Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39018] Re: Oxen on the way ("Bea Gold")
  2. [Baren 39019] Small exhibit in Allentown, PA ("Orgren Alex C (Alex)")
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Message 1
From: "Bea Gold"
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 23:33:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39018] Re: Oxen on the way
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I am not on this year's New Year's exchange list but I am sending my Year of
the Ox print anyway, since those who have taken part since the beginning
have one of mine for each year and I don't want to shortchange their
collection. I've taken part each year starting with the Dragon (first) and
I have a wonderful big basket holding all my collected exchange cards. I
felt terrible not to take part because I missed the cut off date. I sent my
card each year and hope they were received by all (including Colleen). I
never watch the date; I just enjoy the cards coming in. My Oxen are on
their way and I will be happy for any I receive to add to my basket. I
loved doing the print and am enjoying sending it.

Also, I have been working on a set of small, 9x12" paintings that illustrate
a one page childhood memoir. I'm trying to get 36 together for a coffee
table book. I am up to 26. Woodcuts have taken a back seat but doing the
Ox reminds me how much I miss my cut/print life. Bea Gold
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Message 2
From: "Orgren Alex C (Alex)"
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 03:08:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39019] Small exhibit in Allentown, PA
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Waves, Waterfalls and Ripples: Water in Japanese Art, a small exhibition
of classic prints is showing at the Allentown Art Museum through July
18. It includes 17 prints, mostly Hiroshige and Hokusai, with a couple
by Hiroshige II. The Hokusai prints are all from the waterfall series
and are posthumous. The Hiroshige prints are mostly from the 36 views
of Fuji series. It was hard to remain quiet as I overheard visitors
erroneously describe how the prints were made. At least they were
thinking about it.

Unfortunately, a non-print really steals the show. It's an embroidered
silk screen by Hashio Kiyoshi pictured in the link below. It uses 250
shades of blue and was made with the help of three assistants over an
eight month period. Every person who entered the exhibit while we were
there set off the alarm trying to get a closer look. It's about six
feet tall by twelve feet wide and meant to be viewed partly folded.