- Connie would like to let everyone know that the Printmakers Unite! "Inky Sound" print exchange deadline has been extended until March 2nd (this Sunday). Use this link above and email the moderator requesting to participate. Sign up NOW!
- "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is being shown at the Egyptian Theatre Saturday, March 1st from 6-9pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Elinor and Erin will be there!
- The Kishwaukee Valley Art Meeting will be held this THURSDAY, March 6th at 7:30 pm. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church (Corner of 4th & Locust). This week's presenter is Carolyn McKee-Freese who will be showcasing oil pastels. Membership is $15 for the year.
- Helen Merritt, Professor Emerita, NIU will be giving a lecture entitled, "Japanese Pots and Prints in the Twentieth Century" on Tuesday, March 4, 5-6pm at the Visual Arts Building, NIU, room 100. This lecture is free and open to the public. Part of a series sponsored by the Art History Division at NIU and funded by Elizabeth Allen Visiting Lectures in Art history and Northern Illinois University School of Art Visiting Artists and Scholars Fund.
- The DeKalb Area Women's Center (DAWC) at 1021 State Street, DeKalb will be hosting a show March 1-28 entitled "NIU Women Artists" with a reception THURSDAY, March 6, 4-6pm.
- Besides all that information, Al explained the different techniques used when engraving on wood verses cutting a wood-block to be used for a print. He showed us the plank side and the endcap. (Please feel free to edit this post if I'm not explaining it correctly.) He also spoke about the qualities of different types of wood and why one kind might be better than another for the different uses. As usual we poured over the art, craft and strange stories magazines for inspiration. Erin brought her "Crappie Art" painting to show as a work-in-progress along with a 3-1/2" by 2-1/2" "Sea Monkey" painting at which time she (meaning me) announced that all the Sea Monkeys had passed away due to the white crud.
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