Andrew Rice ~ No Man Is An Island

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Andrew Rice is Saltgrass Printmakers’  featured artist for the next Sugar House Art Walk. Andrew will be exhibiting new works and printing during the opening reception. Demonstration begins a 7:00 pm.

Artist reception: Friday, November 14th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Andrew writes about his work: “John Donne wrote in his enduring poem, No Man Is an Island , that we are all interconnected, part of a larger collective, or as he writes, ‘a piece of the continent.’ We have created spaces and safe havens from the harsh world around us that encourage this reciprocal community. From personal spaces to larger, family and community spaces, it is paramount to our survival both individually and as a larger group. In the 21st century we have now gone digital in the spaces we create. These spaces provide protection, but also isolation, inhibiting access from the world around. My work up until now has used a figure in a spacesuit to illustrate this. The suit is vital for protection and survival, but it also prevents access from the surrounding environment. Our online avatars have become the spacesuits we wear in our daily lives. . . the spaces that we create to inhabit and protect us, and how they likewise trap, confine, control and define us. The astronaut uses this barrier around himself as an essential protectant but it is still a barrier. It is preventing access.”

Print Demonstration starts at 7:00 pm. Andrew has been building these gnarly textural collagraph plates to print during the demonstration.  He’ll be flexing some print ‘muscle’ to pull these emobossed surfaces.

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Collagraph Open Group – Fall Sessions

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Constructive to Reductive Sculptural Plates

We are going to carve, hammer, grind, glue, varnish and collage inexpensive and readily available materials to create collagraph prints.

Group participants will be using sustainable and re-purposed supplies while exploring the combination of mainstream and alternative mark making tools and techniques. We will examine additive and reductive process in the development of the printing matrix.  Participants will utilize a topographic approach in the creation of their prints that is mirrored by the ability of collagraph matrices to be printed as a relief and intaglio print.

Participants will develop surface textures using non-traditional tools for the inscription of marks upon MDF board, including (but not limited to) carving, hammering, grinding, stamping, sanding burning collaging gluing and varnishing.

BASIC INFORMATION

  • The Collagraph group will meet once a month on Saturdays:

Fall Session dates: October 18th, November 15th and December 20th.

  • Hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to start.  If the group gets larger or needs more time to work, then we will discuss adding an additional working sessions.
  • If the group requests any technical demonstrations, demonstrations will start at 11 a.m. and then the rest of the afternoon will be open press time for group participants to work individually.
  • $30.00 per session includes: basic tools, materials, paper and ink. I will be on hand to answer questions and help solve any issues during the open sessions. Participants will be responsible to pay for additional hours beyond the minimum three hours.
  • If you only want to attend the demonstration, cost is $15.00.
  • Participants will provide their own papers, special inks and bring their own drawing tools or brushes.  Paper may be purchased from Saltgrass, but participants should plan ahead and purchase their own papers.
  • Pre-register for the sessions you will be attending by emailing Stefanie at sjdykes@aol.com.
  • I will send out monthly email announcements so you know what to expect.

KICK STARTER WORKSHOP
Manière Noire – silk collagraph

October 18th 11:00 am to 3:00 You bring your drawing ideas and image resource materials. All your materials will be supplied. $50.00 per person. Reserve your spot by emailing Stefanie at sjdykes@aol.com. Maximum 8 participants. (Image by Emma Amos)

Monotype Open Group – Fall Sessions

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BASIC INFORMATION

  • The monotype group will meet once a month on Saturdays.  Fall Session dates: October 25th, November 22nd, & December 13th.
  • Hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to start.  If the group gets larger or needs more time to work, then we will discuss adding an additional working session.
  • Technical demonstrations will start at 11 a.m. and then the rest of the afternoon will be open press time for group participants to work individually.
  • $30.00 per session includes: basic tools, materials, paper and ink. I will be on hand to answer questions and help solve any issues during the open sessions. Participants will be responsible to pay for additional hours beyond the minimum three hours.
  • Participants will provide their own papers, special inks and bring their own drawing tools or brushes.  Paper may be purchased from Saltgrass, but participants should plan ahead and purchase their own papers.
  • Pre-register for the sessions you will be attending by emailing Stefanie at sjdykes@aol.com.
  • Stefanie will send out monthly email announcements so you know what to expect.

