martes, 12 de abril de 2011

Thresholds to Conservation

In 2009 I was invited to participate on the Collaborative Limited Edition Printmaking Portfolio and I created for this project the linocut "Ofrenda" (after Gauguin). Last year the portfolio was realised and was presented at the Art House Gallery in McAllen, Texas, and now it wil be exhibiting at Expressions Graphics Gallery in Oak Park, IL.

Thresholds to Conservation

Thresholds to Conservation is the first Rio Grande Valley Collaborative printmaking portfolio produced in response to a call for artist, printmakers, and educators by Reynaldo Santiago, curator at the Art House Gallery in McAllen, Texas. Invited to participate in the portfolio are a unique group of international and local artists who have interpreted images, each with a specific message, based on the title via a variety of printmaking techniques. All prints are original, hand pulled, and signed by the artist.

"Ofrenda". Print by Carlos Barberena

Participating artists include:
René Arceo, Carlos Barberena, Linda Lewis, Benjamín Martínez, Will Martin, Reynaldo Santiago, Janet Schill, Paul Valadez, María Elena Macías, Isaac Santiago, Ramiro Paz, Xavier Garza.

Opening Reception: April 15, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Expressions Graphics Gallery. 29 Harrison St. Oak Park, IL 60304

lunes, 11 de abril de 2011

6th KIWA Woodblock Exhibition

I am exhibiting on the International Woodprint Exhibition: The 6th KIWA / "Enjoying the Forest of World Wood prints" at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art - Annex, Kyoto, Japan.

The KIWA (Kyoto International Woodprint Association) Exhibition is the largest contemporary woodblock exhibition in the world. It is held every four years and then goes on tour. This year are participating on the exhibit 300 artists from 45 countries. So, I am glad to be part of this project and representing my country Nicaragua with my woodprints.

6th KIWA