Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42314] iwano (Bill Behrend)
  2. [Baren 42315] Re: Some really beautiful woodblock landscapes--work of J. Wors... (ArtfulCarol #
  3. [Baren 42316] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V53 #5425 (Nov 8, 2010) (Le Green)
  4. [Baren 42317] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V53 #5425 (Nov 8, 2010) (Bette Wappner)
  5. [Baren 42318] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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From: Bill Behrend
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 13:21:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42314] iwano
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I'd be glad to do it. 

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From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 14:56:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42315] Re: Some really beautiful woodblock landscapes--work of J. Wors...
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Thank you Andrew for Jennifer Worsley site below.
Love them all. What planning is shown !!! Suicide prints!
Carol L.
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Message 3
From: Le Green
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:49:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42316] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V53 #5425 (Nov 8, 2010)
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I am back in the saddle again!
If you have not gotten a packet for the Baren Summit San Antonio, Email me!\

Le Green
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Message 4
From: Bette Wappner
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:02:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42317] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V53 #5425 (Nov 8, 2010)
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What are the dates of the Baren Summit San Antonio?
Thank you,
Bette Wappner

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Subject: Print Week NY 2010 - EAB Fair
Posted by: Annie B

I'm back from my whirlwind 14-hour trip to New York to see this year's Print Week offerings, or at least as many as I could cram into that short amount of time. This year there was a new fair, the "Lighthouse" Fine Print and Drawing Fair, in addition to the EAB (Editions/Artist's Books) Fair and the venerable (20 years!) IFPDA Print Fair at the Armory. Each of the fairs had its own personality and emphasis, which made for an interesting day. I'll look at each fair in its own post over the next few days.

My first stop was the EAB (Editions/Artist's Books) Fair in Chelsea. Of the three print fairs, this one is the broadest. It's kind of a hybrid event featuring artist's books, two-dimensional prints and works on paper, three-dimensional multiples, small installations, and even some video. It's definitely the most contemporary and hip of the three fairs and the most accessible with its free admission. Here are a few exhibitors that were highlights for me.

"Grass 2.2" moku hanga by Mike Lyon, 22.5 x 72 inches
I was happy to see Center for Contemporary Printmaking from Connecticut. CCP, the self-described "only nonprofit organization between New York City and Boston solely dedicated to the art of the print," is located fairly close to where I live, but shamefully I've not made it there yet for a visit. I was excited to see that CCP was showing Mike Lyon's moku hanga print "Grass 2.2" (shown above). Mike has been a virtual friend on various printmaking web sites for several years but I've never seen his work in real life so it was a treat. I was surprised when the CCP representative who I spoke with didn't know that Mike cuts his large blocks with a computer-controlled router. That fact, to me, is one of the most interesting aspects of Mike's work -- he designed, built and programmed the carving router and also designed and built a very large-bed press with a special system to deliver the large sheets dampened paper to the bed. This equipment is quite amazing in its own right.

"Untitled" by Jiha Moon
I've been interested in the artist Jiha Moon ever since I had the opportunity to watch her work with master printer Peter Pettingill at Smith College a couple of years ago, so when I saw a piece that looked like her work at the Landfall Press booth I had to stop and investigate. The recently completed print, shown at right, is more understated than some of Moon's other work and I really like it. The white pieces of paper you see at the top are fortune cookie fortunes. I'm not sure if this is an etching or a lithograph. Anyone know?

Unlike some exhibitors at the other fairs, representatives at the EAB Fair seemed willing and in fact eager to talk with just about everyone who was passing through. I had a nice conversation with a man who was selling Esopus magazine. Esopus is an arts magazine published twice a year that features fresh work from a wide range of creatives, themed for each issue. A sampling of fiction, poetry, visual essays, interviews, etc. can be found in each issue, plus a themed CD of new music. I bought a subscription!

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