Thursday, September 23, 2010

WHAMMO Fundraising Opportunity

Greetings Beloved Printmakers,

I have a fundraising opportunity to propose to you all. I am working with the Kemper Museum to recycle their old vinyl banners into useful objects - totes, sketchbooks, wallets, card holders, etc.

We are recruiting any interested art students (i.e. WHAMMO) to get involved! What you make will be sold on consignment in the Kemper Museum shop, and a portion of the proceeds will go back to WHAMMO.
I also think that you all should start selling the WHAMMO zine at Kemper. Maybe even vinyl covers! The possibilities are endless, really.

Converse amongst yourselves, and then contact me - your favorite printmaking alumna downstairs! Feel free to stop by my office (next to Georgia's in Bixby) if you want to discuss ideas or have questions. If you decide to do this, we will set up a time to meet with Karen at the Kemper and get the project (and the cash money) rolling.

Faithfully yours,

Kim Wardenburg

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Printmaker Cameo

This is an animation that addresses the age-old question 'what is art?' in a fun and cute way. Also, watch out for some priceless special appearances by a certain printmaker . . .

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Project 1

What started out as an idea for a room full of moths...translated into plaster and foamcore.

the gathering (2010)

paper, plaster, foamcore, acrylic, wooden spoon, late night coffee stains

Rivane Neuenschwander

Installation view from Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other, New Museum, New York, 2010. Foreground: Rain Rains (2002).

Perhaps some of the seniors remember this artist being mentioned during seminar last year, but she is worth a new look as her work is coming to the Kemper Museum October 8, 2010 - January 10.

Additionally, she will be giving a talk 10/9 from 11-1 (a saturday) with Richard Flood, chief curator of the New Museum. Take a moment to research this artist-her work is amazing.

Your own private wilderness

While this isn't entirely print related, it is totally mind blowing. I think the opening and closing of the various windows relates to how we sometimes work in a series, and the interactive part of this explores how we own and explore urban spaces.

Friday, September 10, 2010

"Something You've Always Wanted to Do..."


The Big Wait, 2010
Balloon installation with glitter and stool, dimensions variable.

Monday, September 6, 2010

3 Minute Egg

Kathan Brown, founder of Crown Point Press in San Francisco and author of several books including Magical Secrets: The Art of Etching and the Truth of Life, has a regular video commentary on her blog site called, 3 Minute Egg.

Her commentaries reflect her thoughts about various art, creativity, and print-related subjects. Check it out. And check out the blog, too. It's Magical Secrets - listed on the side bar to the right on this page.