The University Record: U-M Central Power Plant staffer uses napkins as his art canvas

By Kennedi Killips
The University Record

Artists have many options when it comes to how they present their work.

Gary Bohas’ medium of choice is a simple paper napkin, for its convenience and charm of something so accessible.

For the past four decades, Bohas has been drawing napkin portraits of the celebrities he meets and strangers he sees. After collecting more than 4,000 of these drawings, he is putting together the most memorable portraits into a book called “Drawn2Dinner.”

Out of those thousands of drawings — all done by ink without the aid of erasing — Bohas said his favorites are the “ones that really express the person’s character and attitude within the moment I capture.”