Saturday, October 31, 2009

I thought it was a nice change to critique another class this past Friday. It was a way to get a true unbiased critique. I've also enjoyed working on these monotypes. I like seeing the process as the print develops with each layer. It's also interesting to see the different approaches from everyone in the class. It seems like a lot of people are doing abstract pieces. I've tried doing both, and I'm not sure which one I'm liking more.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Mono Type

I have had a wonderfull time working on my monotypes. It is interestings to see what develops after it goes through the press. Where the press takes your ideas.



It was fun looking at another classes work. Especially sence we just finnished up our colliographs aswell.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

final friday

I hope to see a large amount of people out on Friday. Lot of us have work at shiftspace for the current II show. Please bring a friend.

be safe over the weekend


Monotype Progress

I think the monotype is going well for me thus far. I'm currently working on my first one, but after this one it should be smooth sailing for the rest of them. I'm excited to see how everyone's monotype comes out. I think monotype is an intriguing way to print.

Slade Grund

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Check out some of these interesting collographs. I think thatthe hanging collographs are very well done. 

Jordon May

Art 21

if u guys are free this evening the Art 21: SYSTEMS preview party is tonight at 6:30 in mcknight 210. the featured artists are John Baldessari, Kimsooja, Allan McCollum, Julie Mehretu.
megan st.clair

Monday, October 26, 2009

Late, Messy Post

The trip to New York was a life changing one. It was amazing and emotional to be in front of all the pieces I have learned about in the last year and a half. The trip also got my creative juices flowing. I am glad that I am finally spitting out work that I love. Everything is finally coming together, and it makes me really happy.

Previously, someone had posted about the website I have spent so many hours on that website searching for interesting artists and projects, and have found quite a few.
Here are a few. Check them out.

Emily Ritter

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Antoni Tapies

Tapies is one of my favorite painters and I was really pleased today to find some prints that he made. I never seen any of them before!


Shaped Under One Arch

Shaped Under One Arch - Tatiana Svrckova's solo show

Opening Reception Monday, October 26, 5-7pm
Show lasts until Friday, November 6
Exhibition held at Rhatigan Student Center Gallery on the Wichita
State University campus
Hours: Monday and Thursday open 8:30am - 7pm, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm


Mid-Term Review

So I think I am actually ready for mid-term review. I reworked my zinc plate a lot, and although the print I ran doing brown and then black didn't turn out like I'd hoped (I didn't get it lined up all the way when I ran the black over the brown) my color one turned out pretty good. I think it looks much better than it did before. I also added some lines to my demons on the lino and ran another rainbow roll, which turned out really well. I am really happy with the colors that I got. I'm also really happy with the collograph. I'd like to do more of that type of printing. So that's that, on to the next project.

I must say I'm a bit nervous about how the monotype will turn out. I've got a couple of drawings that I did back in Drawing I and Drawing II that I'm planning to rework a bit and consider using, I've also thought of going a bit abstract, so we'll see.

-Bree Williams

Saturday, October 24, 2009


I think I deserve a pat on the back or something. =) I am finally getting caught up with the rest of the class! I just need to rework my litho print and my etching and I will be right on top of it.

Slade Grund

Kraken Rum

I've always been interested in unique packaging, especially different bottles. While I was browsing, I found one that I really liked. It's for Kraken Rum. Everything, from the label, to the lid, to the bottle itself is interesting.

Also check out this link to see the box that it comes in. It's pretty spiffy:


It is that time of year

So it getting close to that time of year with the end of this month. I am looking forward to see what this year has to offer.

Check out Ashely Wood's blog and try to find some of his Zombie work or even some of his Robot stuff is cool.

Make sure you attempt to watch at least one horror film. The more Zombies the better. The original 1968 version of George A. Romero's, Night of the Living Dead is pretty cool. It is odd that the film is a commentary on racism.

I am still a fan of the old slow moving zombies the new fast moving zombies scare the crap out of me.

Try to keep ahead of the Zombie pack and enjoy the 31st.


Friday, October 23, 2009

So I am excited about the final project. I think it will be a great opportunity. And I get to work with a friend of mine who is also a very talented artist. The two of us together are going to be glorious. I cant wait to start working on it.

-Susie McHugh

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The invisible man

Here is a pretty neat guy. He paints himself so that he blends into the the picture.

its NEAT


Stuff from the web

I saw some cool stuff in Istanbul. There was alot of stuff in the Istanbul Bienalle. But I found this work on the side while looking for some other stuff.

I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.


