Monday, October 31, 2011

UN-NATURAL DISASTERS- Opening in Taxco . Casa Borda . Expressions Graph...

Enjoy this video sent by Nicolas of the exhibition at the Cultural Center in Taxco.
Everyone's print gets a few seconds of screen time. Thanks Nicolas. It looks like there was great turn out!

Exhbition in Mexico

Hello everyone!
Following are a few links with articles that Nicolas very kindly put together and provided to the local news outlets.
and here and here and here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday Night Gallery Walk

Hello everyone!
Thank you to those that made it out to our public reception for Un-Natural Disasters!
Our suite of prints looks quite good in the gallery space at Expressions Graphics. Two receptions were held this weekend, one on Friday evening and the other on Saturday. Both dates drew quite a nice crowd of interested people. I was at the gallery on Friday and received so many nice compliments from people. Many commented on how they were impressed with the range of topics that the group took on. Each print was the favorite of some gallery visitor! If you have not had a chance to see the exhibition, the gallery will be open Friday, October 28th from 1 until 4 and on Saturday from 1 until 4. I will be taking down the exhibition on Friday, November 4th - a few days later than originally planned. Enjoy just a few of the photos from Friday evening!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Exhibition in Mexico

If you happen to be in the area, stop by the exhibition in Taxco to check out our suite of

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Public Reception!

If you are in the Chicago land area, be sure to stop by and see the wonderful work. Meet a few of the artists and find out how and when we plan on doing for the next installment of Un-Natural Disasters!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mexico Exhibition & Local PR

Hello everyone!
Just wanted to let you all know that our suite of prints have arrived safely in Mexico and Nicolas is taking care of hanging them in the space. He will try to take photos and forward them to me. When he does, I will be sure to post them here for your viewing pleasure.

On a local note, Dave Coulter, one of our participants has kindly included some free PR for us via his blog that is connected to one of the local newspapers here in Oak Park.
You can see his post here.

Remember, the opening for the exhibition in next Friday evening from 6 to 9. If you are local, I hope to see you there!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Last but NOT least....

From a neighbor to the north, this arrival from Calgary.
Take a real close look at this when it arrives to you!
"Humpty-Dumpty Fraking" - Eveline Kolijn, etching and chine colle, 16" x 9"

Super size it? NOT!

Add ImageAddressing some important health issues, here is an arrival from Oklahoma.
"Progress Over Tradition" - Marwin Begaye, 19" x 12" 3 color screen print.

So Delicate

Another hand delivered piece - really, again, my amateur photography skills come thru on this.
Quite lovely!
"Que los ninos juegan en el cielo" - Teresa J. Parker, etching on rice paper with gold stamps, 5-1/2" x 13"

Also from Texas....

Here is a great full bleed print from Elizabeth.
"Arsonist Casuality" - Elizabeth Figueroa, 20" x 13" screen print

Arriving from Texas.....

Get lost in these two images!
"Great Wall of America" - Reynaldo Santiago, mixtograph, (embossed screen print), 8-1/2" x 15"
This photo does not do the deep rust color justice.

Are You a Gambler?

This print was hand delivered by Arturo.
Makes you think twice about violence that reaches around the world.
"No One Wins" - Arturo Barrera, 10-1/2" x 14", litho

Get Your #2 Pencils Ready......

It's always nice to know there a people that agree with you on the subject of testing in the public school system.
"Standardized Testing and It's Victims" - Ricardo Serment - 10 x 16 screen print

Surgery anyone?

This block print arrived from Antonio Pazaran
Yeah for woodcuts!
"Running With Scissors" 11" x 11, block print

Toxic Green!

Seriously, don't you agree that the green in this print is a colorful embodiment of the word 'toxic'?
"Toxic Tsunami" - Jose Gutierrez, 9" x 12" block print

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Visual Adventure

Amelia sent this ultra-colorful edition - wow!
"Familial Query" - Amelia Spinney, 8(?) color full bleed print

Alternative Energy?

This lovely piece came from Rene.
"Nu-Clear" - Rene Arceo, 15" x 9" block print

A River Runs Thru It

Laura's edition is featured here. I don't think I will ever listen to the song by that title in the same way again.
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Laura Myntti, 8" x 10" etching.

What kind of frog IS this????

Dave submitted and edition of this creature. Would hate to run into him in my back yard.
"Rana-tritiumensis" - Dave Coulter, 9" x 12" two color block print

Blue Fin Tuna

Carol Friedle completed this print. I have to say, the photo here does not give justice to the
beautiful dark ultramarine blue ink that is used.
"Losing the Battle" - Carol Friedle 10" x 14" block print.

Don't Throw That Away!

Ok, honestly I was hoping I could have been the first person to complete my edition. But things never go as planned. Here is mine.
"Hunger" - Jill Kramer, 9" x 12" four color screen print

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tar Sand Oil Anyone?

Here is Janet Schill's edition. After printing the entire edition, and getting it to me, chose to change one thing and re-did the entire edition!
Titled "No!", it is a 3 color 3 sided bleed print.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Here is the work from Gabriel Trinidad, also arriving safely from Mexico.
He titled his piece "Contratiempos" and is a block print that is 8-1/2" x 13-1/2".

Prints from Mexico

Here is the print from Nicolas deJesus.
Nicolas' print is titled "Ecocidio" and is an 8-1/2" x 14-1/2" etching printed on bark paper.

First print to arrive!

This image is from Ben & Anna Varela.
It is titled "Lines of Hope" and is a 10" x 12" block print.