Treasures from the Flatfiles

A fun evening was shared with 40 – 50 guests for the Happy Hour House Concert, featuring artist/songwriter Wendy Jane Bantam and musician Marty Steinhausen.

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Then everyone joined in the Constellation Studio Tour and viewing of “Treasures from the Flatfile”.   The drawers were opened one by one for a dazzling display!  My works ranged from grad school etchings, to the latest “just finished” print, to some collectible antique Japanese books, and the scroll print by Tuula Molinen.  Here are the views:

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Artist in Residence John-Mark Schlink

A productive residency for John-Mark as he created large scale woodcut prints, both as unique experimental impressions, and as a “reductive” edition.  He worked fluidly on the large press, and tested papers, registrations, color layers, stencils and details.   Beautiful prints were made – suggestive of architectural blueprints, schematic perspective of imaginary cities, map-like graphics.   Thanks for the dialogue and support!

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STELLAR Small Print – International Invitational

September 4 – November 7, 2015

First Friday Opening Reception September 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Manuel Alba, France

Maija Albrecht, Finland

Sean Caulfield, Canada

Sheila Goloborotko , Brazil/USA

Hayk Grigoryan, Armenia

Naomi Hashimoto, Japan

Jill Ho-You, Canada

Silvana Martignoni, Italy

Antti Ratalahti, Finland

Tara Sabharwal, India/USA

Miida Seiichiro, Japan

Mariko Ando Spencer, Canada/Japan

Josef Werner, Germany

A global network is drawn between diverse artists and their printworks on an intimate scale. These artists operate on multiple levels in the print community, through exhibiting at international biennales, working in collaborative studios or independently, as mentors and teachers that elucidate and interpret print culture through their craft and concept.     The quality of their vision is expressed through an attentive nature and handwork, while understanding the impact of ink and impression.

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Happy Hour House Concert & Studio Tour

Join us Friday, August 28!

6 – 7:30 music featuring artist/songwriter Wendy Jane Bantam and friends for acoustic “storytelling Americana”
7:30 – 8:00 artist Karen Kunc studio tour and “treasures from the flat files”
Special VIP seating for Lincoln Arts Council CSA patrons! Arrive early. This collaborative event is for building community and art patrons. Free

Wendy and Karen are contributing their art for the LAC Community Supported Art project!

http://artscene.org/what_we_do/csart/

 

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Hand Papermaking Workshop Action Shots!

Thanks everyone for a great workshop!   We first made paper from cotton linters and Half-stuff, and t-shirts.   And then we processed kozo fibers, which we cooked, washed and beat by hand and in the beater.    Great experiments and experiences were enjoyed, and good discussions of the process and history.  Here are some action shots!

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Mass Migrations Print Action Shots!

Printing Mass Migrations was lively, with many hands helping Rachel Simmons create her installation.  Her album is at this link:

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And here are some great photos of artists, friends, family, some new to printmaking!

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We will enjoy the installation through the end of August.  Thanks Rachel for a great residency and engagement with everyone at Constellation Studios!