Artist as Kohen:
Art by participants in Artists’ Beit Midrash
Judith Joseph and Jane Shapiro, co-facilitators
Curated by Judith Joseph
Choshen, by Linda Sonin
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, Illinois Through January 2015
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:45pm
Lois Barr ▪ Sam Bernstein ▪ Sylvia Dresser ▪ Nessia Frank ▪ Judith Joseph ▪ Ruti Modlin ▪ Lilach Schrag ▪ Judy Solomon ▪ Linda Carol Sonin
Leah Sosewitz ▪ Sandy Starkman
Join us for a wine & cheese reception and study session with Jane Shapiro.
Reservations are requested to Marcie Eskin at email@example.com or 847/432-8900×234.
To view exhibit at other times, please call NSSBE 847/432-8900 for open hours.
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3′ x 5′ Baltic Birch Plywood, 3/4″ thick
Drawing on board; starting to carve
LOTS of wood shavings
Tree trunk, detail
Stage One: board rolled up with water-based ink helps me see image
Stage Two: addition of work in margins
Stage Two rolled up with more ink
I based my woodcut design on this recent work: Ghost Scroll, cut and painted,mixed media, 3′ x 4′. Judith Joseph, 2014.
Sometimes invitations that appear in my inbox are too tantalizing to hit “delete”. About six months ago, I received a “Call For Artists” for an event called “Really Big Prints” in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. It was described as an opportunity to create a huge (3’x 5′) woodcut print and have it printed by a steamroller!
The thought of seeing a steamroller re-purposed as a press to create huge works of art was irresistible. Being inexperienced as a woodcut artist, naturally, I jumped at the chance(!) I conferred with my experts, who were generous with their knowledge and time: Ellen Holtzblatt, who makes exquisite woodcuts; and Alex, the owner of McClain’s Printmaking Supplies.
The event requests that each artist (there will be 45 working over 5 days) create an edition of 4-5 prints and donate one copy to the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc.
I did the drawing and carving in 3 1/2 days. My cutting marks improved as I got a feel for the tools, and gained some fluidity and expressiveness. The final day I started at 10 a.m. and finished at 8 p.m., and didn’t feel the day pass by. Carving is wonderfully addictive; what a joy to lose myself in work that way, and have the calluses on my hands to show for it.
I will post again after the event, with photos and videos.
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“Fractured Yet Rising” is a juried multi-media exhibition of works on the subject of violence against women. In addition to works submitted by artists, the artist-members of ARC, a women’s co-op gallery, worked with residents of a domestic violence shelter on collaborative pieces, giving voice to their experiences.
Dates: March 5-29, 2014. Details here.
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Tagged ARC, calligraphy, Chicago, co-op gallery, collaborative art, domestic violence shelter, graphic art, letterforms, violence against women