Today's postings

  1. [Baren 26901] Re: Introduction (Mike Lyon)
  2. [Baren 26902] Re: Google Pages (Jan Telfer)
  3. [Baren 26903] U of Oregon Art Museum (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 26904] Re: Chamomile Tea (Sharri LaPierre)
  5. [Baren 26905] Re: U of Oregon Art Museum ("Robert Canaga")
  6. [Baren 26906] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2933 ("marilynn smih")
  7. [Baren 26907] Re: U of Oregon Art Museum (Aqua4tis #
  8. [Baren 26908] Re: Chamomile Tea (Aqua4tis #
  9. [Baren 26909] new to baren (Cpbrooks04 #
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Message 1
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 09:35:26 -0600
Subject: [Baren 26901] Re: Introduction
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Connie Lambert wrote:

Hello, Connie.

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 2
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 00:02:41 +0800
Subject: [Baren 26902] Re: Google Pages
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Thank you Julio,
These were great nostalgic pages..... and I was going to go to bed
early tonight too!!

On Sunday, January 23, 2005, at 09:00 PM,
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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 10:53:57 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 26903] U of Oregon Art Museum
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I was invited to the black tie event at the U of Oregon in Eugene for the opening of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art...there were only 1200 of us so just a little group....great party but a 240 mile round trip drive to get there and back...I drank so much coffee to be sure I was awake to drive home that I was up until 3 AM.

Of course you know in Oregon "black tie" means anything from tennis shoes and jeans to tuxedos...and all were there. Jordan Schnitzer is our resident millionaire here in Portland, from the Schintzer steel family...he collects prints in a huge way and loves printmaking. He knows a lot about his artists and his collection but not a whole lot about process (from a printmakers view, the general public probably does not know this). He gives impassioned speaches about his collection and if you ever have a chance to hear him speak, don't miss it. You will be enthralled and so very excited when you leave. He mounts exhibits all over the northwest and pays for buses to bring school children from all the surrounding areas to see the works. He has 54 exhibits going as I write this. So you can imagine the amount of work he has. I have seen his store room and it is unbelievable. It fills the whole basement of a highrise building here in Portland. He considers himself a steward of the work and
wants everyone to see these great American contemporary prints. He is doing a fine job of making this happen.

There was a fabulous Warhol room from his own collection, you cannot imagine the number of works. Must have been 75 of them, all huge. It is the most impressive exhibit I have ever seen of this work. He has the Marilyn Monroe series, the pop can series, the Mao series, the shoes, the shadows, the green stamps and lots and lots of portraits. Jordan spoke at length and only about 50 people were in the room at the time to hear his speech about the Warhols. It was just so very interesting, you cannot imagine how fun it was. Truly a great thing for the backwoods of Oregon.

I also saw a woodblock artist in a small in between room, sort of a passageway between one great gallery and another. There were about 12 prints of Junichiro Sekino, an artist I did not know. He was a contemporary printmaker who died in 1988. You can see some of his work here
the pieces in the museum were all roof and landscape scenes and beautifully done. Not thin lines, but amazing compositions and so well printed. I have a book on Clifton Karhu and this work reminded me a little bit of his work. If anyone lives close enough to go see this, I highly recommend it. They seem to have a great Asian collection as I saw a lot of work in other rooms as well, beautiful screens and scrolls.

The Warhols are worth seeing as well...all in all it was an amazing experience! See info about the museum here:
Best to all,
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Message 4
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 10:56:34 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26904] Re: Chamomile Tea
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It is so good to see a message from you again - your input has been
missed. Congrats on the new show and I wish I lived a wee bit closer
to Schenectady. (Is that how it's spelled? It's a good thing I don't
live there-)

This is not woodblock material, but of interest to all printmakers,
should be the Lucian Freud exhibit currently at the Portland Art Museum
(Oregon, not Maine). For those in the area, Run don't Walk, to take
it in because I think Jan. 25 is the last day. Just soaking up these
images for future trips in woodblock land is worth it. While you're
there, the Peoples of the River exhibition is up now, too. It is all
about the original people who lived along the Columbia River. The
reason I mention it is the exquisite carving done on some of the bone,
wood, antlers, leather, etc. The designs lend themselves well to
woodblock and just seeing that magnificent carving will make you want
to run right home and get to work on a block. Which I will now do.

(the new grand daughter is doing fine, though is being referred to as a
personal methane plant by her father - hope the colic ends soon for
their sakes!)
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Message 5
From: "Robert Canaga"
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 11:27:25 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26905] Re: U of Oregon Art Museum
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Barbara, I am so glad you got to come down and see our labor of love.
We were so tired from the Donor's Dinner (no tennis shows) Friday night we could not make it to the members show. Sounds like a real crowd!
Jordan is such a wonderful asset to Oregon and to printmaking! I love the Warhol show, 125 prints. I want the diamond dust ones!
The director of the Warhol Museum was here and I got to talk to him for a while about the controversy of "fake" Wormholes, very interesting.
Did you get to go in Gordon's room?
We are very interested in doing a show of NWPC artists (juried) here at Opus6ix so lets talk soon.
I am thinking of asking Mike L. and a few other Bareners if they would be interested also. Dan Weldon is showing in June to coincide with his workshops.
Talk soon
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Message 6
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 12:51:50 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26906] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2933
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Just a question. I was looking for something in the Baren Mall when i
noticed there is still an ad for the 2004 calendars. Well we are in 2005
now. So were they all sold or whatever? Only curious here as I know at one
point there were a few still available???
As for my korokoro ball bearing baren, i always use a sheet between it and
the print. I like to get the pigment on and probably push a bit hard, and
if you do that it can easily tear up your paper, a backing sheet avoids that
and also keeps it from getting water or paper into the ball part of the
baren. But also the pressure gives the print a slight emboss. Maybe this
is considered undesireable, I find it a nice extra touch.
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Message 7
From: Aqua4tis #
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 16:01:09 EST
Subject: [Baren 26907] Re: U of Oregon Art Museum
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thank you so much for sharing these sites with us the work is amazing
i wish there were more people like mr schnitzer in america sounds like you
had a magical evening
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Message 8
From: Aqua4tis #
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 16:04:22 EST
Subject: [Baren 26908] Re: Chamomile Tea
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im begining to wish i lived in oregon or new york you seem to have so many
things going on in both places and ive not heard much news of anything in
so calif :-(
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Message 9
From: Cpbrooks04 #
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 20:18:33 EST
Subject: [Baren 26909] new to baren
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I recently joined the baren forum. Below is brief information on my work. I
am specifically interested in French Barbizon and German Expressionist
printmaking, as well as the work of contemporary artists. I am looking forward to
collaborating with other printmakers.

Warmest regards,

Charles Philip Brooks

Charles Philip Brooks, born in North Carolina, studied in New England in
the studio of highly respected Boston School authority Paul Ingbretson and with
the renowned American Barbizon painter Dennis Sheehan. He is primarily a
landscape painter, focusing on the landscape of the southeastern United States.
His work incorporates elements of impressionism and is firmly rooted in the
American Barbizon / Tonalist tradition of landscape painting. He works out of
the tradition established by such artists as George Inness, Alexander Wyant,
Bruce Crane, John Francis Murphy, Dwight William Tryon, and North Carolina’s
own Elliot Daingerfield. Further influences include the painters Eugene
Boudin and Charles –Francois Daubigny, as well as the many other masters of the
French Barbizon School.