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World Washi Summit

June 7 - 15, 2008

Opening reception: Thursday May 22  7 - 10 pm

Natural Born Printers: OCAD Print Thesis Show - Lennox Contemporary - April 23 - May 4, 2008.  12 Ossington Ave., Toronto. Reception: Friday April 25, 2008 - 7 - 10 PM

Printmaking and washi, traditional and experimental approaches to this perfect marriage.

Includes sumptuous etchings, condensed miniature wood engravings, installation drama and an artist’s book and sculpture all on beautiful Washi paper.
First of many exhibitions in the World Washi Summit 2008 organized by the Japanese Paper Place and the indomitable Nancy Jacobi.
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artists: Libby Hague, Brian Kelley, Paul Kershaw (UK), Kurt Pammer, Tammy Ratcliff, George Walker

Libby Hague: “Spectacular setting 2 hrs. from Huntsville, hot and cold running water, wildlife, must see”. Too good to be true? It’s Disney with a twist, nature from life and the imagination.
( print installation on Okawara paper, 11 x 26 ft. ) www.libbyhague.com

Brian Kelley: a cross section of the washi work of this prolific and popular artist.
Paul Kershaw: exhibits exquisitely detailed, multicoloured wood engravings on gampi. They are a personal response to the landscape of N.W. Scotland, especially the Isle of Skye, his home since 1986. Including . Kershaw is a member of the Society of Wood Engraves and an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter - Printmakers. www.plkershaw.co.uk

Kurt Pammer: “Pick a card, any card...” Pammer picks his three favorite works printed at Open Studio during the past eight years. A preview of an up and coming exhibition at Open Studio.

Tammy Ratcliff : exhibits abstracted nature studies. The fruitful results of daydreaming, admiring and getting lost in the tangled branches of the crabapple trees that grow beneath her studio fire escape. The two larger monotypes on canvas, include painting and drawing between multiple layers of semi-transparent washi. www.tammyratcliff.com

George Walker: BOOK OF HOURS A Tragic New York Novel Told with 99 Wood Engravings The world is now split into two timelines; the world before 911 and the world after. The book of Hours takes us from September 10th 2001 until the morning of September 11th. We see the office workers as they go about an average day unaware of the history they will make and the life changing world that will follow. No words can describe the impact of such devastating
transformation that day marks in our history. www3.sympatico.ca/george.walker

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