PR!NT LNK Print Sale

First Friday, December 1, 6:00 – 9:00pm

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!

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


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

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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!

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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.”


On View: Recent Projects & Reef Installation by Karen Kunc

Reef is a multi-layered print installation in which printed patterns from woodblocks merge in radiant atmospheres of color. Printed onto translucent Japanese papers, the images seem to accumulate like colonies of microscopic corals, schools of floating plankton, and reference the largest single structure built by living organisms on earth, the endangered Great Barrier Reef.

Also on view are new artist books and prints.

On View August 25 – September 20, 2017

Sepember 1 First Friday, 6 – 8pm

 


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


Kunc solo show [ARTSPACE], Oklahoma City

Waves of Riches is a beautiful installation that includes prints, and books, and the installation of a large, layered paper multi-print work.   Here are some photos to capture the sense of the installation, thanks to photographer Ann Sherman.   On view May 18 – July 15, 2017.

 

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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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Material Meanings: Stripped, Splintered, Stacked

Works in print and wood by Kathy Puzey & Sara Tabbert

June 2 – July 22

First Friday Opening Reception June 2, 6-8pm

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These artists use wood for carving sculptural objects and as a matrix block to print from onto paper.   Their work in art-making is, in essence, to deconstruct this “once living” material, and then reconstruct the life force of the universal tree via their images and embedded meanings.   Carved panels, prints, and installation lead us through their creative actions onto raw material – actions that can be seen as violent, necessary, ritualized, and even reverent.

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Kathy Puzey grew up in Utah, as is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Utah State University. She earned her MFA from UNL in 2001, then held positions at the KNH Center in Nebraska City, the Anderson Ranch Art Center, and has been an artist in residence at Fiskers Art Colony, Finland.   She has received recognition with an Artist Fellowship from the Utah Arts Council in 2011, and a USU College Arts Teacher of the Year. She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally.

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Sara Tabbert was raised in Alaska, went to Grinnell College in Iowa, and received her MFA from UNL in 1997.   She now works as an independent artist in Fairbanks. On the way she held interesting positions as a children’s camp leader, bike tour guide, cook & baker at park lodges, while conducting engagements as an Artist in the Schools. She has been an artist in residence at: Zygote Press, Cleveland; Montana Artists Refuge, Basin; Proyecto ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Artist in the Parks programs in Denali National Park , Zion National Park, Isle Royale National Park.   She has won numerous public art commissions throughout Alaska, and Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity Grants.   She presented a solo show at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, and has exhibited in numerous venues.