inclined, Joslyn will have drawing materials and supplies on hand. Artists of all skill levels are welcome! 
For ages 21 and older, this drop-in event is FREE, however, guests wishing to see the special exhibition Word/Play must obtain a ticket. Tickets are FREE for Joslyn members; $10 general public adults; $5 college students with ID (tickets for those with a UNMC student ID are free).

Emceeing a portion of the event is professional storyteller Rita Paskowitz.

Rita doesn't just tell stories: she ELECTRIFIES them! Believing that everyone - young or old - is a story waiting to be told, Rita combines her skills as a storyteller, actress, writer, comedienne and improvisationalist into interactive workshops that span the storytelling process. Participants joyously progress from self-discovery to story-crafting to actual performance in a mere five days. Choose an opportunity for your students to build intergenerational relationships, journey through mythology, understand the Holocaust, carve a pathway through pioneer Nebraska, write and present a personal narrative (perfect for fourth graders!), create or recreate a genre tale - whatever storytelling project might cross and coincide with your curriculum or current event - or let Rita create a residency JUST for you. Using hands-on activities and exercises guaranteed to free up even the most hesitant first-time teller, Rita's goal is not just to focus on excellent storytelling but to illuminate the power of each individual's life experience and the value of sharing it - while having a WONDERFUL time.