Today's postings

  1. [Baren 43795] Relief in Relief Michigan (Linda Beeman)
  2. [Baren 43796] Inspired by Japan benefit update (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 43797] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Linda Beeman
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:49:09 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43795] Relief in Relief Michigan
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Great news! Relief in Relief will have an exhibition at
Absolute Gallery, 307 E. Grand River, Lansing, MI
Opening reception is Thursday, Sept. 15. Exhibit will be Sept. 15 - 24th
The weekend of Sept. 16, 17 is Lansing's Old Town District BluesFest so
we will get lots of people!
Kathy Holcomb, owner of Absolute, is very excited
about the event and being able to help. She's getting media lined
up and will get the event on the festival website.

Linda Beeman and Ruth Egnater
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 05:24:56 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43796] Inspired by Japan benefit update
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The good news is the colophons are all updated on the website and done by me in the middle of the if there is a mistake you know who to blame... I am running out of time to get things done.
The show was hung this morning by myself, Angela Bachelor and Sharri took us a little over 2 hours, we hung it in clear bags with push pins and the colophons and 54 Mercy Corp photos in sheet protectors...not as classy as frames but fast and affordable. It looks amazing. Photos will be up soon of the opening on Thursday.
In the meantime, here is the face book page of Atelier 6000 in Bend where the exhibit will show this month also

Good news from Linda Beeman and Ruth Egnater that they have a venue in Lansing, Michigan as well. We are on a roll.
Thanks to everyone!

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Subject: Mystique Series #15 : printing 3rd step
Posted by: Dave Bull

Just one impression to update today; as usual, other work got in the way ... (are you waiting for the summer newsletter? :-)

This was a critical impression - putting in the pupils:

On the same block are some hair 'fill-in', and the darkening of the main kimono lines.

The reason for doing this one now, rather than later on, is that there is absolutely no margin for error on the eyes; the registration has to be absolutely perfect. By doing it now, I am avoiding any possible problem from paper distortions that may arise when rubbing out some of the deeper colours. Not to mention that it's best to do it under the same weather conditions as the keyblock. It's damp and rainy here today, as it has been for a few days now, but if it were suddenly to become sunny and dry, it would be difficult to get the paper into exactly the same condition it was when the key was printed.

For most of the impressions, there will be enough 'play' that I needn't think that deeply about it, but the eyes are different ...

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: IMC 2011: Colors
Posted by: Andrew Stone

Color Grid; moku hanga overlaps: Red/Yellow/Blue/Green

I was fortunate to be able to attend the 1st International Conference of Moku Hanga (IMC 2011); a conference of international artists, artisans, scholars and historians of Japanese woodblocks that was held in Japan in the cities of Kyoto and Awaji Island in early June. I took some photos, but was often too absorbed in what was happening to take decent pictures. In the second half of the conference on Awaji Island; A demonstration of contemporary woodblock prints and printmaking by a group of Japanese publishers and professional printers included these prints of a simple demonstration of the effects of overlapping colors.

This color exercise was one I had long hoped to do myself and was happy to see so clearly illustrated. Special thanks to Lawrence Pinto, another conference participant who was in this session who had the good sense to take these photographs, and the courtesy to send me JPEG copies to share.

Four blocks were carved in a grid pattern with three primary colors and one secondary color. They were carved in such a way as to show the effects of overlapping color. Each of the original block colors falls on one of the corner squares in the composite image above.

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