May 23 / 18
Hello all! It’s been quiet for the past few days, but I’m working…bringing you news about what’s going on in the world of creativity. Wednesday Scene is now MidWeek Scene. Have a few posts to pass to you…
Credit source: New York Comic Con & The Graphic Arts Workshop
If your in New York City and your a geek freak, then this year’s New York Comic Con is perfect for you. This was sent to my email…Those of you who have an account, please be sure that you have already checked your emails…here is a brief look.
This one I found just by Googling graphic workshops. If you live in San Francisco and you want to get your creative juices flowing, The Graphic Arts Workshop is for you. Here is a brief description of the workshop.
The Graphic Arts Workshop, or GAW, was founded by faculty from the California Labor College in 1952. Their societal concerns were reflected in each artist’s style of work and in the co-operative form of the Workshop. In the early years, members printed posters, leaflets, and pamphlets in support of peace and civil rights issues. During the Sixties, the GAW lent space for anti-Vietnam War activities.
Over the years, the GAW membership has included many distinguished artists, undertaken national and international art exchanges, and hosted traveling exhibits. A pamphlet from a 1989 history exhibit offers this sentiment: “In all this, there were no imposed styles or themes. Artist-members as individuals worked freely with a diversity whose common element was the love of printmaking.”
Today, the cooperative has approximately 40 members working in traditional fine art printmaking techniques. The Workshop is a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation. There is no paid staff; the maintenance of the fully-equipped printmaking studio is shared equally by all members. Administrative management of the Workshop is conducted by a board of directors elected from and by the membership
If you like to become a member, go to graphicartsworkshop.org and click on Join GAW for details. Here is a press release of upcoming events…
International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan
Dates: September 9th To October 1st
The opening: September 10th 3 PM to 5 PM
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM
Place: Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery, 2565 3rd St. #305 San Francisco, CA 94107
Contact: Leslie Lowinger
firstname.lastname@example.org 415- 664-5670
Dates: September 16th to Sept 26th
Place: Launch Pad Gallery 5-186-8 Ishikawacho Nakaku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868
Contact: Ling Liu email@example.com +81-45-641-1511
San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities. In each case, a group of artists has created work about the city where they live. The completed work is now crossing the Pacific.
Launch Pad Gallery owners Ling Liu and Fred Verhoeven relocated to Yokohama 5 years ago from San Francisco. Ling Liu, a fine art printmaker who was a member of Graphic Arts Workshop for 12 years, wants to introduce San Franciscans to artists from Japan and be a bridge between the two art scenes. Graphic Arts Workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio, is delighted to host this exchange and will be showing work from both groups of artists.
The Yokohama artists examine such subjects as the Cosmo Clock 21 – the giant Ferris wheel and clock that shapes the skyline, Yokohama’s port and ships, and the physical texture of the buildings. Places and themes explored by the San Francisco artists include: congestion, the Summer of Love, Sea Lions, BART, and the dreams of immigrants.,,,
Participating artists from San Francisco: Marcia Clay / Melanie Dorson / Alice Gibbons / Mariko Jesse / Eddie Lee / Leslie Lowinger / Clare Metague / Gail Morrison / Sarah Newton / Elisabeth Nicula / Andrey Semyonov / Toru Sugita / Clare Szydlowski / Yoko Tahara / Karen Towne
Participating artists from Japan: Naoko Akiyama / Ruri Arai / Junko Hibino / Maki Ishida / Takuya Katagiri / Yukiko Kimura / Koutaro Miura / Naoko Nakashima / Eiko Shoji / Fred Verhoeven / Miya Yamada
Enjoy the rest of your day, be blessed!
Image source: Graphic Arts Workshop & Wallpaper Abyss