Today's postings

  1. [Baren 24829] Escher (ArtfulCarol #
  2. [Baren 24830] RE: Escher ("marilynn smih")
  3. [Baren 24831] Re: Escher (Frank Trueba)
  4. [Baren 24832] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V27 #2614 (Apr 9, 2004) (Barebonesart #
  5. [Baren 24833] Re: Japanese papers ("Joseph Sheridan")
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Message 1
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 10:45:29 EDT
Subject: [Baren 24829] Escher
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John Center said:
"Sometimes I wonder why he (M.C. Escher) is not held in a high enough
postition by print makers."

Years ago there was an Escher show which I came upon by accident in a San
Diego Museum and I was overwhelmend by his techniques and prints. There was
even his round wooden block exhibited. Since then I have studied some of his
techniques at Chatuaqua Institute with a teacher specializing in Escher, Elaine

There are also some excellent Escher websites:

This is FUN!

A new museum of Escher's work opened in Amsterdam, Holland. No, I didn't
come upon it by accident. It was curated by Jeff Price of Norwalk, Conn.

I have a series, of woodblock prints, Rudolf named "Escheraria", which I
derived from an Escher technique. It relates to the way I have been working.
At the Kansas City Summit I showed some and maybe they can be put on a website

Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY.

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Message 2
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 08:02:12 -0700
Subject: [Baren 24830] RE: Escher
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Speaking of Escher, I think he has been held in high regard. I ran across a
small book of his prints and techniques at my favorite coastal Washington
book store, wonderful. sorry I do not have it here to share the name. His
work was both experimental and very mathematical.
Many great artists did printmaking. I think the reason we do not hear about
it is that printmaking has never been in the minds of people as great art,
like painting and sculpture. Picasso did many linoblocks. I have a book of
them and in it it states that he was the person who invented the reduction
technique, interesting, huh?
Baren has helped to make even artists more aware of printmaking and just how
creative and technical it is. The best we can do is try to educate people
on what we do. I have been doing this little reduction block here in Cabo
and have shared every part of it from the original watercolor to each stage
of the drawing and the printing with my friends. I feel this is a good way
to educate people on something few know anything about. It is up to us
printmakers to make others know and understand, people just understand
painting, at least they think they do.
That brings about a short story I heard last evening. Frineds of ours just
bought 2 paintings for their condo. it seems they were very excited because
they were dripped tar on canvas. ?????
Guess it was preformance art.

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Message 3
From: Frank Trueba
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 08:31:52 -0700
Subject: [Baren 24831] Re: Escher
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John, Carol, Marilynn,,

Lots of Escher material on the web

Check out this Escher inspired short film--very cool.

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Message 4
From: Barebonesart #
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 16:33:14 +0000
Subject: [Baren 24832] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V27 #2614 (Apr 9, 2004)
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I have a print in the American Print Alliance travelling show, Theater of the Mind, which will be making the rounds through 2006. I don't know when it will be where, though, and I suppose that is what you would like to know :-) I will be having a show the month of June at PrintArts Northwest in Portland, OR. The opening will be June 2 for PAN members & special people (like you all Bareners) and June 3 for the public. I hope everyone on the continent and beyond will come, especially if you're driving distance!

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Message 5
From: "Joseph Sheridan"
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 13:16:01 -0400
Subject: [Baren 24833] Re: Japanese papers
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New York Central Art supply is a great paper source. They do no that an active webpage set up yet, but it does have their contact information. You can get their paper catalogue and they also have paper samples for sale.
New York Central Art Supply
62 Third Avenue @ 11th street, New York, NY 10003
Monday-Saturday 8:30am-6:15pm
Store Telephone: 212-473-7705
Phone Orders: 1-800-950-6111
24-hour Fax: 212-475-2513
good luck,
Joe Sheridan