Shibori Tie-Dye for Paper Workshop

In this workshop participants will make unique papers with colorful tie-dye patterns.   Soft Japanese washi papers and cotton fabric will be used with this traditional technique for contemporary exploration. We will produce beautiful papers that can be used for bookbinding, gift-wrapping, collage, or stationary.   Artist-in-Residence Midori Iizuka, from Tokyo, will lead this workshop for a cultural exchange and opportunity.  All ages welcome!

 

To register:   call Karen 402-429-8239 cell, or 402-438-0049 studio.  Or online.


Artist in Residence Shubho Saha

Shubho Saha, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, spent a week residency at Constellation Studios, where he printed a color woodcut, made handmade paper, assisted printing with Karen, and visited the UNL campus, museums, and Art Department.   He is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts Dhaka University, and is the studio manager of the community print studio of the Bengal Foundation.   He is continuing on with a two month residency at the Salina Art Center, Kansas…….and now we have this great connection with Salina through Shubho and director Bill North.    It was great to share the studio and conversations about so many things……and reminiscing of our many friends in Dhaka!

 

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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!


Happy Hour Printing Action with Rachel Simmons

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Printing with Artist in Residence Rachel Simmons

Participate in creating a paper flock of birds made by carving into easy flexi-cut and printing on the letterpress, in response to Simmons’ inquiry into the cycle and impact of birds in our lives. All hands and energies needed for this skylight installation!

 

Happy Hour Printing Action: Friday, July 24, 4:00 – 7:00
Drop in to contribute and share your story of bird sightings! Cool refreshments and materials provided.

 

Artist Bio
Rachel Simmons teaches foundations, printmaking and book arts at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She creates socially engaged art projects which help students become responsible leaders and active citizens. In 2009, she was awarded the Service-Learning Faculty Award for the State of Florida.


Constellation Members Show

July 3 – August 29, 2015

Join us for a First Friday Opening Reception, July 3, 6 – 8pm!

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A group showing of member artists, volunteers, interns.   Featuring the energy and spirit of those who have worked and enlivened this inaugural year at Constellation Studios.  Current and occasional members will show a diverse array of print media works.   Exhibiting artists include:  Shawn Ballarin, Joyce Bingeman, Anne Burton, Arianna Corredor, David Diaz, Camille Hawbaker, Karen Kunc, Kelly Seacrest, Skyler Simpson, Madison Svendgard, Toan Vong, Trudie Teijink, Mary Stoner

Images:   Top, woodengraving & woodcut print by Kelly Seacrest.
left, Relief print by Shawn Ballarin.  right, rust print by David Diaz.

Constellation Members Show

July 3 – August 29, 2015

First Friday Opening Reception, July 3, 6 – 8pm

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Featuring the energy and spirit of those who have worked and enlivened this inaugural year at Constellation Studios. Current and occasional members will show a diverse array of print media works. Exhibiting artists include: Shawn Ballarin, Joyce Bingeman, Anne Burton, Arianna Corredor, David Diaz, Camille Hawbaker, Karen Kunc, Kelly Seacrest, Skyler Simpson, Madison Svendgard, Toan Vong, Trudie Teijink, Mary Stoner


Artists in Residence

It has been great to host Artists in Residence this winter.    In February, Annaday Hiser enjoyed an intensely creative time, working on 4 book projects that she had been incubating for a number of years, using her cyanotype or photogravure images.    We collaborated to bring printing, structures, and content together for beautifully rich and meaningful works. She printed woodblock pages, letterpress titles, glued sequences, sewn bindings, all on beautiful tactile papers.

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In March we are enjoying Ellen Wiener here in residence to expand her print vocabulary and considerable color sensibilities with woodcut and collagraph monoprinting.    A rich tapestry surrounds us with her works in the current exhibition, as well as in the pattern influences that become layered densities, as the work and immersion evolves.

These artists bring great conversations….and now a great reading list from their recommendations!

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Artist-in-Residence Conversation with Annaday Hiser

Join us for an informal conversation, to meet artists, students and Artist-in-Residence Annaday Hiser in the studio.    Materials spur Annaday’s creativity and transform her consciousness, as she works with printing on papers, photo-based impressions, staining, piecing, felting, bookmaking for a complex tactile object.   She has exhibited widely, and is based near Snowmass Village, Colorado.

 


Annual LPG Print Sale

Support emerging artists!   See what is new and hot off the presses!   Featuring etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, screenprints, artists books, handmade Valentines, faculty and grad raffle, and special woodcut printed T-shirts.

Hours:  Friday, February 13, 5 – 9pm.   Saturday, February 14, 9am – 5pm.

Sponsored by Lincoln Print Group, the UNL student printmakers organization.   A portion of the proceeds will go to support student travel to the Southern Graphics Council Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Annual LPG Print Sale

Support emerging artists!  See what is new and hot off the presses!

Featuring: etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, screenprints, artist books, handmade Valentines, faculty and grad raffle, and special woodcut printed T-shirts.

Friday, February 13, 5 – 9pm

Saturday, February 14, 9am – 5pm

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Interesting Patterns!

A winter Saturday brought clear skies and folks for the Patterned Papers Workshop.    Lots of color and innovations were shared for the paste papers.   See the combed designs by Kerry –

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And the marbling made intricate designs – and a learning curve for all – as colors and patience made beautiful  patterns.   See Jennifer floating the colors, then lay the sheet for the transfer of the combed bouquets –

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It was great to have all of you here for the workshop!