Monday, September 20, 2010

Twinrocker Handmade Paper: A 40 Year Retrospective Exhibit

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
Twinrocker: Forty Years of Hand Papermaking
Main Image for Twinrocker
Kathryn With Paper Mould 1983, Todd Matus           
The Robert C. Williams
 Paper Museum
 Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 23, 2010 
 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
September 23,- December 17, 2010 
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Please join us on September 23rd from 5 to 7pm 
 for the opening reception of :

 Forty Years of Hand Papermaking" 
The exhibition celebrates Twinrocker's 40th anniversary and marks the first time this collection has ever been on public view.  We will be joined by the founders of Twinrocker, Kathryn and Howard Clark.
Twinrocker papers have appeared in the portfolios of some of American's most important artists and fine limited edition book publishers.  The exhibit will include a number of these first edition fine art books, each a work of art in itself.  Among the artists and writers represented in the exhibit are Robert Rauschenberg, Sally Mann, Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Larry Rivers, Octavio Paz, Czeslaw Milosz, Morri Creech, John Ashberry, and others.  A number of photos taken byTodd Matus that document the history of Twinrocker will be included.   
The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
at Georgia Tech
404 894-6663

Saturday, September 4, 2010

August in Oregon Painting Plein Air

At the end of July, I flew to Eugene, Oregon to visit my twin sister, Peg, who is also an artist.  Our first outing was a trip to the coast in Newport to join a group of Eugene Plein Air Painters.  The coast is so, so beautiful in Oregon with rocky cliffs, coastal pines, pale sandy beaches, and outcroppings of basalt that line the shore--waves crashing, sea lions sunning themselves, sea gulls and of course the beautiful setting sun.  Most of the Oregon coast is wild with few tourists, and every inch of it is public land. Here's my first plein air painting in Newport, near the light house:

"Fog Approaching", alla prima oil on canvas panel, 12" x 9".

In the next few days, I'll post my other Oregon paintings.  On this Labor Day weekend, as the summer comes to a close, I hope the past three months have been all you wished for.  As always, I'd love to hear from you. And please pass this blog along to other you think may enjoy it.