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I Receive Visitors

I hosted a group of about forty people in my studio this week. They were visiting several studios in my building as part of Art Encounters, a group that organizes tours of artists' studios in the Chicago area. The group leader, Joanna, led a sensitive and thoughtful discussion of my work.

Almost all my business cards and postcards disappeared, so there may be future sales arising from the visit. But aside from that, it was good to talk about this new body of work for the first time and to receive such positive responses to it.

Student Success

If there's one thing that's nicer than teaching a printmaking class to engaged and talented adults, it's when one of those participants submits a print made in the class to a competition or exhibition with a successful outcome.

The above print is a collagraph by Jean Harper, made if I remember correctly by incising shapes into matboard and then adding some carborundum here and there. Jean's day job is Associate Professor of English at Indiana University East, but clearly her future lies in the field of Fine Art.

The print is on display at the 41st Annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition.

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