Thursday, March 28, 2013

SGCI Conference 2013

I just came back from the Southern Graphics Council International Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While being very overwhelmed with the crowds, all the panels, demonstrations, and exhibitions, I enjoyed seeing so many printmakers from around the world in one place, making new connections, looking at wonderful prints, and thinking about why we do what we do. 
A highlight for me was to briefly meet Warrington Colescott, a Wisconsin printmaker who's work I've admired since my university days and who's colour etching techniques have inspired me in many ways. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

From Paraguay to Winnipeg Radio Interview

Yesterday Bennie Peters, my exhibition partner for our current two person exhibition talked about our work on the radio (I was still travelling from Minneapolis and just arriving in Manitoba, so I wasn't part of the interview). If you missed the live interview yesterday, you can still listen to it online for the next six weeks I believe. Here is the link to CKUW 95.9FM  'Eat your Arts and Vegetables'. Simply go to the archives and click on the March 14th interview. Thanks for doing this Bennie!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Exhibition at the Mennonite Heritage Gallery

I have an upcoming exhibition at the Mennonite Heritage Gallery, (Canadian Mennonite University campus) in Winnipeg from March 15th till April 27th. The opening reception is Friday, March 15th at 7:30pm. I am showing work together with an old friend of mine, Bennie Peters. Bennie and I both grew up in Paraguay and moved to Winnipeg to study fine arts, so our backgrounds are somewhat similar but our artworks are very different in style. It was hugely encouraging for me that Bennie was at the University of Manitoba already when I came. This is the first time we are showing our work together and I'm really excited about it!