Judith Jaidinger’s Spirit of Place (above) seems to be the perfect image for the exhibit’s accompanying lecture “Out of the Wood” by WEN President, Joanne Price.
Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition is the second juried exhibition sponsored by the Wood Engravers’ Network. The traveling exhibit features 60 prints by 51 artists from Belgium, Canada, Finland, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom. Works by both members and non-members of the Wood Engravers’ Network are surprisingly bold for their modest size, revealing a rich diversity of styles and subjects that prove this historic medium is robust and thriving. The Triennial exhibition has been shown at 8 different venues over the past three years and the University of Kentucky is a great place to wrap it up.
Please come and celebrate wood engraving and relief printmaking by attending the opening reception at the Margaret I. King Library at the University of Kentucky (179 Funkhouser Dr, Lexington, KY 40508) Friday November 4, at 5pm – lecture at 7pm. Price will discuss historic and contemporary examples of the medium and her recent commission with Larkspur Press and Frank X Walker for his book The Affrilachian Sonnets.
To further celebrate relief printmaking, join Joanne Price for a Kentucky-themed linocut workshop at the King Library Press the following morning (Saturday, November 5) starting at 8:30am. With a continental breakfast and lunch served at noon, this collaborative project is sure to feed your creativity! The cost is $45 per person – Contact the King Library Press to register: 859-608-9623