Monday, October 13, 2014

Paddlefish Visitation

FLO came over yesterday,
and will stay through the Fall Art Tour.
Many of you have known about the Paddlefish I carved for the
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Documentary "Rhythm of the River"
seeing it on television or in the news.

Well, she's here in my backyard...
after a really active summer 
attending numerous events 
bringing awareness to the Wisconsin Riverway.

and to some of the events she's attended

I'll tell you more later in this blog, if I find the time.
I'm trying to ready for the tour.
In my attempting some order here,
I've discovered that my 7 Pound Betty
does NOT like her routine altered.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kelen Art in Shows!

In addtion to the Fall Art Tour, October 17, 18, 19th,
my Religionator print is in the CrossRoads CoffeeHouse show,
which opens tonight...6pm.

Next Wednesday, an art quality print on canvas of my whiteline woodprint, "I live here."

will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the art show & auction.

Yes...there's lots going on lately!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Fall Art Tour 2014

This year's Fall Art Tour will find my etching press squared up and working!
It happened in early summer.
I bought it new blankets, new ink and tarlatons.
Since my collagraphy class proposal was accepted at the Peninsula School of Art,
I had to remind myself how to print!
I got out the Art of Etching by E.S. Lumsden, the book I learned from at the Chicago Art Institute,
and read and practiced the printing chapters.
I got some hints and advice from a printer at Takach Paper, and another from McClains.
I went through lots of papers, and finally settled on a couple which worked wonderfully for my plates.
I printed...printed...printed...printed...printed...printed...printed...
and finally, I saw my abilities not only returned, but better than before.
NOW I could teach that collagraphy class, no problem.
I was armed, and ready for any kind of problems students magically present. 
After completing jobs promised to others,
and surviving the Peninsula School of Art's Guenzel Gallery Print Fair,
I've got a little time before welcoming the curious into my studio, #26,
October 17th through the 19th.