Friday, November 21, 2008
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
We came across a fantastic article from World Bulletin explaining the origins and the method of creating EBRU or Turkish Paper (we know it as marbled paper or paper marbeling). The link is here.
The Allen Library has an amazing collection of book arts which includes over 14,000 examples of historical and modern aspects of the physical book. We just love this one for inspiration.
Image Shown: Sande Wascher-James, How Long? Renton, WA, 1994. Silkscreen and color photocopy printed
Vienna's The Soundry is moving its Grand(er) Opening Party to Saturday December 13th. It will be a jolly time and artists will have items at the show that will make unique and wonderful holiday gifts. They will also have plenty of good food, drinks, and even a few surprises.
The Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), a program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), features small, original works at its popular, annual show, “Wrap It Up” which opens with a reception for the public. The unjuried show features works by CHAL members who submit five pieces of ready-to-hang small works. Three pieces are hung for the opening and as the pieces sell, the two pieces in reserve replace sold works. Artists receive a 90% commission on the sales. “Wrap It Up” exudes a shiny, fun spirit as shoppers eagerly purchase bargain, quality art and announce “wrap it up.”
We could not have been more excited to receive Todd Savitch's press release about Sidney Lawrence's Ink Cities Book Signing where Lawrence will provide personalized inscriptions and sketches for his new 200-edition artist's book.
Inspired by pocket-sized sketchbooks artists often carry while traveling, the 32-page, spiral-bound publication ($26) presents Lawrence's highly detailed, often fantasy-laden drawings of 24 cities from around the world-DC, Shanghai, Fez, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and Sydney, to name a few---with a handwritten fact, anecdote or impression to accompany each image. Ink drawings, Lawrence says, are "my Ouija Board for capturing a city's buzz and sense of adventure."
Ink Cities is meant to appeal to all ages, Lawrence stresses. "At the end, readers may use their own words and images to portray their favorite cities on five blank pages," he says. The reproduced drawings date from 1987 to 2008; several are in local and national collections. Ink Cities appears as part of Lawrence's current show at DFA of paintings, reliefs and works on paper (Nov. 15, 2008 to Jan. 17, 2009), and is much appreciated after all the photography we will have seen during DC Fotoweek. Lawrence has exhibited in the DC area since the early 1980s and also in California and Massachusetts.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
The Sundaram Tagore Gallery (New York, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong) is exhibiting Qadri's work under the title "Seer: The Art of Sohan Qadri" in their Hong Kong location. All works are ink and dye on paper and 55 x 39 in. You can get a sneak peak at www.sundaramtagore.com.
Posted by shauna lee lange at Friday, November 07, 2008