Art Talk

Printmaking Art Talk with L.S. King

Learn about current exhibitor L.S. King’s process for creating photopolymer gravures. During this artist talk and demo, learn more about King’s imagery, her inspirations, and the processes she uses to make her prints. She is bringing Zelda, her toy press with her and will pull a limited edition of gravures. The results will be available for a small fee (proceeds will be donated to Rockport Art Center (Rockport Texas) that was affected by Hurricane Harvey).

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Printmaking Workshop with Erin Collins

Participants in this hands-on demo will learn how to plan images for block printing and gain a familiarity of the tools needed to carve, ink, and print! We’ll cover just a tad of the history of block printing and then lay down some ink as we discuss single and multi-color printing using single-block, multi-block, and reduction methods. Participants will have the opportunity to ink and print a block carved especially for this demo… a take-home from the evening! (Demo will cover printing with linoleum and rubber blocks)

Workshop Duration: 1-1.5 hrs

Kindly RSVP as space is limited. 

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Multimedia Journaling Workshop with Elvira Skuzinski

Exhibiting artist Elvira Skuzinski will show participants how to apply innovative printmaking, calligraphy, and embossing techniques to their art or dot journals. After this hands-on workshop you will be able to attack a blank page with gusto using tricks and tips that are simple yet effective. Elvira will demonstrate how she repurposes everyday items found at the grocery or dollar store to achieve unique effects on paper. Learn how to see positive and negative space as equals, what makes some letterforms more appealing than others, and why the way you hold a pen or pencil greatly affects the art you create. Discover pens, papers, and inks that you may have never encountered before. Explore new ways to find inspiration in the world around you. Reduce stress and anxiety after a long workday and unleash the artist inside you!

Workshop Duration: 1.5 hrs

Kindly RSVP as space is limited.

Participants are asked to bring a journal – any kind of paper will suffice – with at least ten blank pages to practice techniques and play with materials.

 

 

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Art Talk with Richard Mallory Allnutt

Imagine capturing the beauty of an Alaskan glacier as you twist through a mountain pass near the speed of sound in a US Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle, or looking down upon the fire-scorched magnificence of the high desert in eastern Oregon from the open cargo door of a light aircraft. What is it like to skip through the clouds near a thunder storm off the Delaware coast while a WWII fighter plane cruises beside you less than a dozen yards away? These are just a few of the adventures which award-winning photographer and Virginia Tech alum Richard Mallory Allnutt will describe in his presentation at the Artful Lawyer on Monday, November 14th. The talk will feature some of his world-class aviation photography which is currently on show at the gallery.

All welcome – light refreshments available.
Richard’s art, part of our Storytelling Exhibit, is on display until December 16.

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Art Talk with Larry Bechtel

Larry Bechtel’s work ranges through a variety of materials, styles, and subject matter. However, he has given most of his attention to the “figurative” sculpture: whimsical creatures, formal portrait busts, and life-size bronze figures for public or private spaces — figures currently on display in the Gallery.
 
On Tuesday, September 27, join Larry for an Art Talk about the process making of the Isaac and Rachel portrait busts and the novel he is writing, entitled “This Man!”, in which they are featured as principal characters. He may even regale us with a reading of a chapter or two!
 
Art on display until October 5.
Free of charge; light refreshments available.
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Art Talk with Larsen and Jeanette Bowker

Contrary to what your high school English teacher told you, everyone IS a poet. And in contrast to what is taught, poetry’s most remarkable poems are not ideas of vertical complexity, but images, horizontal ideas, available to anyone who can read. One need not think any further than Walt Whitman and Robert Frost — poetry needs us to find the poet in each of us, the poet who asks, “What can I give back to poetry itself?”
 
Central to poet Larsen Bowker’s belief system lies this tenant and is one of many topics he will speak about at our Art Talk this week at the Gallery. He will also read selections from his poetry as Jeanette Bowker describes the paintings that she creates for his book covers. If you missed our opening show and the Bowkers themselves, join us Wednesday evening if you can! Poetry books and accompanying paintings on display until October 5.
Free of charge; light refreshments available.
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