ALL in Lowell

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Recently I visited Van Gogh’s Gear in Lowell to purchase some art supplies for an upcoming show, (more on that later). Laura, who works there, was great in helping with practical tips for framing and displaying works on paper. Laura mainly works with oils, but has started to get back into printmaking. She encouraged us to visit the exhibit in the room adjoining the shop, The Fabrication of Imagination, by Arts League of Lowell – ALL, sponsored by Artscope Magazine.  The show just ended, but thought I would share some of the works by members of ALL. These photos are also posted on Paper Connection International’s Facebook, where I freelance. Paper Connection is a great resource for handmade paper for all sorts of art applications.

A Sekka-Shibori natural dyed Japanese paper fan for hot summer evening

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In the words of Hiroko Inuma; I could not come up with a better title! Her latest work is a handmade fan, with hand dyed shibori paper. Shibori is like a folded and dyed process, and Hiroko uses the “sekka”, or snowflake tie-dye method.  The clamshell style fans are fastened with Japanese smoked cedar. I cannot stop looking at Hiroko’s work. I would just like to hang these papers on my wall!

papers hanging out to dry in the sun
fan array
a handmade fan by Hiroko-lovely!

Language Lessons on Paper

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                                                     Do you know what this says?

This is a new Japanese silkscreen print from Paper Connection International,
which roughly translates to celebrate.
Check out more of their language lessons on paper!