Today we Start in Earnest

Hopefully you were able to attend the J. Dell and C. White artist talk/reception on Sunday. If not, their exhibit at the Georgetown Art Center ends on 1/24, so there’s still time to see it.

So, PrintAustin is upon us. We have 80 or so events and it’s not going to be easy to choose when there are conflicts. Our plan of action is to do as much as possible, even if we need to spend some time at one show and hop in the car and head out to another. One example is tonight. There’t the UT Landmarks screening and the Kathryn Polk exhibit–two must sees. Luckily doable from a time perspective.

January 15
Landmarks, the public art program at UT, will host printmaker, filmmaker, and musician, Jay Bolotin. A reception will follow a performance and screening of his animated film made from 40 woodcuts.
Bolotin won Best Animation at the 2007 Santa Fe Film Festival for his woodcut motion picture “The Jackleg Testament Part I: The Story of Jack & Eve.” The film is featured in the Landmarks Video 2014-15 season.
Time: screening from 5:30-6:30 pm followed by Q&A and reception
Location: The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo

Kathryn Polk: In Her Place
Reception: 6-8 pm
Open through February 14
Location: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. 6th St.

 

I take it we’ll see you on the 17th for the big kickoff at Canopy? There’s a ton going on, including the reception for our juried show:

PrintAustin: The Contemporary Print
Artists: Brandon Alumbaugh, Aaron Coleman, Ryan Cronk, Jeffrey Dell, Tom Druecker, James Ehlers, Eric Euler, Eliza Evans, Teresa Gomez-Martorell, Oscar Gillespie, Karla Hackenmiller, Whitney Hill, Amber Heaton, Mark Hosford, Erin Kerr, Brittany Kieler, Tyler Krasowski, Mario Laplante, Katharine LiBretto, Nathan Pietrykowski, Clifton Riley, Jillian Sokso, Joy Stocksdale, Juergen Strunck, Ken Wood, Rina Yoon, Art Werger
Reception: 6-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15-February 21
Location: Big Medium Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2, #101
Event link

Artist talks are the next day, :
January 18
PrintAustin: The Contemporary Print
Artist Talk: 12-2 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15-February 21
Location: Big Medium Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2, #101

 

If you’re interested in learning more about printmaking, here’s a workshop with a special price for PrintAustin:

January 20
unnamedWorkshop: Woodcut Printmaking Basics
Enjoy this a crash course in wood block printmaking. Learn how to prepare your blocks for drawing, carve and print them on a press and by hand.
Instructor: A.J. Lovell
Dates: Tuesdays through February 17, 6-9pm
Location: The Contemporary Austin – Art School at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.
$149 (including materials) – This is a special price for PrintAustin. Please call to register (512.323.6380) or use the code “printaustin” when registering online (thecontemporaryaustin.org