The Last Glacier, Exhibition opens Earth Day

April 23 – June 11, 2016

Special Earth Day viewing, Saturday April 23, 10am – pm

The Last Glacier is a visual print record of the glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana, by artists Todd Anderson and Bruce Crownover, who made treks on location over recent years, and created prints in their studios. This project invokes a contemplation of wonder and loss in the face of seemingly powerful and pristine landscapes. “Glaciers have revealed themselves as inherently fragile, and more responsive to human impacts than we had imagined. The works translate our understandings of the impacts of global climate change into a comprehensible human scale.” – Nancy Mahoney

 

Also on view: Selections On Nature from the Print Collection


Rainbow: A Print Invitational Opening Reception

Join us for an opening reception on Friday, February 19, 7 – 9pm.

Constellation Studios presents Rainbow, an exhibition of vibrant color and the study of its printed effects.   Printmakers effectively use the blending of colors with “split fountains” and “rainbow rolls” for continuous gradations that belie the flatness of plate or block – that imply printed kitsch and bravura, creating dynamic spatial illusions. The printing of luminous layers create complex patterns, or individuated swatches of color steps – suggesting the multiplicity of individual parts adding to the whole, as a social metaphor or visual phenomenon. This exhibition is a glowing symphony of color at play and work in contemporary form. Nationally recognized artists include: Mildred Beltre, Vermont; Laura Berman, Missouri; Jeffrey Dell, Texas; Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson as Midwest Pressed, Iowa;   Juergen Strunck, Texas.

 

 


Open Studio Treasures

First Friday February 5, 6 – 8pm

Extended viewing opportunity of prints, monoprints, drawings, artist books by Karen Kunc.   View specialty works of shaped and elongated formats, and the complete Urban/Rural Divide Series.   The exhibition includes the new Oscillation Shift, awarded the Art in Print “Prix de Print”, selected by juror David Storey who states:   “Kunc understands the territory that is the surface of a print.   She can take a sheet of paper and make it live.”


Rainbow: A Print Invitational

Constellation Studios presents Rainbow, an exhibition of vibrant color and the study of its printed effects.   Printmakers effectively use the blending of colors with “split fountains” and “rainbow rolls” for continuous gradations that belie the flatness of plate or block – that imply printed kitsch and bravura, creating dynamic spatial illusions. The printing of luminous layers create complex patterns, or individuated swatches of color steps – suggesting the multiplicity of individual parts adding to the whole, as a social metaphor or visual phenomenon. This exhibition is a glowing symphony of color at play and work in contemporary form. Nationally recognized artists include: Mildred Beltre, Vermont; Laura Berman, Missouri; Jeffrey Dell, Texas; Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson as Midwest Pressed, Iowa;   Juergen Strunck, Texas.

 

Join us at Constellation Studios for an opening reception on Friday, February 19, 7 – 9pm.

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Open Studio Treasures

Works by Karen Kunc

Extended Viewing Opportunity, February 5 First Friday, 6 – 8pm

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Prints, monoprints, drawings, artist books by Karen Kunc.  View specialty works of shaped and elongated formats, and the complete Urban/Rural Divide Series.   The exhibition includes the new Oscillation Shift, awarded the Art in Print “Prix de Print”, selected by juror David Storey who states:   “Kunc understands the territory that is the surface of a print.   She can take a sheet of paper and make it live.”

Exhibition December 4, 2015 – February 5, 2016


Closeup: STELLAR small prints

This beautiful show needs to be seen up close!   So here is a selection of images to give some perspective on these STELLAR prints and the installation.  Living with them in the studio is inspiring.    It is an honor to have these works here, and to connect with these artists, their concepts and talents.  Thank you all!

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STELLAR Small Prints: International Invitational

September 4 – November 7, 2015

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

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.

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

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Images:  (top) Jill Ho-You.  (left) Tara Shabharwal, (right)  Sean Caulfield


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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L.  Tara Shabharwal, R. Jill Ho-You


STELLAR Small Prints: International Invitational Exhibition

September 4 – November 7, 2015

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

13. Sacs blue 1JIllHo-You_Paper Bodies Figure 5

A global network is drawn between diverse artists and their printworks on an intimate scale. The exhibition includes: Maija Albrecht, Finland; Hayk Grigoryan, Armenia; Tara Sabharwal, India/USA; Mariko Ando Spencer, Canada/Japan; Sheila Goloborotko, Brazil/USA; Antti Ratalahti, Finland; Jill Ho-You, Canada; Josef Werner, Germany; Manuel Alba, France; Naomi Hashimoto, Japan; Silvana Martignoni, Italy; Sean Caulfield, Canada; Miida Seiichiro, Japan.  These artists operate on multiple levels in the print community, through exhibiting at international biennales, working in collaborative studios and independently, as artist mentors 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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Images by:  (top left) Tara Sabharwal, (top right) Jill Ho-You, (bottom) Sean Caulfield


Exhibition views of Instructions for Seeing: My Ántonia

Preserving and sharing viewpoints from Barbara Tetenbaum’s beautiful installation Instructions for Seeing: My Ántonia.  Follow the layout, the  materiality and typographic play, the visualization that maps connections, all within this immersive presentation.   Here is the link to the review by L. Kent Wolgemott, with other great photos:  http://journalstar.com/entertainment/visual-art/l-kent-wolgamott-innovative-installation-my-antonia-instructions-for-seeing/article_21c01550-5e9d-5d18-89c6-ce7e75103711.html

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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

KellySeacrestDiaz_Self_Portrait_2014

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