This will serve to keep and share memories of Kenny Walton and his art, and selections of his beautiful glass pieces will be available for purchase as supply allows. The store will be refreshed at times, so please keep checking back.
Nine artists from the region were invited to design and carve their own large woodblock for printing impressions at Constellation Studios, which took place in May with one-by-one printing sessions at the studio. The 9 large 24” x 36” black and white prints will make a composite Artwork that will be wheat-pasted around Lincoln. The presentation will be 108” tall x 72” wide. Sites include: Lux Art Center, Constellation Studios, The Hub Cafe, The Mill Haymarket, Bennett Martin Library, Bethany Library, Woods Park Bath House, Joyo Theater, Goldenrod Pastries. #NineNebraskaArtists
Byron Anway, Lincoln
Ryan Crotty, Auburn
Nancy Friedemann- -Sánchez, Lincoln
Gerardo Meza, Lincoln
Nathan Murray, Lincoln
Kyle Nobles, Lincoln
Sarah Rowe, Omaha
Bart Vargas, Omaha
Kat Wiese, Lincoln
The Artwork is a temporary installation, with the paper prints attached with wheat starch (wallpaper) paste to the wall surface. The installation will be affected by weather and moisture, lasting for approximately 2 months, and will be allowed to change, as part of the ephemeral nature of the materials, the climate conditions, and time.
Nine different sites are planned, and will present engagement for different viewing audiences and experiences, plus create a recurrent connection throughout the city.
These woodblock prints are unusually striking for the strong contrast of dark and light, the captured energy of the carving marks, and the variety of images and symbols that convey timely messages and layers of meaning.
A culminating event will be steamroller printing of these blocks for the Lux Art Center Festival in August. Other artists are invited to join with additional carved woodblocks for the steamroller printing activity. Watch for more info.
This community-wide print event is a facet of this summer’s collaborative exhibition Surface Impressions: International Print Exhibition, and highlights the relief printing process. The exhibition is held jointly at Constellation Studios and Lux Art Center.
Ready, Get Set…Slow Read
Q: What is the opposite of a book club on steroids?
A: Reading Willa Cather’s novel ‘My Ántonia’ at the slow pace of six pages per day.
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR ocac.edu
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR pica.org
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library, Portland, OR pnca.edu
Working Library, Portland, OR c3initiative.org/working-library.htm
Union College in Lincoln, NE
Check www.slowread.org/abouttheproject to explore additional locations as they are added and to track The Slow Read mobile pop-up on the road.
About the artist/director of The Slow Read:
Barbara Tetenbaum is a visual artist interested in the act of reading. She uses the mediums of books, prints, installation, and animation to explore this subject matter. She founded her artist book imprint, Triangular Press, in 1979. Barb is the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships, career and project awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. She is currently Professor and Head of the Book + Print at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She holds a B.S. (Fine Art) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Artists are invited to propose a short-term residency of 2 weeks–4 weeks. Residencies are self-funded by the artists who pay studio fees (see fee list). Shared housing is available as scheduling permits. Artists will work independently and design their program with the assistance of the director. Send brief information, objectives, references and contact information by email or post. Do not include original samples and materials will not be returned. Submissions will be reviewed ongoing, and you will be contacted if we are interested.
Studio and Arts Management internships provide young artists with the opportunity to learn and work along with director, visiting artists, artist associates in the development of creative projects, gallery exhibitions, and an arts business. Internships are unpaid, available for credit or non-credit, 3 months–6 months. Expected hours are 8-10 hours week, with studio access for your own work at other times. Send brief information, objectives, references and contact information by email or post. Do not include original samples and materials will not be returned. Submissions will be reviewed ongoing, and you will be contacted if we are interested.
Name, address and contact info
Statement on education, qualities, skills, personal biography, life objectives
References with name & contact info
We are open for proposals for collaborative projects, exhibitions, print publishing, workshop courses, WallWorks temporary outdoor street art. Send brief information, objectives, references and contact information by email or post. Do not include original samples and materials will not be returned. Submissions will be reviewed ongoing, and you will be contacted if we are interested.