Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Your Days Are Numbered Print Exchange

I finished my print today, for the Your Days Are Numbered print exchange.  Todd Christensen of New Mexico Highlands University is the organizer.  I met Todd at the Southern Graphics Council conference in Chicago two Marches ago.  I had been in another print exchange with him organized by Melanie Yazzie, so I recognized his name when I saw him there.  I am curious to see who else is in this exchange but look forward to seeing the work by the other artists whoever they are.  The size is 10" x 22" and this print is titled "Heart Broken."

I printed a few extra from the first color pull in a greener version, to play around with later.  I wanted to experiment with different color variations to see how to get the figure to pop out.  But I am happy with this two color version.  It took me awhile to carve the (golden cut) linoleum after having used Gomuban for my last 4 reduction prints.  But the Gomuban didn't come in a size large enough to accommodate the 22" image requirement.  Gomuban is the name of the product at McClain's.  The same product is available at Graphic Chemical but they call it Blue Vinyl.   I asked Dean Clark if he could get it in a larger size and he said he would check on his next trip to Japan (where this product originates).

My next two projects are exchanges due in January.  Both will utiltize solarplates.  So I will be switching hats, after a few days of play with the remaining relief prints.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Expressions of the Soul - First Friday Report

Many people turned out for the First Friday reception at the Cathedral for the Arts Olney Gallery show "Expressions of the Soul - 5 Artists."  Annie Lopez, Joan Yen, Michelle Peacock, Mitral Kamali and myself came together at the invitation of Joan who put forth our proposal to this fine exhibition gallery.  The work is as varied and diverse as the artists.  We enjoyed seeing and meeting the art appreciators who stopped by, including Congressman and Mrs Ed Pastor.
We also met Pat Powers of Powerzmedia who recorded short audio statements from the artists which will go with the slide show to be made from photos of the evening taken by her husband.  This video will be made available to us artists and I will share it with you as soon as it comes out - (within the next month.) 

One of the unusual and very cool things going on for the opening at the Cathedral Center for the Arts was a slide show of our artwork on the side of the Church facing Central Avenue, put together and run by Roberta Hancock's son.  Roberta is the art director/curator for the Cathedral for the Arts and she treated us all like rock stars. 

So if you are feeling like you missed something special, you have another opportunity to see the slide show, meet the artists, see some great art and listen to some music too!  Third Friday, November 19th we will do it all again.  6-10 PM Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Expressions of the Soul Opening Reception

I am one of five women showing at the Cathedral Center for the Arts at Central and Roosevelt starting this (First) Friday.  We are pleased to have two receptions - one for First Friday and another for Third Friday.  Stop by to meet the artists and see some wonderful art by a very diverse group of women:  Annie Lopez, Joan Jue Yen, Mitra Kamali, Michelle Peacock et moi!
Cathedral Center for the Arts
Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral
100 West Roosevelt Street, Phoenix
First Friday nov 5 6-10pm
artist reception
Third Friday nov 19 6-10pm
collector’s evening
(public welcome)
Olney Gallery is open during regular business hours: M-F, 9a-4p