PR!NT LNK Print Sale

Meet local printmakers and collect quality handmade print art!

One night only!

Woodcuts, screen prints, monoprints, etchings, lithographs, mixed media

 

Anne Burton, Keith Buswell, Hannah Demma, Chadric Devin, Meryl Engler, Keith Graham, Kendall Johnson, Karen Kunc, Samantha Lewis Negley, Pecos Pryor, Toan Vuong, Stephanie Wright

 


Lining: Sheathing Installation Exhibition

Collaborative Installation by Denise Bookwalter & Lee Emma Running

June 24 – July 23, 2016

Residency June 14 – 24

Opening reception June 24, 6 – 8pm

Lining: Sheathing is an exhibition experience that explores texture, handwork and embellishment inspired by the human urge to house the body and decorate environments.   This installation concept presents volumes of materials that have been printed with textile content and historical designs, covering an enclosure space built for viewers to enter while enveloped in special wrappings for an immersive experience.   Artists Denise Bookwalter and Lee Emma Running have collaborated for a year on this multi-faceted concept, which culminates with their residency at Constellation Studios to realize this elaborate and ambitious project.


Metropolis & Invisible Cities Exhibition

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Interpretations on Urbanity

October 21 – December 24, 2016

Opening Reception, Friday, October 21, 6-8pm

Metropolis is a handmade book venture in a spectrum of printmaking processes by artists from around the world, including two from Constellation Studios. The theme speaks to the broad contemporary urban experience and extends to the idea of the network of communication possible today.

The idea for this collaboration came from Berlin-based artist Andreas Kramer who prints at Centro Internazionale della Grafica (CIG) in Venice where Metropolis was realized under the guidance of master bookmaking Silvano Gosparini and where the Renaissance legacy of traditional Venetian book publishing continues.

Among the 303 interpretations of this theme, the reader is destined to discover reflections of one’s own meandering thoughts about ‘metropolis’.   The leporello (accordion) construction enhances this stream-of-consciousness effect as it stretches fully to 215 feet.   Ideas circling forwards and backwards through compositional and iconic connections and diversions make an impression underlined by the haptic qualities of the media where ink makes sculptural lines on paper.

What lingers is a metropolis of the mind, a crazy-creative vitality mirroring the variability and vicissitudes of existence, and inspiring a continuing interaction, and a visually challenging mix.

Participants come from: Australia, Japan, Brazil, USA, Italy, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, UK, France, Spain, Tunisia, Canada.   The edition of three has been circulating on exhibition in Italy, Germany, USA and most recently in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and at the Katzen Rotunda Gallery, American University, Washington, DC. This is the premier exhibition in the mid-west.

CONCURRENT is Invisible Cities, an exhibit of artists’ books and folios destined to become a collaborative leporello book that present new interpretations of urbanity. The theme is inspired by the imaginative novel Le citta invisibili by Italian writer Italo Calvino, published in Italy in 1972 in which Marco Polo reports to Emperor Kublia Khan on fantastical, dream-like cities all named after women that he purportedly visited. This book is organized in a mathematical structure. After each eleven descriptions, the two men discuss ideas that evolve from the tales, reflecting on human nature and linguistics.

It remains to be seen what ideas, images and symbology the 150+ US national and international artists will contribute expressing the evolving new experience of real, ideal and virtual contemporaneous and futuristic  city life.


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


“One Day” Painterly Prints Workshop

In this exciting workshop we’ll make textures and washes onto cardboard collagraph plates, for printing with waterbase inks. Drypoint and cut details add to the vocabulary of marks and patterns onto this inexpensive plate matrix. We use the etching press to print onto interesting papers. This process offers spontaneity and experimentation, with repeatable possibilities.

Call to register 402-438-0049

or online here!


Poetry at Constellation

On February 27th, Constellation Studios teams up with writers Katie Schmid Henson and Katie Pryor to host an evening of poetry and visual art. Doors open at 6:00pm, reading begins at 7:00pm, and an art raffle featuring donated work from local and UNL graduate artists will take place at 8:00pm. All proceeds will benefit The Family Literacy Program, supported by the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools. Karen will also have the letterpress rolling out a few poems from the evening for guests to take home. Featured readers include Belinda Acosta, Katie Pryor, and Kim Tedrow. The event is free to the public and we’d love to see you there! For more information please visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/878870602226630/


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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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 Exhibition

September 4 – November 7, 2015

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

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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


Happy Hour Printing Action with Rachel Simmons

Mass Migrations
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.