Today's postings

  1. [Baren 38481] Re: Bareners at SGC (Lester Doré)
  2. [Baren 38482] Re: Baren Digest (old) V46 #4754 (josepht280 #
  3. [Baren 38483] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4754 (Mar 20, 2009) (Shelley Hagan)
  4. [Baren 38484] Asilomar (Eileen Corder)
  5. [Baren 38485] Exchange 40 time lines and other stuff ("rsimola #")
  6. [Baren 38486] sgc ("claudiacoonen")
  7. [Baren 38487] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Lester Doré
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:07:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38481] Re: Bareners at SGC
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Sharen, Mike, Karma, Dean, John, Angee, Joseph, Julio

Would you like to try to get together just before the Satisfaction
Town event on Thursday March 27, 2009? It starts at 5pm and goes to
in Columbia College's Conaway Center, 1104 South Wabash Ave, ground


Lester Doré
5710 Forsythia Place
Madison Wisconsin 53705
lhdore at wisc. edu
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Message 2
From: josepht280 #
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:18:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38482] Re: Baren Digest (old) V46 #4754
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I'd love to meet any and all of you during SGC. I'm open really anytime (unfortunately). I have to look at the

schedule of SGC events. I'll have a few prints on display at the Noyes Center in Evanston where I print occasionally, right off

the Purple Line. Throw out a date/time and we'll make it happen.

Joe T
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Message 3
From: Shelley Hagan
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:41:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38483] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4754 (Mar 20, 2009)
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I'd love it if San Antonio were kept as an option for future summits. I
would also love to attend the 2010 summit in Nevada but will need to clear
some hurdles before it can become a reality though.

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Message 4
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:32:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38484] Asilomar
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Interestingly, Asilomar, which is now quite expensive, was once dirt cheap
($12-18 a night). My husband and I (who were even poorer then) spent an
overnight there once a year. The famous architect, Julia Morgan, designed
several of the original buildings which, ironically, were the cheapest. I'm
writing an essay of Hitchcock's Vertigo and discovered that Judy's working
class hotel, the Empire, is now an ultra luxury place called, appropriately,
Hotel Vertigo!

Sorry if this is off-topic.

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Message 5
From: "rsimola #"
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 17:14:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38485] Exchange 40 time lines and other stuff
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Dear Members of Exchange 40,

This is just a reminder of the time lines for Exchange 40. The deadline for dropping out of the exchange without penalty is April 1st. There is still one person on the waiting list. And as you know, the deadline for having your prints turned in to your coordinator is May 1. This means that in order to meet the deadline, you should plan on having your prints in the mail at least a week before the deadline.

I will be collating and scanning your prints as they come in, so if everything goes as planned I will be able to get your packets of prints in the mail back to you by May 3rd at the latest. Of course the only way I will be able to do that is if I get everyone's prints by May 1st.

I hope the work on your prints is going well. It is a terrible time for carving and printing here on the central coast of California. The peach and plum trees are in full bloom, and the ground as been softened by the winter and spring rains so it is just perfect for digging. This is good because I found a deal for sixty roses that I just couldn't pass up.

So if it is still winter where you are, think on the bright side. You don't have to worry about spring planting and other chores around the yard, so (unlike me) you have time to work on designing, carving, and printing while I will continue to gamble that the work will get done before my old and unreliable back says enough already!

Robert Simola, Ph.D.
Craftsman, gardener, grape grower, Chaucer collector,
. . . and retired teacher
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Message 6
From: "claudiacoonen"
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 21:05:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38486] sgc
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Hi ,I am going like many to sgc .
people wish to meet up, but many of us have other activities we are
committed to.
I thought we could pick a event, and try and meet up like the

Complimentary Coffee and Pastries
Location: Columbia College, Hokin Gallery, 623 S. Wabash Ave, 1st floor
Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 9 am - Noon

and meet in what ever is the back right corner at say 9:30 or does someone
have another idea along these lines

I'll be helping at the Hui Press (publishers booth)

claudia g. coonen

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Subject: Explosion Woodcuts

Explosion 3 Block

Explosion 1

Explosion 1

Explosion 2

Explosion 2

Why Explosions?

As I was preparing for my show at Artspace a couple months ago, I came across several small, uncut woodblocks blocks in the studio. Since I had been working on larger, more involved pieces, I thought it would be cool to do something quick and different. I had been playing around with the idea of explosions in my sketchbook, so I decided to give it a go on a couple blocks. I normally draw pretty straight forward subject matter from various reference sources, but with these I wanted to just create something from nothing. So I put the charcoal and eraser to the wood and reacted to each step as it happened until the image seemed resolved. The results are Explosion 1 and Explosion 2.

Nobody really seemed too interested in these little explosions, but I was intrigued. I started doing some larger explosion drawings to see what I could come up with. In addition to being interested in the idea of an explosion, I used these drawings as an opportunity to move beyond my usual drawing materials and techniques. I was more interested in what kind of marks I could discover than coming up with great drawings. Several drawings later, it was time to go back to the . . .
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