Today's postings

  1. [Baren 43331] everyone everywhere eventually ("bobcatpath #")
  2. [Baren 43332] Re: everyone everywhere eventually (Diana Moll)
  3. [Baren 43333] Re: looking for a good place. (olek wozniak)
  4. [Baren 43334] Re: learning mokuhanga in Tokyo (Annie Bissett)
  5. [Baren 43335] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 14:02:04 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43331] everyone everywhere eventually
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good thoughts Eileen

but i may beg to differ on whether "few of us will be seriously scarred" by the tsunami/nuclear melt down
without getting into politics and staying on woodblock
in the background of my print -my topic is the Fukushima nuclear plant
which is still leaking very dangerous radiation and poisonous heavy metals into the sea and the sky
and is being minimized
my sea turtle is saying PLEASE DONT BUILD ANYMORE NUKES
REMEMBER JAPAN- we are ALL japan

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Message 2
From: Diana Moll
Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 14:10:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43332] Re: everyone everywhere eventually
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I agree Gillyin.

diana and her 4 rabbits
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Message 3
From: olek wozniak
Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 17:37:52 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43333] Re: looking for a good place.
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Thank you very much for your advices. It will be very useful for my project.
BTW - If you were in Poland, contact me - you're always very welcome in
here. My studio is at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn /

2011/5/5 Annie Bissett

> Hi Olek,
> If I were a young college student and could go anywhere, I would apply to
> study at Tama Art University in Tokyo:
> There's a residency program in Japan for international artists called
> Nagasawa Art Park:
> I think a number of Baren Forum members have gone there. It looks like it
> may be an introductory course, though, for artists who have not worked with
> the Japanese method before.
> Can you afford to travel to Japan next month? The First International
> Mokuhanga Conference will offer many opportunities to meet other artists who
> work in the Japanese method and to learn about current practices.
> best to all,
> Annie
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Message 4
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 21:42:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43334] Re: learning mokuhanga in Tokyo
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Thanks, April, for straightening out my misconceptions about Tama
University. Many of my favorite hanga printmakers -- Ralph Kiggell,
Paul Furneaux, and Wayne Crothers too, I think -- list Tama on their
CVs as a place they've studied. Perhaps the person who they trained
with is no longer there? I'm jealous of all of them for the
experience of studying in Japan!!

I'm teaching moku hanga this weekend here in Western Massachusetts.
We carved all day today in honor of International Print Day, and
tomorrow we'll be printing in honor of USA's Mother's Day. It's a lot
to do in just two days, but it's a great group of people and I can't
wait to see how their blocks translate into print.



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Subject: Breaking News ('slightly' edited)
Posted by: Dave Bull

Here is a report (slightly edited) from the news today:

"Tokyo - Four people were taken to hospital and a glass door smashed as a near-riot broke out at Tokyo's Mokuhankan store among crowds rushing to snap up the popular Senshafuda prints, according to press reports.

Angry consumers began rushing the store on Saturday afternoon after a Mokuhankan employee stepped into the crowd to push and beat people suspected of queue jumping, news reports said.

After the employee retreated back into the store, a crowd of consumers smashed the glass front door and shoved security guards as they surged forward in anger, the report said.

Consumers have lined up for hours at the Mokuhankan shop in Tokyo since the 'Spring 2011 Set', the initial release in the Senshafuda Collection, went on sale in the world's biggest print market.

Mokuhankan officials were not immediately available for comment when telephoned by media representatives.

Police were investigating the incident and have interviewed four people hospitalised with injuries, media reported.

Lines for the popular Senshafuda prints have grown so long that people have begun selling their places in the queue, while a secondary market has also developed with consumers reselling their prints for profit after leaving the store, the report said.

Late Saturday, the store posted a notice saying that queue jumping and the unauthorised sales of Mokuhankan products would not be tolerated, the paper said."

Now what do you think was 'edited' from the version of the story that actually ran? Perhaps I should have entitled this . . .
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This item is taken from the blog Mokuhankan Conversations.
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Subject: International Print Day
Posted by: Amie Roman


Get out your squeegees and spitstickers, resin boxes and liquid tusche, presses and barens, ladies and gentlemen it's International Print Day!! Whatever your printmaking passion, press on, boys and girls, and get some ink on paper today! Share what you've done - make a comment (although be patient; I've had to moderate comments because of all the spam) and send a link to your work from today. Share it with MPC Fine Art Club's printmakers on the Print Day in May blog (they're the group who got the brayer rolling back in 2007), and mark the first Saturday in May in your calendars for next year so that we can be a little more coordinated about it!

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