Today's postings

  1. [Baren 25113] Bette Wappner to coordinate Exchange #21 -- Surimono (Mike Lyon)
  2. [Baren 25114] Re: Bette Wappner to coordinate Exchange #21 -- Surimono ("Diane Cutter")
  3. [Baren 25115] Re: Bette Wappner to coordinate Exchange #21 -- Surimono ("Diane Cutter")
  4. [Baren 25116] Surimono Baren Exchange #21 (Bette Norcross Wappner)
  5. [Baren 25117] Hanga or woodcut ("Harry French")
  6. [Baren 25118] Re: Trip to Toronto (Charles Morgan)
  7. [Baren 25119] About Walter J. Phillips (ArtfulCarol #
  8. [Baren 25120] Re: Trip to Toronto ("John Furr")
  9. [Baren 25121] Toronto visit (Charles Morgan)
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Message 1
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 08:23:15 -0500
Subject: [Baren 25113] Bette Wappner to coordinate Exchange #21 -- Surimono
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Just wanted to let you know that Bette Wappner has volunteered / agreed to
coordinate Exchange #21 (Surimono). I'm sure that you'll be hearing from
her soon, especially if you're signed up for this exchange (delivery
deadline is August 1)... See for
additional information.

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
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Message 2
From: "Diane Cutter"
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 09:30:56 -0300
Subject: [Baren 25114] Re: Bette Wappner to coordinate Exchange #21 -- Surimono
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That's wonderful... If there is any way I can help albeit very long
distance (Puerto Rico), PLEASE let me know. (Of course it goes without
saying that my contribution to this exchange will be on time.)

I have a question... Since I've never done a hanga print, may I do a
regular woodblock cut (Western technique)? I fear the learning curve on
Japanese printing is a little slow...

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Message 3
From: "Diane Cutter"
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 09:43:55 -0300
Subject: [Baren 25115] Re: Bette Wappner to coordinate Exchange #21 -- Surimono
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Please, no one answer my question on woodcuts... I just re-read the
exchange instructions. Please forgive an intelligent but visual person...
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Message 4
From: Bette Norcross Wappner
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 09:47:26 -0400
Subject: [Baren 25116] Surimono Baren Exchange #21
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Dear Surimono Bareners -

I'm pleased to be your coordinator for Exchange #21. The theme is the
four elements - earth, air, fire, and water.

Please read ALL of the details for this exchange at:

The date that all prints must be to me is August 1st, 2004.

I need to stress to you how important it is to double-check your paper
size before you start carving and printing! Please refer to the details
page to make sure. The paper size is: 9" HIGH x 8" WIDE (or 23cm high
x 20.5cm wide).

Another important date is the 'drop-out' deadline of July 1st, 2004. If
you must drop out of the exchange, you must do so by this date.

After you have all of your collophon information, please fill out and
submit the Print Information Form at the Exchange Information Page, so I
can get started on the collophon design and construction.

One last reminder - order your beautiful storage case for $30 for this
exchange by clicking on the link at the Exchange Info. Page as well.
The sooner the better, so we can get them ordered Be sure to
specify that the case is for #21 (surimono) in the comments when you
place your order. People who order late often don't get their cases on
time, so order NOW!

I hope for this to be an enjoyable exchange for everyone, as well as a
rewarding one in your printing challenges and endeavors!

Thank you,
Bette Wappner
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Message 5
From: "Harry French"
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 15:32:35 +0100
Subject: [Baren 25117] Hanga or woodcut
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My apologies for the strange format in my posting yesterday : it obviously was not conforming to normal Baren. I can assure you it was not an avant garde typographic masterpiece!
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Message 6
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 07:53:24 -0700
Subject: [Baren 25118] Re: Trip to Toronto
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Dan, I just got back from Toronto ... here are a few suggestions.

You did not say how you long you are staying or how you are getting into
town from the airport. So I will make a few suggestions, some of which may
not be appropriate, depending on your circumstances. You will find it
helpful to buy a map of Toronto either in a store in your hometown before
you leave or in the airport terminal when you arrive.

A taxi from the airport will cost about $45 ... but public transport is
easy and cheap.

For public transportation from the airport: I am not sure at which
terminal you will arrive ... Lester Pearson Airport has three terminals,
labeled terminal 1, terminal 2, and terminal 3 ... not very imaginative,
but easy to remember. Go to the DEPARTURES level, find the city bus stop,
and catch city bus 192, the Airport Rocket. The cost is $2.75, exact
change. After making the rounds of the terminals, it will take you straight
to the western end of the subway line. At no further cost, go into the
subway terminal and catch any train into downtown.

