Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Braiding Sweetgrass” with Engraving by Tony Drehfal

The cover of the Japanese translation of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Braiding Sweetgrass”, is graced with the WEN’s Editor’s engravings of his wife’s (many) sweetgrass braids. Tony says “I cut this engraving for the WEN calendar, and about the same time Jeanne [Tony’s partner] was reading Robin’s book, and really liking it (I too have read…

Engraved Renaissance Capitals on Exhibit

Renaissance Capitals from the University of Minnesota’s Maywald Collection at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum On Display: July 7 – September 30, 2018 Gallery Reception: Saturday, July 7, 5 – 7 pm Join Hamilton Artistic Director Bill Moran for an exhibit of rare Renaissance initial capitals from the Maywald Collection from the University of…

May Calendar Page, Full of Mystery

May’s calendar page, by Minnesota artist, Dale Kennedy is full of mysterious imagery and surreal wonder. What looks like medieval figures gathered on a very large tree stump with flaming swords crossed above and strings/ropes suggest a May Pole, while on the right half, a wide spaced toothy smiling figure suggests a different culture altogether.…

Gerard Brender à Brandis Featured in “Art of the Plant”

WEN member, Gerard Brender à Brandis has produced hundreds of drawings, watercolors, and engravings of plants, landscape, buildings and musical instruments. Gerard’s garden and studio are in Stratford, Ontario Canada. This wood engraving is titled Dodecatheon meadia. Commonly called “shooting star,” this wild flower grows naturally from southern Manitoba through Wisconsin, west to Pennsylvania, D.C. and…