KICK STARTER WORKSHOP
October 25th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

We are going to take our inspiration from Melanie Yazzie (Associate Professor of Art at the University of Colorado in Boulder) and create monotypes using stencils and ghost images. You bring with you images and resource materials that inspire you. Saltgrass Printmakers will provide all the other materials. $50.00 per person. Max. 8 participants. Register by emailing Stefanie at sjdykes@aol.com.

 

Michael Gaffney Opening Reception, Sept 12, 2014

Saltgrass Printmakers is excited to kick of our 2014-1015 exhibition schedule with printmaker, Michael Gaffney.  Gaffney will be showing etchings, screen prints, photogravures and photographs on Friday, September 12th beginning at 6:00 pm during the September Sugar House Art Walk. The exhibition will be on view through October 4th, 2014.  Gallery hours: Wednesday, Fridays & Saturdays – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  

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Gaffney describes his creative process: “Right brained by day, left brained by night, leading to the development of often whimsical view of serious subject matter. My interest in fine prints, both antique and contemporary interpretations of life and our surroundings, has remained grounded in the quality of balance between line, color, and texture. It is within this context that my thoughts become conceptualized into figurative line-work balanced with background features to create sense of movement or, at times, suspension in time. Abstraction, form without function, see to it you see it. I respond to the plate in the midst of creating it, not aware of the outcome until I find it.

 

UofU Continuing Education Linocut Workshop @ Saltgrass Printmakers

By day two of the Black & White Linocut workshop at Saltgrass Printmakers, we have moved well beyond my goals for the class. These new printmakers are printing multi-block images with blended color rolls. You can’t beat a career where the job’s description is to help other people fulfill their creative visions. 

Art Access and Saltgrass Printmakers

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This Friday, August 15, 6pm – 9pm join Sandy Brunvand and her partner, Sharyl Adamson, at the Art Access 29th Annual Partners Artist Mentoring Exhibition. They’ve been working on monotypes all summer long. Stefanie Dykes will be hanging out with her fabulous young printmakers in the Access II Gallery. 17th Annual Teen Exhibit – Works created by participants in Art Access’ popular Teen Workshops – A visual arts workshop program for teens with and without disabilities.

Art Access is located at 230 South 500 West #125, Salt Lake City, Utah.

We Are All About the HANDS-ON

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We’re all about the Hands On this Friday!

Friday, August 8th 6 to 9 pm

Saltgrass Printmakers during the Sugar House Art Walk (SHAW)

2126 South 1000 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Drop by and create a print Friday night.  We will show you how to make a watercolor monotype print, and provide all the materials.

Great for all ages and skills!

On Exhibition:

Last chance to view SG’s visiting artists, Erik Waterkotte and Anna Kenar joint installation art work and their individual prints.

 

FIELD TRIP TO WAYNE KIMBALL’S LITHOGRAPHY STUDIO

 

Wayne Kimball, Meeting Room, lithograph

Wayne Kimball, Meeting Room, lithograph

Wayne Kimball is opening up his private lithography studio for Saltgrass Printmakers and friends of the press. It’s a great space and fun to see the inner workings of his printmaking practice. It’s FREE. If you want to go, please RSVP here.


Date: Saturday, September 13th, 1pm to 3pm.

If you want to carpool, meet at Saltgrass Printmakers, 2126 South 1000 East, Salt Lake City at noon.

It’s a 50 minute drive to Springville, Utah where the studio is located. We can forward driving instructions if you plan on meeting at Wayne’s studio.

Back-to-school shopping?

We have Saltgrass Printmakers’ “Dauntless Perseverance” t-shirts designed by visiting artists, Erik Waterkotte and Anna Kenar, for sale $10.00.

Dauntless Tshirt

Dauntless Tshirt