Thursday, November 19, 2009

We Like Ty!

"Ty Wilkins is a designer and illustrator living in Wichita, Kansas. He works full time for Gardner Design and is the founder and editor of the popular typography blog Type Theory." He's also a Charley Harper fan and a very polite young man. We like polite. Check out his website. He's going to be making 30"x30" limited edition screenprints of some of his imagery soon.

Next time you visit the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden , visit the World of the Insect exhibit and say hello to Karen Schmidt and see wood that she collects from out behind the Charley Harper Art Studio for the beetles she cares for. Lots of beech trees in these here forests.

If your near yellow Springs, OH this weekend, come see our booth at the Glen Helen 27th Annual Nature Arts & Crafts Show. "The Show's setting is beautiful. it is housed in a limestone, timber, and glass building situated on the rim of Glen Helen nature Preserve." Glen Helen is a 1,000 acre nature preserved owned by Antioch University.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This Weekend is Chicago!!

Happy Autumn! Did you change your clocks? Are you ready to visit us at the 20th Modernism Show, at Winnetka, Illinois this weekend? What could be better than visiting Chicago and coming by to say hi to us? This volunteer-produced show is in the Winnetka Community House, at 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8. There's a special preview party on Nov. 6th. from 6:30 to 9:30 and the cost includes show admission. There is also a VIP breakfast with Jan Parr at 9 a.m. Nov. 7, the cost of which also includes show admission.

"Modernism encompasses art movements that began in the late 19th century when artists, architects and designers were seeking a way to shed the stuffy, lavishly decorated style of the Victorian era. Clean lines, simple style, and sleek materials are among the hallmarks of Modernism. Well-known modernist slogans include, “Less is more,” and “Form follows function”."

The Winnetka Community House is a non-profit recreational, educational, and cultural arts organization serving the North Shore of Chicago. Founded in 1911 as a nondenominational gathering place for the village, the Community House’s programs sprang to life immediately with a variety of activities for all ages. Today, the Winnetka Community House welcomes more than 250,000 visitors annually.