Today's postings

  1. [Baren 30080] Returning member intro. (Bobbi Chukran)
  2. [Baren 30081] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  3. [Baren 30082] Woodblock prints on display ... in Tokyo ... Mt. Pleasant Michigan (baren_member #
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Message 1
From: Bobbi Chukran
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 09:08:10 -0600
Subject: [Baren 30080] Returning member intro.
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Hi all,

Just wanted to say "howdy" and re-introduce myself. The list looks
awfully quiet from what I remember a few years ago....

When I was here last, I was doing vinyl block prints almost
exclusively, but since then I've actually done some woodblock prints.
It's addictive, isn't it?!

My style is rustic, but those were done on pine, so that has a little
to do with it. I'm hoping to get some different kind of wood to try
out soon. I've also been using water-based acrylic paint
experimentally, which is nice because the outline doesn't smear when
I paint these.

The list blog looks good! What a good idea.....

Anyway, just wanted to pop in....glad to be back.

Bobbi C.
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Message 2
From: Blog Manager
Date: 9 Feb 2006 04:55:09 -0000
Subject: [Baren 30081] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (13 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: A Circular Bokashi


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
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Message 3
From: baren_member #
Date: 9 Feb 2006 11:44:31 -0000
Subject: [Baren 30082] Woodblock prints on display ... in Tokyo ... Mt. Pleasant Michigan

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Aya Kondo : Rock 'n' roll with manners

What can you say about Aya Kondo, a woodblock-print artist who has taken staid wafu -- traditional Japanese style -- and turned it into girly sass? In doing so, Kondo encapsulates everything we love about Japanese youth culture at its best: well-mannered rock 'n' roll, cultural self-consciousness, the go-getter ganbare spirit and a willingness to steal shamelessly from abroad.

Kondo's subjects are part of the global vernacular of angst -- guns, smoking chicks and the obligatory Converse All Stars shoes -- that convey an edgy attitude . . . but with a Japanese girl gentility. ...

"Marian Bootleg" will be at the Beams Art Gallery till Feb. 14, with a second show by Kondo, "Baroque Pianica," there Feb. 16-March 14. For more information, visit or the artist's site at


Objects in Motion and the Options Portfolio: The Work of Harold Schlotzhauer, an upcoming exhibition at the University Art Gallery.

The exhibit is split into two periods of Schlotzhauers work. The Options Portfolio is an older selection of traditional Japanese woodblock prints that use traditional techniques and materials. Schlotzhauer created the prints after spending a year in Japan and a month in China. He started the project in 1988 and concluded in 1993.

An opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 in the main gallery. The exhibit will be displayed Feb. 15 through March 15 in the main gallery.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The gallery is closed weekends and during university holidays and breaks. Admission is free and open to the public.