Monday, October 19, 2009

art 21

the next art 21 preview party will be at the donut hole tomorrow night (tues. oct 20th) i believe at 6:30 pm. its called transformation and will be featuring american artists. also, the last day to enter work to current II is tomorrow, drop off at shiftspace.
megan st.clair

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I'm back in Pratt for my monthly visit. When I returned to the Pratt Community College art gallery to see Monika's exhibit, I was greeted with the same prairie photography that I've seen one thousand times and that comes a dime a dozen in western Kansas. Hate to disrespect other people's work, but if I have to see any more of the same picture of a sunset on a prairie or a sunflower, I may brain myself.



So I went to the Art 21 Preview Party at Shift Space last Tuesday. It was pretty interesting. I always enjoy watching Art 21, but something I found even more entertaining was watching other people's response to certain artists. I was a little disappointed that I didn't really see any familiar faces though, so next time everyone should check it out! Not sure about the next date but there's a page about it if you go to the Ulrich's website.

I've worked on my zinc plate some, other than that I've been completely slacking over fall break. Hopefully I'll have all the burnishing and so forth done on that plate for tomorrow. Also plan on getting my prints done for the collograph and then back to focusing on reworking the zinc and the lino for review.

On another note, I'm going to see Where the Wild Things are today and I'm really excited to see what they did with one of my favorite kids books of all time.

-Bree Williams
I think I finally finished my prints for Tuesday. Pretty exciting

-Susie McHugh
I've got my reworks complete for the most part and am now focusing on the collograph. I hope to have it completed by today. -Jason Rose

Saturday, October 17, 2009

So my girlfriend and I just finished watching "Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind." I really enjoyed the movie and encourage everyone to rent or buy it. It's a little bit on the long side and can be confusing at times, but it makes you think, which I enjoy in movies. I was a little hesitant to watch this because I'm not the biggest Jim Carrey fan, but don't let that stop you. He did an amazing job, and it's nice to see a different side of his acting. I also enjoyed the movie because of the drawings that Jim Carrey's character makes. If anything else, just watch the movie to see some of the drawings that are in the movie.


Thursday, October 15, 2009


so im pretty stoked as i found out yesterday that i got a show at the rsc gallery for the end of feb.
also, i just got done docent-ing (giving a tour) at the ulrich for my first time alone. i was left in charge of elementary school kids and at moments it was chaos but for the most part it went well. i covered the robot exhibit and at the end of one group they wanted to go into Warhol's room and saw a butt crack in one of the images and thought it was the funniest thing. they were pretty entertaining.
Megan St. Clair

Monday, October 12, 2009


I am very excited, and happy so far with this project! I pulled my first proof today, and while I did wipe too much ink off of it I am happy with the way it looks. There were a few places that needed some light added in, but overall I am pleased with the way it's looking. So I'm planning to run another proof on Wednesday (yes I know we don't have to be there) and hopefully maybe one of my final prints. I'm also anxious at the oppurtunity to rework our previous projects. I plan on putting quite a bit of work into my zinc plate since I really wasn't pleased with the prints that I've gotten so far. On another note I'm looking forward to the Art 21 Season 5 party at Shift Space tomorrow evening.

Bree Williams

Printmaking Major

As soon as I started this class I knew it was something I enjoyed. I feel so narrowed creatively by graphic design that I was thinking of changing my major. Which I did last week. I enjoy the process of printmaking: Linocut, Lithograph, and collograph. I also found this article/interview with a professor of printmaking that I really enjoyed and told a lot about printmaking as a career. You can read it here! Also, in talking with Monika helped me make my decision!

Michael Davenport

Sunday, October 11, 2009

So I'm not really sure how well my collagraph is going to to turn out. It just seems hard to get any sort of definition with this technique. I guess I'll know if what I'm doing is working after I pull a proof on Monday.

So I found the artist that I liked a whole lot at the Denver Art Museum. That is where I got my idea for the first project we did in alt. printmaking. His name is Victor Moscoso. He did quite a bit of colorful music poster prints. He was part of the whole psychedelic faze. But the best part of seeing his art, was that when you put his prints under black light there was a completely different image that would appear. For example one of them just had lips as the image. So the lips would open and a heart would appear then the mouth would close and it would start all over again. The words would even change. It was the craziest thing I had ever seen before. The man is a freaking genius.

-Susie McHugh
Here is a link to check him out

Friday, October 9, 2009

Direct Connection - Emily Ritter

For me, there has always been a direct connection to the music I listen to and the art I make. They are the same to me. All of the sensations our bodies receive effect what we create. Music an images, such as music videos and movie, greatly effect my art. Lately I have just been listening to music and forcing myself to draw what I feel, hence the reason I am posting this. I suggest looking up videos and what not, especially extremely weird videos that are out of your comfort zone.

Music and Art Tonight and Tomorrow (Fri. & Sat.) @ Fisch Haus!

