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No Pressure Printing, an Introduction to Printmaking Techniques
Saturdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $88; General Public: $100
No printing press is needed for this class that will introduce basic printmaking techniques through gallery discussions and hands on experiences. Participants will spend time in the gallery viewing examples of various printmaking methods before creating hand-pressed prints in studio using simple monotype and relief printmaking techniques.
Attaching messages to trees, as been a ritual practiced in many cultures. The Japanese wrote prayers for support in times of trouble or in gratitude during times of prosperity. Other cultures’ communities would dress trees as a ritual according to Barry Patterson. “Tree dressing is the ancient and global art in which a community celebrates or commemorates something of importance to them by decorating a tree and holding some kind of event nearby. Whether the tree is dressed with flags as in England, rags in Ireland, fruit in India, red ribbons in Turkey, clothes & jewelry in Siberia or bottles in the South of France it is both a visually striking and memorable event.
Inspired by many cultures universal practice of tree dressing for hope and celebration, artist Jaim Hackbart will be asking neighboring business owners, neighbors and pedestrians to consider what they would like to see Leavenworth Street become. They will be asked to write it on a tag. They may also write hopes, dreams or possibilities for themselves. The trees that will have the visions and dreams attached to them are located at the bus stop and in front of 2709 Leavenworth.
Leavenworth is not an isolated area it is viable, visible link to downtown for most commuters. It is part of a greater whole. Hackbart has decided to present this interconnection of Omaha’s neighborhoods by asking community members to donate materials being used and select city leaders will be asked to write a tag. The tags that will be used for hanging visions will be made from artwork work donated by Omaha artists. All of the tying ribbons were donated by Omaha residents. This imbues the significance of community into the project at an intuitive level.
Jaim Hackbart’s VISION TREE performance schedule:
July 1st: 9:30 – 10:30 am 2709 Trug
4:00 – 5:00 pm Bus stop Trug
July 2nd: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
July 3rd: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Mobile walking between 24th to 28th
July 4th: No performance, but the tree will be visible
July 5th: 3:00- 5:00 pm 2709 Trug
July 6th: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 2709 Trug and Bus stop Trug
July 7th: noon – 2:00 pm 2709 Trug and Bus stop Trug
July 14th: Vision tree tags removed