For August’s ArtZINE, our theme is: Life Turns Full Circle. We are celebrating a full year of visiting different small towns and collaborating with local and visiting artists. I have enjoyed exploring the different small towns, but my favorite part of the project are the new friends I have made while visitng their communities. We are meeting August 30th in Warsaw, KY. You are welcome to join us. You can learn more about ArtZINE here:
For my entry, I decided to carve a woodcut poster. I haven’t carved a woodcut this size before, but once I settled into the rhythm of carving, it went smooth. Here are some photos and videos of the process:
I have wanted to start making something that is big, affordable, and still original art, crafted by my hands (not gliclees or reproductions). I know a lot of people who love original art, and have big spaces on their walls, but they don’t have a big art budget. I think that woodcut posters could be the perfect solution.
I am printing this woodcut on a heavyweight, acid free 100% cotton paper. The artwork is 12 1/2″x20″ The paper is 15″x22″
The posters are signed, but not limited or numbered; which lets me get the price down to $60. I’m still going to offer free shipping in the USA, however, the art will be rolled in a tube, instead of mailed flat.
If you are familiar with my work, you know that this is a great price for one of my woodcuts at this size. If I get a good response from this poster, I hope to be able to create more soon. Thanks everyone for supporting my work!
a few snapshots from the last day of our 4 day printmaking workshop at the baker hunt art and culture center. we covered a LOT of printmaking technique in a short amount of time. lucky for me, I had super talented artists for students.
July 25th, 2018 was our 11th monthly artZINE in Sandy Hook, KY. Our theme was – HOME. We met outdoor at Lakeside Elementary School in Elliot County, KY. We were particularly excited to visit Sandy Hook because of it’s rich Folk Art Heritage. Here are the pages. Click any of the images (or right here) to see/download/print all the pages from the zine (including 10 different hand painted covers).
Thanks everyone for participating! August’s artZINE will be in Warsaw, KY. On August 30th. The theme is: LIFE COMES FULL CIRCLE. You can get more information and RSVP at our facebook page: Click here to visit.
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, and pottery. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.