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What we’ve been up to…

What we’ve been up to…

After 3 hours of hard labor, CSP President Anthony Ryan and Historian Maryly Snow (acting as photographer) celebrate completing phase #1 of weeding and organizing the unofficial BASK archive (newly installed at a storage locker after years in Peter McCormick’s garage). There are about 100 copies of the monograph Master of Line — Winkler, one of the charter members of California Society of Etchers; back issues of journals, some print

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Karl Kasten: A Rememberance by Kevin Radley

Karl Kasten: A Rememberance by Kevin Radley

If you drive or look east you begin to see the blue abstraction of the Sierra Foot Hills. There is a theory in art that the further away an object is the more abstract it is and because of the distance the color of the object turns blue for the light is cooler.  The closer one gets the more vivid the shapes become, and the clarity of color comes clearer

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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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