World Washi Summit
Opening reception: Thursday May 22 7 - 10 pm
Printmaking and washi, traditional and experimental approaches to this perfect marriage.
Includes sumptuous etchings, condensed miniature wood engravings, installation drama and an artist’s book and sculpture all on beautiful Washi paper.
artists: Libby Hague, Brian Kelley, Paul Kershaw (UK), Kurt Pammer, Tammy Ratcliff, George Walker
Libby Hague: “Spectacular setting 2 hrs. from Huntsville, hot and cold running water, wildlife, must see”. Too good to be true? It’s Disney with a twist, nature from life and the imagination.
Brian Kelley: a cross section of the washi work of this prolific and popular artist.
Kurt Pammer: “Pick a card, any card...” Pammer picks his three favorite works printed at Open Studio during the past eight years. A preview of an up and coming exhibition at Open Studio.
Tammy Ratcliff : exhibits abstracted nature studies. The fruitful results of daydreaming, admiring and getting lost in the tangled branches of the crabapple trees that grow beneath her studio fire escape. The two larger monotypes on canvas, include painting and drawing between multiple layers of semi-transparent washi. www.tammyratcliff.com
George Walker: BOOK OF HOURS A Tragic New York Novel Told with 99 Wood Engravings The world is now split into two timelines; the world before 911 and the world after. The book of Hours takes us from September 10th 2001 until the morning of September 11th. We see the office workers as they go about an average day unaware of the history they will make and the life changing world that will follow. No words can describe the impact of such devastating
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