WOOD ENGRAVERS' NETWORK: THIRD TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION
- August 25 - October 28, 2017
- Free Opening Reception: Third Thursday, September 21, 6-8 pm
The Noyes Museum is proud to present a selection of prints from The Wood Engravers' Network. In 1994, Jim Horton contacted wood engravers from all over the United States and invited them to meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the first time, forming a new organization called the Wood Engravers’ Network (WEN). The Wood Engravers’ Network fosters education and creates a resource for wood engravers.
Wood engraving is a form of relief printmaking. Cutting away areas of the block produces areas that will not print. The flat raised relief areas are inked with a brayer (rubber roller) and pressure is applied to transfer ink to paper, creating a mirror image impression of the block. An engraved wood block shows the tactile and sculptural nature of the relief carving. Varied tints and effects are achieved by using a variety of tools. Any mark upon the surface produces an area that does not print, also called a white line. Any wood removed from around a line, leaves a standing black line.
The Noyes Museum of Art has put together a selection of images from the WEN collection, demonstrating a variety of styles, subjects, and techniques.
2017 SIGNATURE ARTIST EXHIBITION
- 10.05.17 - 11.26.17
- Opening Reception: Second Friday, October 13, 6 - 8pm
The Noyes Signature Artist Members Exhibition showcases the recent work of nine artists creating outstanding artwork throughout the region. The exhibition will feature works in mixed media, painting, and sculpture. From fabric compositions to fine oil paintings, this exhibition is an eclectic mix of work from the Noyes Museum's Signature Artists, a group pre-selected by a jury of regional arts professionals.
Artists included in this exhibition: Zenna Broomer, Sheila Grabarsky, Glen Guarino, Ken Karlic, Lucretia McGuff-Silverman, Vincent Nardone, Marie Natale, Rae Smith and Skeffington Thomas.
VIRTUAL/VISUAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
- August 25 - October 15, 2017
Virtual/Visual Contemporary Art Exhibition is a collection of complex artwork from a group of artists with vastly different cultural backgrounds, yet with strong visual relationships. These works explore the many ways that imagery reflects life - whether reflecting our reality or disconnecting from it altogether. The images display the many ways that art can evoke a sense of fantasy parallel to actuality. With the power to heal and liberate, these images echo and validate our emotions.
Artist Zhu AiJuan (Tiffany) was born in NanJing, China. She began painting as a very young girl, always experimenting. In 2001, she moved to New York City and decided to advance her painting skills with formal education. Mentored under the artist and teacher Alan Van Every, she learned about 20th and 21st century artistic philosphies and techniques. She has also studied at The Art Students League Of New York and The National Academy Museum and School. Her work continues to focus on diverse, experimental techniques.