Monoprint Workshop – Patchwork Layers

Join Karen Kunc for a Monoprint Workshop – Patchwork Layers, Saturday, March 7, 10:00am – 5:00pm.   Held in collaboration with the Sheldon Museum of Art to celebrate and be inspired by the exhibition Gee’s Bend:  From Quilts to Prints.   $85 workshop fee includes all materials.

Make one-of-a-kind prints from ink that is transferred from plates to paper with an inevitable surprise.   Using a wide array of colors the water-base inks enable multiple layers and unusual mixing.  Guidance and demos of techniques will spark ideas and sharing.  All for experimentation and fun!   For all levels and spaces are limited.

To register contact Lisa Maurer 402-472-4524  lisa.maurer@unl.edu

For further information call Karen at 402-438-0049 or karen@constellation-studios.net

 

 


Studio accomplishments – big prints & great sounds

It feels great to have completed the editioning for Nancy Friedemann’s dramatic large, detailed woodcut, just this past Wednesday.   Here is the team of us at work:  Karen,  Joyce Bingeman student assistant, and Nancy!   The luscious dark ink is glistening and the rollers flying.

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We hosted a beautiful invitational Publishing Party, at the end of October, to announce the release of the three Constellation Studios Publications by Nancy Friedemann, Kim Reid Kuhn, and Karen Kunc.  Beautiful food and art and patrons!

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And the special recital on November 20th by Jarod Hiscock, Jenny  Smith, and The Skyros String Quartet was exhilarating.   An architectural sense of space and sound was at play, through the beautiful, rich voices and music.   Thanks to all for a memorable experience.

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Fall Activities – visiting artists and workshop

Papermaker Helen Hiebert was here for a watermarking workshop with UNL students in the papermaking studio.   We learned interesting techniques and refined our skills for pulp preparation and sheet forming.   She presented a great variety of samples that inspired intricate designs for the transmission of light through the paper as a watermark, due to the different thickness of the paper.   Very beautiful results!

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The fall Color Woodcut Printmaking Workshop brought artists together for color and a collaborative atmosphere.   Everyone enjoyed the studio space and time, and we saw influences between each other from sharing color layers and conversations.   Another experience of “Constellation Studio heaven”!   Thank you Stephanie, Nancy, Lisa, Kelly, Katherine!

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Mural Celebrations, First Friday June 6, 6 -9pm

The large mural is underway again, with plans to complete this spring with more details, resolutions, and refinements.    Come see what has evolved!   And catch the views from Union Plaza and the bike path, as this colorful mural blazes across the downtown skyline.   This mural has become a favorite photo stop…..appearing behind some great poses, outfits and shiny cars!

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Also, celebrate the completion of the large WallWorks painting by invited artist Spencer Pacheco.   This mural painting is a “street art” style work, drawn free-hand onto the wall site, then filled with color and intricate graphic illusions.   Executing this large scale work is a great experience for this UNL art student!  The work will be on view for several months, and no doubt will be a great photo spot as well.  Thanks to Spencer for his hard work and excitement to see the impact of his imagination out in the world in this collaboration with Constellation Studios.

 

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Call For Submissions

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.