Todd Frye is an expert lithographer, and he's anxious to show you the fine art of printmaking. Just stop by Kimball Art Center's Badami Gallery and learn all about it.
In addition to a fine exhibit of black-and-white and color lithography is a display showing the step-by-step procedure in making a lithographic print.An artist draws or paints on the surface of the limestone. The drawing is then chemically "fixed" to the stone. The lithographer dampens the surface of the stone with water and rolls an inked brayer over the top. The ink adheres to the images but is rejected by the water film in the non-image areas. The surface is then ready to print.
For color lithography, Frye makes a Mylar key image to use for color separations. He has found that aluminum plates work well when printing flat areas of color. The "key" image is printed last, thus tying everything together.
This informative exhibit remains at KAC through July 1.
- A traveling art exhibit featuring original artwork by artists from Utah, Idaho and Washington has embarked on a 20-stop tour of the three states. The "Spirit of the West - a celebration of the arts" will first be shown in Utah during Provo's Freedom Festival (July 3-7). It will be shown in Logan during Summerfest, Springville during World Folkfest, Bountiful during Summerfest, Ogden during Autumnfest and Salt Lake City during the Neighborfair at Liberty Park and the Utah State Fair.
- Entries are being accepted for artists wishing to exhibit at the Atrium Gallery, on the third level of the Salt Lake Public Library, 209 E. 500 South. Artists must submit portfolios of 15 to 20 slides, the medium and size of the work to the Audiovisual Department on or before June 15. For details, call 524-8242.
- Painter Randall Lake will open his studio to the public on Friday, June 14,for an exhibition and sale of recent paintings. The one-ight event will take place from 4-10 p.m. at his Guthrie Building studio, 158 E. 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City.
The exhibit will feature landscapes and still life from recent trips to Paris and Spring City. Lake will teach a five-day workshop from June 17-21.
- The Shining Feather Art Academy for Women held its 10th annual art exhibit on May 29. First, second and third place winners are: Beginners' division - Mary Hatley, Donna Brown and Susan Labrum; intermediate division - Evelyn Beers, Lily Wilson and Geri Barker; advanced division - Diane Richards, Karma Pehrson and Tami Pugh. The people's choice award went to Richards. Other winners include Pugh (students' choice award), Karen Lind (most original award), Richards (best-of-show award) and Bernice McBride (the annual Shining Feather western plaque).
- Lectures, workshops and classes.
Monday, June 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Utah State University (750-1412) - Color woodcut workshop with Carol Summers.
Wednesday, June 12, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Art/lunch tour by Susan Hyde Bland, artist of mixed-media installation in Upstairs Gallery.
Monday through Friday, June 17-21, 7 p.m., Kimball Art Center, Park City (649-8882) - "Fundamentals of Realism as Applied to Still Life," an oil painting workshop with Randall Lake.
Monday through Friday, June 17-21, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Utah State University (750-1412) - Ceramic sculpture with Chuck McWeeny.
Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, Bountiful/Davis Art Center (292-0367) - Painting workshop with Thomas Leek.
- By Richard P. Christenson