PR!NT LNK Print Sale

First Friday, December 1, 6 – 9pm

Saturday, December 2, 10am – 3pm

 

Discover the world of the print with woodcuts, linoleum prints, etchings, intaglios, mezzotints, lithographs, screen prints, digital prints, monoprints, letterpress.

For collecting & gifting. Featuring local print artists and students! PrintLNKlogo

Artists:

Anissa Bensen , Anne Burton, Keith Buswell, Hannah Demma, Amanda Durig, Madelyne Hansen, Kat Hedges, Brynna James, Karen Kunc, Erika Larson, Yoojeong Lee, Hannah Maakestad, Emily Mazur-Mickells, Pecos Pryor, Nicholas Sheldon, Danley Walkington, Stephanie Wright


Our Skyline Lino Block Carving Sessions

 

Theme:   Respond to the historic linoleum block print by noted Nebraska art teacher Gladys Lux created in the 1930’s of the Lincoln skyline with the state capitol building under construction. We will similarly be influenced by Our Skyline in a myriad of approaches: views of our state capitol, downtown, local buildings, urban construction, iconic Nebraska landmarks, rural settings and structures, our open skies, nature silhouettes of trees and grasses, and conceptual ideas.

Activity: Join in onsite creative sessions, for mentoring, and to carve the “easy-to-carve” lino blocks. Photo and graphic source images will be on hand for generating ideas, and artists can bring their own source images. Printing assistants will run the presses to print from the blocks during the sessions.   Studio tools are available to use on site, and good quality paper for the impressions will be provided.   Your time commitment: 1 – 2 hours during a session.

Fee: There is a $10 participation fee, which covers one linoleum block 8” x 10”, and two print impressions, one of which will be used for the exhibition, one will be for the artist to take.  Pay onsite, or register online at: www.constellation-studios.net

RSVP for creative sessions, by phone or email, or online registration:

To be held at Constellation Studios, 21st & ‘O’ Street, Lincoln

  • Wednesday October 18, drop in between 5 – 10pm
  • Tuesday, October 24, drop in between 6-10pm

Our Skyline Exhibition: October 27 – November 11

First Friday Reception, November 3, 6-8pmScreen Shot 2017-08-27 at 3.22.17 PM


Our Skyline Lino Block Session

Theme:  Respond to the historic linoleum block print by noted Nebraska art teacher Gladys Lux created in the 1930’s of the Lincoln skyline with the state capitol building under construction. We will similarly be influenced by Our Skyline in a myriad of approaches: views of our state capitol, downtown, local buildings, urban construction, iconic Nebraska landmarks, rural settings and structures, our open skies, nature silhouettes of trees and grasses, and conceptual ideas.

Activity: Join in onsite creative sessions, for mentoring, and to carve the “easy-to-carve” lino blocks. Photo and graphic source images will be on hand for generating ideas, and artists can bring their own source images. Printing assistants will run the presses to print from the blocks during the sessions.   Studio tools are available to use on site, and good quality paper for the impressions will be provided.   Your time commitment: 1 – 2 hours during a session.

Fee: There is a $10 participation fee, which covers one linoleum block 8” x 10”, and two print impressions, one of which will be used for the exhibition, one will be for the artist to take.

Pay onsite, or register online at: www.constellation-studios.net

RSVP for creative sessions, by phone or email, or online registration:

To be held at Constellation Studios, 21st & ‘O’ Street, Lincoln

  • Wednesday October 18, drop in between 5 – 10pm
  • Tuesday, October 24, drop in between 6-10pm
  • Our Skyline Exhibition: October 27 – November 11
  • First Friday Reception, November 3, 6-8pm
  • Screen Shot 2017-08-27 at 3.22.17 PM

Reception for Migrations! and Works on Paper by Sukha Worob

Reception Friday, September 22, 6-8pm

Meet the Artists!

Migrations is a huge gallery installation printed by handcast rubber stamps and ink of iconic images created by UNL students, inspired by Visiting Artist Suhka Worob.    The students carved and cast their own rubber stamps, and did the stamping and printing on the large gallery wall, creating patterning and concepts of mass migrations – of birds, insects, herds, people, and the conveyances that transport the many individuals that make up the whole.

Worob will present his own print works on paper in a concurrent exhibition.   He has developed this innovative casting process and DIY attitude to create with stamping and rollers for large scale printing impact of a myriad of symbols and signs.

Worob grew up in a small community in the high desert landscape of Prescott, Arizona, and currently lives in Bozman, Montana. Worob obtained his BFA in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University in 2006, MFA in Printmaking from Montana State University in 2011, and M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University in 2015. Worob’s work explores contemporary approaches to the printmaking multiple through works on paper as well as installation and interactive works. Worob’s work is primarily driven by his history in communal living and observation of the potential of humanity when set upon a common goal. Worob has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

 

 


Migrations! Collaborative Stamping Project by UNL Print Students. And Works on Paper by Sukha Worob

September 22 – October 21

Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE

Reception Friday, September 22, 6-8pm

Meet the Artists!

