Letterpress Workshop with Bonnie O’Connell

Join for the lore of the letterpress, and to print cards from old cuts and type with printer extraordinaire Bonnie O, professor of art from UNO.

This is a workshop useful to get the basics for creating handmade cards, wedding invitations, handbill poster, and programs.

Bonnie O’Connell is professor from UNO who earned her masters from the University of Iowa. She has a thirty year background in literary fine printing and mixed media letterpress works on social and art issues.

 

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Incidents & Accidents: A Print Invitational Exhibition

Constellation Studios presents an eclectic and beautiful collection of prints by nationally recognized artists who imply narrative incidents, a history and accident of printed marks, and play with illusion into and onto the printed stage or surface. This exhibition is curated by Karen Kunc and gives evidence of the vitality and reach of the print world today. Artists included are: John Ford, Debora Oden, Nick Ruth, Ellen Wiener.  This new exhibition opens with a reception on Wednesday, March 11 from 7 – 9pm.   The exhibition will extend through April 20.

 

John Ford creates ethereal etchings of layered memory and immaterial sensibilities set into vague game board structures.   Open spaces and inky atmospheres surround the sequences and repetitions of a forgotten memory and abandoned spaces.   Ford is a professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

 

Ellen Wiener composes poetic narratives, panoramic in scale and dense with “thickets of hypnotic pen work”.   She draws on the passage of time and references to sixteenth century engravings, navigational tools, literary percussive meter, all to describe transformative tales.   Wiener lives and works in Southold, New York, and most recently was a visiting artist at SUNY Stony Brook.

 

Nick Ruth’s monoprints are radiant landscapes, full of pipes, holes and structures that are present in our complicated world.   These anxious and funny depictions give evidence of our desires, and the absurd ways we humans try to control the worlds around us and within us. Ruth is a professor of art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York.

 

Debora Oden has cultivated the chaos and risk of everyday life into a metaphoric voice.   Her beautiful and raw etchings of marks and scratches are a dialogue between the process of living and that of making prints as a record of movement through place and over time.   Oden is a professor of art at Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia.

 


Monoprint Workshop – Patchwork Layers

Join Karen Kunc for a Monoprint Workshop – Patchwork Layers, Saturday, March 7, 10:00am – 5:00pm.   Held in collaboration with the Sheldon Museum of Art to celebrate and be inspired by the exhibition Gee’s Bend:  From Quilts to Prints.   $85 workshop fee includes all materials.

Make one-of-a-kind prints from ink that is transferred from plates to paper with an inevitable surprise.   Using a wide array of colors the water-base inks enable multiple layers and unusual mixing.  Guidance and demos of techniques will spark ideas and sharing.  All for experimentation and fun!   For all levels and spaces are limited.

To register contact Lisa Maurer 402-472-4524  lisa.maurer@unl.edu

For further information call Karen at 402-438-0049 or karen@constellation-studios.net

 

 


Incidents & Accidents: A Print Invitational Exhibition

Constellation Studios presents an eclectic and beautiful collection of prints by nationally recognized artists who imply narrative incidents, a history and accident of printed marks, and play with illusion into and onto the printed stage or surface. This exhibition is curated by Karen Kunc and gives evidence of the vitality and reach of the print world today. Artists included are:  John Ford, Debora Oden, Nick Ruth, Ellen Wiener.  This new exhibition opens with a reception on Wednesday, March 11 from 7 – 9pm.   The exhibition will extend through April 20.

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John Ford creates ethereal etchings of layered memory and immaterial sensibilities set into vague game board structures.   Open spaces and inky atmospheres surround the sequences and repetitions of a forgotten memory and abandoned spaces.   Ford is a professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

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Ellen Wiener composes poetic narratives, panoramic in scale and dense with “thickets of hypnotic pen work”.   She draws on the passage of time and references to sixteenth century engravings, navigational tools, literary percussive meter, all to describe transformative tales.   Wiener lives and works in Southold, New York, and most recently was a visiting artist at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Nick Ruth’s monoprints are radiant landscapes, full of pipes, holes and structures that are present in our complicated world.   These anxious and funny depictions give evidence of our desires, and the absurd ways we humans try to control the worlds around us and within us. Ruth is a professor of art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York.

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Debora Oden has cultivated the chaos and risk of everyday life into a metaphoric voice.   Her beautiful and raw etchings of marks and scratches are a dialogue between the process of living and that of making prints as a record of movement through place and over time.   Oden is a professor of art at Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia.

 


Below the Surface – Etching & Collograph Printmaking

Join Karen Kunc for Below the Surface – Etching & Collograph Printmaking, Saturday & Sunday, February 21 & 22, 9:00am – 4:00pm.    For all levels, and spaces are limited.   $150 workshop fee ( + materials fee of $30 paid on site)

These intaglio techniques explore marks and textures created “below the surface”.  Etching creates line drawings into copper plates with beautiful details and line qualities.  The collograph is made from low tech “collage” plates for unusual effects of textures.   Simultaneous plate-making will complement the process and stages of making.

For information call 402-438-0049 or contact karen@constellation-studios.net

To register call or register online below.

 

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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, 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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Blue Moment

The winter exhibition Blue Moment evokes the refraction of light off snow, cold air, and transition.   Here the color blue is examined for the myriad of hues, intensities and varieties that appear in the prints of Karen Kunc and works from the Constellation Studios collection.

Please join us for the Opening Reception,  Wednesday, January 14, 6 – 8pm.   Exhibition dates: January 14 – February 28.


Blue Moment Exhibition

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A new winter exhibition features the color blue used in the prints of Karen Kunc, and others, selected from the Constellation Studios collection.   The Blue Moment alludes to the refraction of light off snow and ice crystals, and the light transitioning in winter twilight.    Exhibition dates are January 14 – February 28, with an opening reception on Wednesday, January 14, 6:00 -8:00pm


Grand Scale

Opening Reception for new fall exhibition Grand Scale, First Friday, September 5th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Exhibition dates: September 5 – November 26, 2014