Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The only thing that seemed a slight to Huie's artistic dominance in Jamaica was that the intellectual elite of his own countrymen had turned away from the type of art ne produced in favor of the untutored, Rastafarian-influenced artists, whose work resembles Haitian voodoo imagery. These were thought to be more representative of Jamaican sensibilities linking themselves with African their African roots.
In spite of that, Huie was often described as the father of Jamaican art. He produced folkloric simplified compositions, showing his love of Jamaica's rich landscape and its beautiful people. His legacy is still growing and we can only hope the people of Jamaica and the world continue to embrace his rhythmic and sincere depictions of the working class.
The Institute of Jamaica, Silver Musgrave medal -1958
The Institute of Jamaica, Gold Musgrave medal -1976
The Order of Distinction -1983
Commander of the Order of Distinction -1992
Jamaican postage stamp, "The Vendor"
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, Februrary 21, 2013:
Midwest Pressed: Tim Dooley & Aaron Wilson
Friday, February 22, 2013:
- Open Portfolio! 3:00pm-4:30pm. SIGN UP BELOW!!!! Austin Peay University's Print Shop will be doing some live letterpress printing during open portfolio and the visiting artists' work will also be displayed.
- Dinner Break! 4:30pm-6:00pm Eat some delicious Nashville food at local restaurants... Check out our travel page for some suggestions.
- Visiting Artist Talks 6:00pm: Artists visiting at local insitutions will give short, back-to-back lectures for the public! To see the line-up, please check out our VISITING ARTISTS page.
Locations of Events and Nashville Musts!
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
1204 25th Ave. South
Belmont University Gallery
Middle Tennessee State University
Hatch Show Printshop
Monday, February 18, 2013
Albon is drawn tot he printed image because it is a counterpart to the immediacy f his drawings and sketches. Above, we see a group of men inside a storefront while people walk by on the street. Some of the other images in this article show people moving about street markets and avoiding crowded avenues filled with tourists, cabs and motorcycles. Overall, one gets a sense of the bustle of the place and it make us curious to follow the people on the street to round the next corner and see what new adventure lies ahead.
Albon's compositions are tossed askew and his cropping of the images help us become a part of them. This printmaker/illustrator is incorporating his images into books and plays and is a part of art's insistence that new artists want to be adept at multi-media. He is on his way, and we'll keep our eyes upon him.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In the Americas, the valentine custom developed from an influx of Austrian, German and English immigrant customs, and according to legend, an English Valentine received by a woman in Massachusetts inspired the beginnings of the American Valentine industry. Sending and exchanging of love letters or valentines was a custom among the German immigrants of Pennsylvania. The fancy cards made in Germany were elegant, with honeycomb paper insets, embossing, foldouts and ribbon embellishments. Some German valentines were cutouts with movable parts. There were ships, cars, trains and later airplanes. When a paper lever was moved their wheels would go around and the characters' heads would turn.
In the 1700s, a practice developed where men would send their paramours a written booklet filled with hand-written romantic phrases and it included a selection of romantic responses which women could send back to their beloveds. Some 18th and 19th c. valentines included religious references with a sacred heart and an angel(Cupid). It is believed that nuns created these cards with hand-cut paper lace. They were delicate and took a long time to produce.
Both "vinegar valentines" and "penny dreadfuls" came under close social, religious and postal service scrutiny. The practice also led to a somewhat obscene number of valentines being produced which caused several countries to ban the practice of exchanging cards through the mail for a period of time. For example, in Chicago, late in the 19th c., the Post Office rejected some 25,000 cards on the grounds that they were "not fit" be carried through the United States Mail.