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El Pueblo Unido / United We Stand

I’m excited to be participating in the Cornbread & Tortillas Festival festival tomorrow (Saturday Oct 20th) at the Americana Center in Louisville, KY. we’ll be celebrating our cultures, with music, dance, food and art. I’ll have my press, and you can make your own el pueblo unido/united we stand woodcut for free.

estoy emocionado para participar en la fiesta de cornbread and tortillas mañana en el centro americana en Louisville, KY. celebraremos nuestras culturas con música, bailar, gastronomía y arte. traeré mi prensa para impresares este xilografia gratis: el pueblo unido/United we stand

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Arts Of All Sorts – Old Washington, KY

I made a short video of Old Washington’s recent: Arts of all sorts. The video was LIVE, so it’s a little bit shaky and I did do any editing, but it takes you into the moment of visiting our little village during an art activity. I’m so lucky to be a part of such a creative community. Thanks everyone for making it possible!

If you don’t have the time to watch the whole video, here are a few photos of the video’s highlights.

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Frontier Christmas Open Studio Printmaking -through the lens of my friends

This weekend, we celebrated Frontier Christmas in Old Washington. As always, I open my home/studio to the public, and give a printmaking activity. Both days were filled with friends (long – time and new) the whole weekend. I was so busy covered in ink and making prints, i didn’t get a chance to take any  photos (ok, i did take this selfie!)

Lucky for me, a lot of my friends who visited are ALSO artists, and THEY took photos, and gave me permission to share. You can click any of the photos to visit their websites/social media/email for more information about them and their work.

photo by Stan Briede

 

photo by Stan Briede

 

photo by Patricia Timm

 

 

 

photo by Stan Briede

 

photo by Patricia Timm

photo by Sharon Teegarden

 

photo by Sara Pearce (Paper With A Past)

 

photo by Sara Pearce (Paper With A Past)

 

photo by Brandy Riegle

 

photo by Brandy Riegle

 

photo by Sara Pearce (Paper With A Past)

 

photo by Sara Pearce (Paper With A Past)

 

photo by Stan Briede

 

 

photo provided by Suzanne Whitaker

Thanks everyone for making this year’s Frontier Christmas a special one. I love it when other artists visit and enjoy our historic little village. It’s especially wonderful when we get the chance to see our neighborhood through the lens of their cameras. Thanks again everyone for sharing your photos…and folks, don’t forget to click the photos to learn more about the people who took them.

 

 

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Show opening at Leslie Spetz Framing and Gallery–Louisville, KY

Friday night I had a great time at the Leslie Spetz Framing and Gallery.  

She is featuring my artwork this month, and for the show’s opening, I carved and printed a special block print to benefit the Arrow Fund:  a special group that takes care of severely abused animals, and works towards changing animal abuse laws in Kentucky.  Please visit their site, and support them if you can:http://shamrockpets.com/arrowfund.html

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You can read more about the print here: http://www.kenswinson.com/wordpress/?p=2921

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I met some amazing people, printed lots of prints, raised money for a great cause, enjoyed delicious cupcakes from The Drunken Oven, and sold artwork…it was a perfect evening.

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This is loosely related, but before the show, i sat by the river in Louisville and made this little ‘sketch’..when I got home, I added a few interactive elements to it….  Touch the boat and train to see.

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Good things come in 3s

Last night was final Friday at the Pendletonn art center, and what a great night! I was visited by some of my favorite people.

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First, Dylan (my youngest collector to date) brought her parents, Mica and Greg.

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Then, my friend (and gourmet cook) Debra brought a tomato + shrimp pasta for dinner. Thanks again!

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Also, one of my favorite printmakers from the Tiger Lily Press, Susan Naylor came in for a visit.

There was a great crowd that night! Cincinnati really loves + supports the arts.

If you want to visit the studio, don’t forget, Today is Second Look Saturday from 11-3pm. It’s a good time to visit, since it’s not as overwhelming as Friday nights can be.

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Get out of the house and be creative!

There are lots of creative activities to enjoy…and they are all FREE to attend.

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Saturday, April 15, Michael Colemire and I will offer a FREE screenprinting activity in Old Washington, KY from 12-5pm. Bring an old piece of clothing, and we will teach you how to print designs on fabric.
You can read more about the activity here: www.grassRootArts.com

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Tuesday, April 19, there will be a meeting for a new writer’s group in Maysville, KY. More at www.grassRootArts.com

Thursday, April 21, I will be at indigeneous, a handcrafted gallery in Cincinnati, with my Press; Printing a special edition print. 50% of proceeds from the sales of the print benefit UCANN, united coaltion for animals.

All of these activities are FREE, and good for our community and your creative spirit. Please visit my website’s calendar for EVEN MORE awesome activities!

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Open House At The Tiger Lily Press

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The tiger lily press recently had their annual open house.DSC03792
Susan Naylor with her incredible monotypes.

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Judy DiMuzio gave a monotype demonstration

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Jase Flannery and Bekka Sage, screen printing

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Mary Provosty with her block print quilt prints.
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Finished prints were on display and for sale

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The Cincinnati book arts society

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The woodcuts for the 2011 calender created by the artists at the Tiger Lily Press.  The calendar includes 14 beautiful woodcuts for $60, and the proceeds support a great organization.

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Theresa Kuhr working the checkout
You can read more about the Tiger Lily Press here:  www.tigerlilypress.org