Posts Tagged ‘Art on Paper’
Participants in Mona Wu’s woodblock printmaking workshop had the opportunity to try their hand at two types of prints: a simple black and white print and a three color reduction print. Inspiration for the workshop came from Weatherspoon’s exhibition: Encore: Japanese Actor Prints from the Permanent Collection.
To kick things off, we learned about traditional Japanese carving and printing techniques and were fortunate to have Dr. David Phillips from Wake Forest University, who would lecture about the prints on Thursday evening, join us in the workshop. Weatherspoon registrars, Heather Moore and Myra Scott, also brought an actual Japanese woodblock from vault to gallery for everyone to view.
Getting down to work, participants used modern techniques and tools, including the presses in the Gatewood print studio, to make their images come to life over the course of two full and inspiring days.
Visit our museum Event Photo page for images from the workshop.
It’s exhibition installation time, one of my favorite parts of working at the museum. We’re gearing up for Art on Paper 2010, & this past week we’ve been receiving shipments (we had a loading dock full of artwork of every shape & size…see Mark Fox‘s work Pale Sawhorseman crated above), moving the works to our three upstairs galleries, & condition reporting (when we record the condition of each object). Our preparators have started installing some works, including Ghost Forest (Old News) by Katie Holten, seen in the photo below.
This week will be very busy – but ultimately very gratifying once all 75 works are installed & we open the doors for the Preview Party on the evening of Saturday, November 6.
— Heather Moore, Registrar, Weatherspoon Art Museum
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