What a great honor and surprise to be named a Top 6 artist for the Upstate Region (Bradford, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Wyoming, Lackawanna counties) by the PA Route 6 Arts Alliance. The Artisan Trail features unique, historic communities of the eastern and western ends of PA Route 6 where artists and artisans create and show their work. Small local businesses dot the route instead of the generic ‘big box’ stores. Along PA Route 6 you will find studios, workshops, galleries, shops, museums, and a variety of public art.
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A little cold didn’t stop me and a friend from going to the First Friday event in Scranton, PA. The night was filled with music and artwork from talented artists and musicians. First Friday is a great way to get off campus and look at amazing artwork by different artists.
Here is an overview of galleries that I attended on February 6, 2015:
The AFA Gallery – featuring Michael X Rose and Scott Mitchell Putesky
Michael X Rose’s artwork was oil on canvas, and a lot of his images are very violent. One of the pieces that I remember from his collection was a horizontal piece that showed wolves killing humans. The one section of the painting that stood out most to me was a wolf eating a human stomach with blood painted in a bright red. A very interesting way to depict different scenes that could happen in real…
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My letterpress print “H!”, has been awarded 3rd place in the juried National Print Exhibition in Kansas City organized by UMKC Hand Print Press. The UMKC National Print Exhibition features the work of 35 printmakers selected by juror Dr. Sandra Olsen, who serves as director of the University of Buffalo Art Galleries.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 22nd, 5-7 PM and the exhibition will be on display until Friday, February 27th, 2015.
Last summer, Chris Balton and Mary Frances of ChrisBalton.com video productions visited The Workshop to see what letterpress is all about. Many thanks to them for producing the video and thanks to Maryann and Jonathan Olver for sharing their experience of printing their own wedding invitations. Enjoy and hope to see you at the shop sometime!
The Workshop will have a Holiday Open House during December’s First Friday and Scrantonmade’s Holiday on the Square. You can get down and dirty (with ink) by trying out free letterpress printing or shop for letterpress and screen printed holiday gifts. Posters, cards, t-shirts, coasters, tote bags, jewelry and more will be for sale. Or make your own printed gifts! On Saturday there will be free demos for kids and $10 workshops for adults. Check back soon for a detailed schedule online or the day of the event stop by 334 Adams for details. We are only 1/2 block from the square!
Where can you see 3D printing, Robot paper dinosaurs and be able to print on a vintage letterpress press? At the Scranton Mini Maker Faire hosted by Johnson College on October 4th, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. I’m hauling in my Kelsey press, some lead and wood type and a souvenir plate for DIY printing.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
It’s free for students and only $5 for adults. Visit the links below for more information:
Just posted a new project on Behance ! I created a print based on art I made around age 7. This owl print was created for a print exchange for the Mid-America Print Council conference, “Print City: Detroit 2014″. I created 15 11″ x 14″ prints using linoleum and silkscreen on Arches 88 paper. After posting the project on Facebook, I had may requests to purchase the owl, so I created an EV (edition variable) with slightly different colors on a Canson heavyweight paper. The new edition size 25 with a page size of 11″ x 15″. You can read about the project here:
My fine art photo based mainly from a photo of the Bittenbender building in Scranton, PA, is being exhibited at the national juried show, Photowork ’14, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepskie, NY. Distinguished juror for Photowork ‘14, Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, selected 80 works from 46 artists from the more than 600 entries.
The Photowork ’14 exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2014 through Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the historic Barrett Art Gallery 1850’s townhouse, located at 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York. An opening reception will be held on June 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thanks Autumn for the great article on my letterpress studio!
Originally posted on NEPAnomics:
BY Autumn Granza, junior communication arts major
The smell of machinery and ink filled the small work space on Adams Ave. in Scranton.
Paper lay strewn across the counter and a closer look showed letters perfectly matched and strategically placed on a frame. Traces of ink covered each letter, and a pattern shown in each letter from the paper’s texture. Fresh ink, recently mixed, lay ready for another go.
Christine Medley smiled as she hung the construction paper on the line to dry. She took a step back, admired her work and wiped her hands in her apron.
“My grandfather had a typesetting shop back in the 40s, 50s, and 60s,” said Medley. “There has always been some kind of family connection there.”
Medley opened The Workshop last May and has been printmaking for around 25 years. Medley is also an assistant professor of graphic design at Marywood University. Opening the shop was…
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