Today's postings

  1. [Baren 29114] exchange #26 (brad robinson)
  2. [Baren 29115] RE: Baren Digest (old) V33 #3242 ("marilynn smih")
  3. [Baren 29116] Re: Disregard that.. (Wanda Robertson)
  4. [Baren 29117] Re: exchange 26 (L Cass)
  5. [Baren 29118] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  6. [Baren 29119] Japanese prints on dispay in Ashland, Virginia (baren_member #
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Message 1
From: brad robinson
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 08:42:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 29114] exchange #26
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just wanted to let you know that i will be printing my prints today for exchange #26. my partner and i are currently packing up our house due to an owner move in eviction so i have been a little busy. (besides which we were also in massachusetts for the fall colors and where i had the pleasure of meeting baren member annie bissett and buying a couple of her fabulous "the power of tea" prints) as soon as the prints are dry they will be flying through the air to you!

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Message 2
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 09:50:29 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29115] RE: Baren Digest (old) V33 #3242
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Diane thanks for coordinating the dreams and visions exchange. I will be eagerly awaiting the package. It is unfortunate to hear that we are one print short, with so many Baren memebers and so many wanting to participate. Guys these prints get better with every exchange. Those who have participated since the very start and done all or near all the exchanges are in possession of a wealth of beautiful art work. The other thing about Baren people is how kind and helpful they are to every stage of our learning curve. I would encourage beginners to get in there and do an exchange, we love getting all the prints no matter how professional they are. Some times you simply fail to recognize your own best work.
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Message 3
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 11:41:06 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29116] Re: Disregard that..
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No problem Connie - we are all anxiously awaiting that exchange!

It's coming, it's coming, yippee! Can't wait to see the prints.

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Message 4
From: L Cass
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 19:29:14 -0400
Subject: [Baren 29117] Re: exchange 26
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Hi John -
My prints are in the mail and with luck you'll get them on Tuesday 1st
Nov! -well, maybe Wednesday unless the U.S. customs holds them up (I put
'printed matter' on the form and a value of $100 -didn't want to put a
higher value or insure them as that would surely intrigue the customs
officials - perhaps should have put 'no value' . Unfortunately, I can't
remember what I put on the other packages of prints destined for the States )
So let's hope they get to Chicago ok
Louise C.
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 30 Oct 2005 03:55:02 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29118] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (8 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: Autumn 2005 issue of the 'Hyakunin Issho' newsletter is ready.

Item: Hanga Treasure Chest - 20th print uploaded


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
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Message 6
From: baren_member #
Date: 30 Oct 2005 10:48:38 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29119] Japanese prints on dispay in Ashland, Virginia

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Virginia Museum Exhibition of Japanese Prints to Open at Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA The Actor's Image: The Japan-Virginia Society Collection of Ukiyo-e Prints” is an exhibition of woodblock prints created in 19th-century Japan. Featuring Kabuki theatre and its famous actors, these prints offer a rich array of compelling images that invite viewers into the lively and fascinating world of Japanese art and theatre.

The exhibition of 26 prints will open Oct. 22 at Randolph-Macon College's McGraw-Page Library, located at 305 Henry Street on the R-MC campus. The exhibition premiered at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in April and currently is on a tour of the state of Virginia.

Kabuki first appeared in Japan during the late 1500s. Based on traditional tales of tragedy, romance and honorable behavior, Kabuki performances found a second vehicle for expression in the exquisite ukiyo-e paintings and prints of the Japanese Edo period (1615-1868).

Ukiyo-e woodblock prints celebrated the colorful, sensual, exciting and extravagant urban lifestyles of Japan’s Edo period. Of great interest to artists of the time were the outstanding Kabuki plays and performers who captivated the public imagination. Portrait prints of famous actors were published to promote Kabuki performances and were sold as souvenirs. These prints were in high demand and were such a pervasive presence in Japanese popular culture they even influenced contemporary fashions and lifestyles.

These prints are alive with drama, vibrant with color and intense with emotion, said Eileen Mott, statewide exhibition coordinator for the Virginia Museums of Fine Arts. They have inspired artists from the Impressionists to modern-day masters and continue to enchant viewers today.”

The ukiyo-e prints in the exhibition were all made by artists of the Utagawa school and date from around 1820 to 1865. Many are by the renowned artist Utagawa Tokoyuni III. They were presented to the Japan-Virginia Society by the Utagawaha Monjinkai, a group that supports the artists and programs of the Utagawa school.

The exhibition will be on display at Randolph-Macon's McGraw-Page Library through Nov. 18. Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 1 a.m. For more information, contact Todd Munson at (804) 752-7250 or