Faye Café of Murphysboro invited Oak Street artists to have our work exhibit there.
Date: Sunday 10th, 2023 from 8 to 2 pm.
You will see works by Sue (jewelry), Cathy (leather), Madeline (illustration, fuse glass), Stephanie (stained glass), Darby (ceramics) and Luca (prints).
In the meantime, we wish you a good Thanksgiving celebration.
Our sale on November 4th at Logan Gallery and at The Jones House was accompanied by a beautiful sunny day. We thank all visitors we had that day. We appreciate you take the time to see in person what local artists are doing. It was an enjoyable event.
It is with great sadness that we face the passing of our best supporter, our champion. Mike was always positive and he was the backbone of our collective. We are grateful for his kindness and generosity. We will miss him immensely.
Luca said that dry point is a very direct process. Here are the basic steps:
Draw the image on the plate (plexiglass this time) with a metal needle.
Ink the plate. For this demo I used water based intaglio ink.
Wipe the plate, take out extra ink.
Wet the paper (previously). Place it on top of the plate. Cover it with the blankets.
Run into the press, and you will have an original print.
Repeat the process and finish the edition.
Cathy Schmidt explains the beginning steps of making a leather quilt.
Leather is an environmentally expensive material so I do my best to use it efficiently. In the process of making bags, clothing, etc I generate pounds of scraps that I could not justify dumping into a landfill.
I have always thought traditional quilts were fascinating with their geometry, symmetry, and use of color.
So why not combine the two?!? I am in the small stage of building a quilt.
Step 1: Cut out the pieces
Step 2: punch holes for stitching
Step 3: stitch basic pieces together
Step 4: Rinse and repeat a gazillion times
Congratulation Madeline Steimle! She has been invited to participate in the exhibit In Line. August 18 to September 29. Reception August 25 from 5-7 pm
Oak Street Art