The schedule for the Airport Rocket is here:

Information about the subway and a map can be found here:

You can get to many very interesting places on the subway quite cheaply. I
believe the fare is $2.75 per ride. But for a $10.00 bill you can get 5
tokens and some change back. Or for more money you get an even better deal.

The Royal Ontario Museum is at Queen's Park Avenue and Boor Street West,
very close to the St. George terminal of the subway. The ROM is being
extensively renovated, so there is some considerable disruption. But it is
free on Friday evenings from 4:30 til 9:00pm. The website is:

The Ontario Science Center is WELL worth a visit .. it is FUN, with mostly
hands on, interactive displays. The only "problem" is that there are swarms
of kids. It is easy to get to by public transport. Check their website:

There are a couple of free galleries on the campus of University of
Ontario, which is a large campus, basically in the area of the ROM. Check
with the University visitors center for a map of campus and directions to
the galleries.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is well worth a visit. It is on 317 Dundas West
about halfway between Spadina and University. There is a metro station at
University and Dundas, and the AGO is only about a 4 block walk from there.
To view LOTS of prints, call ahead and make an appointment for their print
library. You tell them what you want to see, and they bring it to you. The
gallery admission is about $12, but the gallery is free on Wednesday
evenings, I think. And by all means check out their gift shop and book
store. You can buy a wonderful book about Edvard Munch, with color
illustrations, pictures of his blocks, stages and versions of his most well
known prints, etc ... for only $10, a REAL bargain!

The Japanese Paper Place is a good spot. Their website is:
The address is: 887 Queen Street West ... Queen Street is just south of Dundas.
It is an easy walk from the AGO to the Japanese Paper Place.

Louise Cass has a nice show on at The Beacher Cafe, 2162 Queen Street East.
That is quite a way east from downtown, but easy to get to by subway. Take
the subway east to the Main Street terminal, then walk south to Queen
Street, and you will be very close to the Cafe. In addition to the show,
the food is yummy!!! Check with Louise to see how long the show will be up.

If you like old printing equipment, Don Black Lincasting is worth a visit:
120 Midwest Road, Unit 5. Call ahead to be sure someone will be there.
Their website is:
Take the subway east to the Lawrence East station, and it is an easy walk
from there.

Check with Louise Cass and Emma Jane Hogbin for other suggestions and advice.

Enjoy your visit .....

Cheers ....... Charles
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Message 7
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 12:03:02 EDT
Subject: [Baren 25119] About Walter J. Phillips
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If you have not yet found the woodcuts and information on Walter J. Phillips
and you have hours to spare I recommend the following website .
As an experimenter, reading it brought clarity to some of my "antics". I
only partially go along with the 'blindly" part.
If I am going to enjoy " the fun of experimenting blindly" I have to go now
to replicate the technique of chance survivors from countless failures and
make an edition of variants.

It brings to mind what Dave Bull said "If you like something, isn't it better
if it takes a long time?"

As usual,
Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY
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Message 8
From: "John Furr"
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 12:59:53 -0400
Subject: [Baren 25120] Re: Trip to Toronto
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To add to Charles’ advice I will say Dan to get a day pass for the subway
and transit system. That allows you unlimited use of the transit system for
24 hours for $7.75. Charles seems like he is wiling to walk further than
your average Torontonian given what he calls an easy walk…LOL.

To go to the Beacher Café from Downtown, I recommend you do not take the
subway. You would miss a scenic ride along Queen St. E. on the street car.
If you take the street car you can walk along a several mile stretch known
as ‘The Beaches’ between Woodbine Ave. and Victoria Park Ave. There are so
many eclectic shops and galleries and such along here you could spend all
day there, if you have a day pass to the TTC (Toronto transit commission)
you can hop back onto the Queen Street E. Street car and head back downtown
and to the Queen street West area…

Toronto has two ‘artsy’ areas… the main one along Queen West from Just east
of Spadina to just west of Ossington. The other is the beaches area.

To go to Don Black’s you have to take both the Subway and the LRT (light
rail transit) and then walk from Lawrence East station. Or if you wanted a
ride from the station I would give you one since I can always use an excuse
to visit Don’s.

Charles mentioned everywhere I did in my private email and he remembered the
JPP which I forgot to mention… He must have just been there…lol. Did you
make it home with any money left Charles?

John Furr

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Message 9
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 09:46:12 -0700
Subject: [Baren 25121] Toronto visit
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Sorry ... bite my tongue ... I should have said "University of Toronto",
NOT "University of Ontario" ... guess I was fixated on the AGO and the ROM.

Cheers ....... Charles