Ghosts in the Noise - post collaborationZamenhof's Trials - mid installation

Migrations is a huge gallery installation printed by handcast rubber stamps and ink of iconic images created by UNL students, inspired by Visiting Artist Suhka Worob.   The possibility to carve and cast one’s own rubber stamps enables unique icons for repeat printing and layers to accumulate and evolve.   The students did the stamping and printing on the large gallery wall, creating patterning and concepts of mass migrations – of birds, insects, herds, people, and the conveyances that transport the many individuals that make up the whole.

Worob will present his own print works on paper in a concurrent exhibition.   He has developed this innovative casting process and DIY attitude to create with stamping and rollers for large scale printing impact of a myriad of symbols and signs.

Artist Statement: “My work is created using hand-cast rubber rollers covered in raised dots. The rollers are inked up using cyan, yellow, magenta and black. The dots and colors reference the building blocks of printed ephemera. During printing, patterns and images begin to emerge out of the random color relationships and dot placements. The resulting color relationships and images ask the viewer and participating creator to examine their interest in seeking deeper meaning and context for what is, at its core, just random chance.”


Poetry: in Voice/in Print: Nebraska Book Festival Kick-off event July 14, 6-8pm

Poetry: in Voice / in Print is the opening celebration gathering of the Nebraska Book Festival at Constellation Studios, Friday July 14, 6-8pm, with summertime refreshments and a signature cocktail. Featured is the recently launched publication Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017, edited by Daniel Simon, and published by SFASU Press.   Poems by historic authors Loren Eiseley and Shirley Buettner will be read by this year’s winner and runner-up from the state Poetry Out Loud contest, Bailee Laws (Lincoln) and Thomas Bosmeniel (Seward).   And selected poems by these authors will be on the letterpress in handset metal type for printing a keepsake on handmade paper.   Additional readings by poets Twyla Hansen, Daniel Simon, Grace Bauer and Benjamin Vogt will be presented.   Also available will be fine press books with poetry and art on view and for sale.   Please RSVP online at: http://bookfestival.nebraska.gov/2017/index.aspx


Sarah Turner, Artist in Residence

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Sarah Turner, an artist from Detroit, was in residence at Constellation Studios for two weeks in April.  She worked on a series of prints made from inked objects and found materials, transferring detailed impressions, that literally spoke about form and function, of everyday detritus, and elegant simplicity.    She delighted in her discoveries from the hardware and thrift stores, and how to find the right pressure to capture the hidden textures.

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Community Conversation: Mapping, Wayfinding, Placemaking

Wednesday April 19, 6:30 – 8 ish

Join us for discussion on the many ideas sparked by the current exhibition Unfolding the Map, and thinking about all we know and realized about our place in the world.

Discussants:
Stacy Asher, UNL Professor of Graphic Design
Nick Hernandez, Positivity Matters & KZUM radio
Stephen McAlister, geographic information systems
Carrie Morgan, Curator of Academic Programs, Sheldon Museum of Art


Guided Tour and Printing Activity ‘Unfolding the Map’

Join us at the studio for afternoon conversation and exhibition viewing of Unfolding the Map.   Print your own letterpress keepsake on handmade paper using the Vandercook Press!   Thursday March 30, 3:30 – 5:00.    This exhibition compliments the 2017 Great Plains Symposium “Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains”.  Special welcome to  symposium participants!


A Community Conversation

Happiness LNK:  Love/Nobleness/Kindness

Introduction with Nick Hernandez

Discussants:
Karla Cooper, Compassionate Communities –Charter for Compassion
Richard Dienstbier, Effects of Affection
Shelley and Paul Freeman, The Cameron Effect
Shane George, Ennobling Friendships
Raul Palma, In Praise of Love

Community conversation to follow!

A selection of books on friendship, kindness, compassion and more will available for purchase thanks to Indigo Bridge Books!


Placemaking for Wellbeing: A Community Conversation

Why do people who love their community love where they live?   How does our placemaking (festivals, farmers markets, parks, libraries, museums, recreational activities and venues, unplanned social interaction in public spaces, community planning, urban design, architecture, public art, the aesthetics of our public spaces, depictions of place in the visual and literary arts, etc.) affect our wellbeing? Can we increase the positive impact of our placemaking on our psychological and physical wellbeing?

An afternoon of community conversation and small group discussion.
Discussants:
Shane George, Philosophy of Placemaking
Nick Hernandez, Basics of Happiness Research and Placemaking
Maria Nazos, Poetics of Placemaking
Raul Palma, Storytelling for Placemaking

Venue: Constellation Studios | 2055  E. O St., Lincoln, NE 68510
Sunday, November 6,   2-4pm.

Free and open to the public.

Event Links:
www.placemakingforwellbeing.eventbrite.com
www.facebook.com/events/191123291313809