Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45507] Smithsonian Sackler Museum show (SUSAN KALLAUGHER)
  2. [Baren 45508] Woodblock tools on eBay. (Steve Zobel)
  3. [Baren 45509] kites and prints (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 45510] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 13:21:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45507] Smithsonian Sackler Museum show
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Dear Bareners,
The woodblock printing demonstrations by Keiji Shinohara last weekend were fantastic, I hope some of you could attend.
The Sackler also has an exhibition of 36 of Hokusai's views of Mt Fuji that are unlikely to ever be shown together again.
They will probably not individually be on show for several years after this exhibition because of their frailty to light & humidity.
So this is a rare opportunity that Anne Utamaro the curator has created.
Over in the Freer Gallery they also have some of Hokusai's original paintings & drawings, so together this is a wonderful exposure to Japanese woodblock printing from 1800's.
Go see if you can.
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Message 2
From: Steve Zobel
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 01:28:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45508] Woodblock tools on eBay.
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Hi everyone,
I've done printmaking on and off for many years, which is why I joined this forum not too long ago.

I thought I'd be going back to woodblock printing, but painting suits my temperament better.

Now I'm selling off all of my woodblock tools to concentrate on painting.
I just wanted to give you guys a heads up.
eBay item: 320911936567
Regards to all,
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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 02:15:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45509] kites and prints
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If you are not familiar with the Drachen Foundation in Seattle, they support kites and travel the world in their enthusiasm.
Scott Skinner, the founder, has a nice article on his collection of Japanese Prints, each one has a kite in it somewhere! I met Ali Fujino, the director, at a woodblock class several years ago and she has become a long distance friend since we only see each other once every year or so.

My best to all

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Subject: Sometimes a picture IS worth a thousand words
Posted by: Elizabeth Busey

An amazed printmaker at the Broad Ripple Art Fair.

Sunday was a good day at the Broad Ripple Art Fair. I was surprised that morning with the news that I was the first place winner of the entire show. Words escaped me then, as they do now. What it said to me was that even though I am a printmaker who makes prints that don't look like traditional printmaking...I should keep going!

For all of the no's I have had this spring, finally a yes.

The weekend was hot, hot, hot. I did get to see the work of printmakers Silvia Pixley, Ken Swanson, Lisa VanMeter and Melissa Nees Haugen. They all have very different styles, and warrant a look at their websites.

Time to put the amazed brain and hands to work on the next print.  Hope you get a yes! in your life as well.

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