Required Reading: Spring In the Studio Wrap Up

June 26, 2014 by

Between the last traces of the Polar Vortex and our first dip in the lake, our kenaf has sproutedanother successful season of Hands-On-Art has ended, and seven artists-in-residence have been busy as springtime bees around our studios. Behind on the WSW blog? Here’s your “In the Studio” cheat sheet, Spring 2014 Edition.


Ohio-based emerging artist and educator Lisa Franko taught etching in our Art-in-Education program and created her own quiet monoprints from gem-like shards of copper plates.

Conceptual artist Nanette Yannuzzi, also from Ohio, silkscreened images of war and surveillance on vintage textiles, examining labor, domestic space, and contemporary anxieties.

Karen J. Revis of NYC spent six weeks in the papermaking studio embracing happy accidents and creating minimal, grid-based pulp paintings.

Dora Lisa Rosenbaum joined us all the way from California to examine how we think about cleanliness, printing an eye-tricking pile of tshirt collagraphs and sparkly, silly soft-ground etchings of sponges. 

Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Resident Sarah McDermott of Washington DC spent 12 weeks teaching silkscreen and producing Channel & Flow, a pocket-sized book about the spatial negotiations we make with nature. In a two-part series, we get to know Sarah and show off her finished book.

Emily Wilson, a printmaker and mixed media artist also from California, explored adding encasutic wax into her collaged etchings on tissue-thin gampi.

Current SUNY New Paltz MFA candidate Maria Vonn embedded human hair in sheets of handmade paper to address anxiety and the body.

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