|Jo Andersen, Marika Szabo and Marlys|
|Joe Marshall touching up his relief plate|
It has been too long since I have posted!
MK and I have been spending lots of time on the Southern Graphics Council conference project we are curating for the Arizona Print Group. Dan Welden donated solarplates to our 26 members last year to do a group project. We envisioned all now 30 members' prints collaged together in one long print joined by a common theme and a horizontal line running through each print (at varying orientations). The theme we chose was Reality/Distortion to fit in with the conference theme of Equilibrium. We submitted the proposal to SGC and were accepted as one of 11 exchanges which will be on view during the conference March 16-19 2011 in St Louis. Since many of the print group members had little to no experience with solarplates we have been having some really fun studio sessions helping them achieve their visions. We had two sessions in Tucson hosted by the generous and talented Jo Andersen and have had several sessions at our studio, Bilancia. It has cemented the vision Marlys and I have of a working print studio with collaborations and teaching...sigh. Happy sigh!
THANKSGIVING IN BISBEE
|Copper Queen Hotel|
MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS NEW 2011 CALENDAR AND CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Two new exhibitions opened Friday night, coinciding with the unveiling of the new fundraising calendar. Each calendar has 12 original prints and sells for $200. 29 artists participated, including me (see earlier post here.) It's really easy way to start art collecting. And the work is quite good.
|"Grand Tour" by Corinne Geertsen|