Today's postings

  1. [Baren 27167] Re: Baren summit II (L Cass)
  2. [Baren 27168] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2967 ("marilynn smih")
  3. [Baren 27169] Re: laser printer transfer (Mary Brooks-Mueller)
  4. [Baren 27170] Baren Exhibitions, Horncastle College, UK ("Harry French")
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Message 1
From: L Cass
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 10:57:09 -0500
Subject: [Baren 27167] Re: Baren summit II
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Hello Colleen -
I finally got on to your site - what a splendid and powerful show in a warm
ambience complete with good music that I think could only happen in Italy!
The sculpture looked particularly handsome and reminded me a bit of Lee
Bontecou's work - (hope you take that as a compliment)
Congratulations on your work
Louise Cass
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Message 2
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 08:15:08 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27168] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2967
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Congratulations Colleen. Your work is beautiful, very detailed. You
certainly are a cubist and I love it! Robert, the gallery in Eugene looks
beautiful and congrats to you on your solar plates. Bobby, I gave up on
your site, sorry, the server here is slow.
Soooo glad to hear so many from all over the world are planning on the
summit in 2006.
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Message 3
From: Mary Brooks-Mueller
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 17:37:02 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 27169] Re: laser printer transfer
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Hi Charles,
Most of the inks for printers are actually made with
acetone as a component. Acetone is used made to
produce plastics and that's why it can dissolve them,
same for ink. So, there's two doses of toxic exposure
there, ink & solvent.
Gloves are OK if they are specifically recommended for
acetone, but acetone mainly has access to your body
through the air you breathe (it remains in the local
environmnet of use for up to 20 hours) and evaporates
through your skin via the air. That means you need to
wear long sleeves and a face mask to be safe or else
work with a ventilator hood of fan.
Be careful, it's pretty toxic to the nerves.
My best,
Mary Ann
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Message 4
From: "Harry French"
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 07:37:03 -0000
Subject: [Baren 27170] Baren Exhibitions, Horncastle College, UK
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The Baren exchange exhibition : Surimono "The Four Elements" at the
prestigious Art Teachers' Conference, Horncastle College, Lincolnshire
has just been taken down. There were forty delegates and three national
keynote speakers. The exhibition was held in the seminar room. I was,of
course, present to discuss Baren and the exchange programme. I offered
again the exhibition to interested people.=20
Together with the Surimono exhibition was an information stand as to the
background of Baren with photographs I downloaded from the website. This
was to make you all real people rather than e mail 'cyberbodies' --with
permission from Mike Lyon. I also exhibited photos taken at the
children's workshop done in conjunction with the Surimono exhibition and
Frank Truebo's famous swap offer. The SIG (special interest group) of
Baren's left handed printmakers also had a stand.

The exhibition was on blue felt boards so I tipped each print with a
micro touch of Velcro so that they could be viewed without any visible
support or protective cover.=20
In schools, the exhibition fits into A4 transparent flimsies and an A4
folder for rough handling. However, young children have taken prints out
of the folders to experience tactile qualities that seems to be very
important to them. They also love the awesome responsibility of care and
conservation of the print whilst handling.

It was pure coincidence that one of the initiatives at the conference
was embedding ICT (Information, Communication Technology) into the art
and design curriculum. The Baren Exhibition gave pristine examples of
the first technologies of paper, wood and ink that were initiated
through the hi -tech communication of the computer and the Internet.=20

Regards to all,