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Karl Kasten, 1916- 2010: An Introduction by Maryly Snow

Karl Kasten, 1916- 2010: An Introduction by Maryly Snow

I published a short article on Karl Kasten in the Spring 2008 NewsBrief. Reading it over today, after a moving memorial luncheon for him, I realize that my article is flawed: it has the facts, but doesn’t begin to convey the enthusiastic generosity of spirit and joyful love of art that is Karl’s hallmark. This revised version is an appetizer to whet your appetite for a few more substantive articles

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A Visit to the Adobe Art Center by Maryly Snow

A Visit to the Adobe Art Center by Maryly Snow

The California Society of Pritnmakers recently had a group show “Printing from Perceptions” at the Adobe Art Center in Castro Valley, CA. The following is from one of the exhibiting artists. -Ed. I had overheard Gary Comoglio and Mark Welschmeyer extolling the virtues of the Adobe Art Center. That was at one of our Centennial committee meetings. I was curious about the place because I’d never heard of it before.

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Hecho en Mazatlán /Made in Mazatlán review

Hecho en Mazatlán /Made in Mazatlán review

Hecho en Mazatlán /Made in Mazatlán a review by Grace Andriola Purpura Museo de Arte, Mazatlan, MX – December 4, 2009 – January 8, 2010 StoneMetal Press, San Antonio, TX – May 8 – June 19, 2010 Glen Rogers is a strong force in the world of art and architecture. A versatile artist as well as master printmaker and teacher, she is a leader in the development of new art

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Monotype in Mazatlán

Monotype in Mazatlán

Monotype in Mazatlán By Robynn Smith, CSP member As I write this, I am looking at 750 images shot last week during a printmaking excursion in Mazatlán, Mexico. Fluorescent sunsets, brightly colored building facades with ornate iron work, huge burlap sacks of chilis and dried beans, trays of steaming tamales and foamy ocean waves. Oh yes, and monotypes. Scads of them. The prints are overflowing tables, pinned to walls and

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Karl Kasten

Karl Kasten

Gary Comoglio, the CSP’s Board Member for Exhibitions wrote a lovely article about meeting Karl Kasten, an artist and California Society of Printmakers member who passed away recently.

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