A Texas Farewell

On our last day together several of us went to view the Texas A&M University’s Entomology collection. While these insects may give some the creepy crawlies – I was in heaven! I have been working on an artist’s book of beneficial insects and so seeing these specimens and talking with Mirka’s husband, Hee Kim –…

Exquisite Corpse Exchange Project

At the WEN Annual Summer Workshop in Bryan, Texas May 23-28, Mirka Hokkanen (hostess with the most-est) organized a fun Exquisite Corpse project. Exquisite Corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection of images is assembled – in our case,…

Penultimate Friday!

On the fourth day of the WEN annual workshop we enjoyed many activities, including an exhibit of wood engravings curated by WEN and Mirka Hokkanen at the Art Council of Brazos Valley’s Texas Gallery. There were some wonderful works on view from Mirka’s private collection in addition to the WEN traveling exhibit.   The Sead…

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

WEN 2016 Summer Workshop participants had the privilege of visiting the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s wonderful resources including the Museum’s current exhibitions as well as the Works on Paper Study Center and the Special Collections Library. A book about wood engraving tools Carl Montford shows images on his phone of the slow progression of…

Bryan, Texas – WEN 2016 Summer Workshop!

May 24th through the 28th, members of the Wood Engravers’ Network will converge upon Bryan, Texas at the Purple Turtle Studio (also known as The Frame Gallery). Mirka Hokkanen, ( http://www.mirkah.com/about/ ) our fearless and patient hostess and organizer has put together a wonderful schedule of events: https://wenworkshop2016.wordpress.com/schedule/ and arranged to have a special visiting graphic…