"Rock On" :Mezzotint Workshop II
If you have interest in learning more about the process and beautiful results of this acid-free intaglio technique, sign up! Entitled "Rock On", this workshop will be led by professional printmaker Julie Niskanen--specializing in Mezzotint and other intaglio processes. Julie, whose award-winning work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, brings not only extensive knowledge of the process to this workshop, but also custom-made tools to aid in the creation of mezzotints. For those possessing prior experience with the technique, you will be pleasantly surprised at the relative ease Julie's methods provide in both plate preparation and image rendition.
The workshop will be held September 16, 18, 23, & 25 at the Print Shop at 311 W Martin Street Galleries & Studios.
To see more about mezzotints please go www.julieniskanen.com/mezzotint.html
Workshop fee: $100
Space is limited, so sign up soon!!!
To sign up, contact Judy Jones or Julie Niskanen.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
engravings, photographs, and silverpoints
August 01, 2008
General Opening: Aug.1st 6-9pm
Artist Reception: Aug.15th 6-9pm
Flanders Art Gallery will host artists Andy Farkas, Jeannine Cook, and Gina Fuentes Walker for Float, an exhibit looking at the delicacy and detail contained within nature's flora.
As Farkas debuts his new book River, he will include individual pulled prints that were produced to illustrate the new text. Farkas's works, notably his past wood engravings, are characterized by fine lines and are populated by animals and children attempting to make sense of their physical and psychological environments. He will also provide an explanatory installation of printmaking processes within the exhibit.
Selected from her Seasons on Sapelo series, Cook's pieces will showcase her silverpoint studies of the changing scenery on a barrier island in Georgia. Silverpoint is a medium that dates to the twelfth century, and it entails wielding a silver stylus over a prepared surface to produce the resulting image.
Walker offers transparency photographs that become sculptural endeavors as she presents translucent images of branches and ferns mounted between layers of glass.