Come out tonight for KNOB New Music Festival

October 8 - 10, 2009

Doors at 7:30 pm, shows start at 8 pm

KNOB's acronym this year is 'Kittens Neckties Owls Bowties', with t's and posters by Jamie Tabor. The featured guest is Paul Elwood, renowned composer and banjoist, and there will, as usual, be many fabulous and original local musicians performing many fabulous and original compositions. Event is open to all ages, and KNOB Fest asks for a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

There is also visual art still up:

Kevin Mullins solo exhibition

September 24 - November 13, 2009

Fisch Bowl, Inc. presents: Tales of Brave Ulysses
A solo exhibition by prominent regional painter and printmaker Kevin Mullins

Who: Kevin Mullins

What: New paintings and prints that explore mythological narratives in the artist’s signature style, combining mixed media and screenprint on traditional and non-traditional surfaces.

When: Preview, Thursday September 24, 5:30-8 pm; public opening, Final Friday, September 25, 7-10 pm; closing reception, Final Friday, October 30; exhibition open by appointment until November 13.

Get up offa that thang and come to Fisch Haus


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Collagraph vs. Intaglio

From what I have experienced so far I think the Collagraph printing method is a lot better than the Intaglio. I think the fact that I understand it a lot better helps too. Currently I am looking for some materials to stick to my pvc foam plate. I also need to figure out how to cut out my shape from the pvc foam. I'm sure it won't be too hard.
Slade Grund

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


so much to say, where do i start. i first went to the Tate Britian and it was amazing, so much Turner! there was a whole area of the Turner Collection which was comprised of 10 rooms featuring his Colour and Line exhibit. my particular favorite room was the Waves, Whalers and Wrecks where i saw Sunrise with Sea Monsters. there also was an exhibition of Turner and the Masters. then there was the Sublime in Crisis: Terror, Torment, and Transcendence room which was dark and twisted and fantastical! such huge paintings that hauntingly pull u in; Fuseli's Lady Macbeth Seizing the Daggars, Turner's Death on a Pale Horse, and Leighton's And the Sea Gave Up the Dead Which Were in It, just to name a few. After the Britian I took a boat ride on the Thames river to the Tate Modern. I only got thru 2 floors as my 1yr old nephew was at his limit. I went to the Pop Life exhibition which was intense and crazy. first u walk into Warhol videos and blue lights and glowing paintings then make your way thru prints into Hirst's work. next was Emin's room then Koons restricted room which was way freaky. U then are shot out into Harings pop shop room where i was captivated by the patterns and the disco music and ended up buying a tshirt. in the Material and Gestures exhibit i came across Victor Pasmore's prints, Stromboli was my favorite with his use of mineral spirits on the print. I also went to the Saatchi Gallery and the current exhibition was Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture.
Megan St. Clair

Monday, October 5, 2009

CALL FOR ENTRY - Shift Space Show

Call for Entry: “Current II”, WSU Student Juried Exhibition

Shift Space Gallery
October 30-November 19, 2009
Jurors: Fred Bohn, Brady Hatter & Melissa Friday (2008 Project Run-Away Winners)

To Enter:
Juried from actual art work
Drop off Work, completed entry form

Wed Oct 14, 10 am-5pm: 204 Mcknight (Ulrich side)
Tues. October 20, 11 am-6pm: Shift Space Gallery (800 e. Third St., Wichita, KS)

This will be fun! All you guys should enter at least one of your amazing pieces! :)


ART:21 Preview party

Shift Space, 800 East 3rd Street North, Wichita

Dreams, hope, desire and illusion are the meeting point between the four artists featured in Part Two of Season Five of Art:21 hosted by WSU’s own student-run gallery in the heart of Old Town. Fantasy artists: Cao-Fei, a Chinese artist interested in 21st century media and exploring life in utopian cities as her avatar China Tracy; American abstract painter Mary Heilman; the self-merchandizing, multimedia king American Jeff Koons; and German photographer Florian Maier-Aichen, whose work reinterprets and reinvents landscape photography.


I ate some fish this weekend

I ate some fish this weekend. As I was eating the fish I wondered if the fish had a good life. It was caught by a guy named Ron. Ron shared his catch with some people he knows. Thanks Ron for the fish.



I am looking forward to the callograph. It seems neat.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Just trying to get work done today. Worked on a plate yesterday. Looking forward to maybe pulling some prints Tuesday if time permits.


Art Supplies

I found this awesome web site that sells Art Supplies called Cheap Joe's. They have some really cool things to buy. Here is the web site so you guys can look and see if you think it is good as I think.

Steven Wilson III

Saturday, October 3, 2009

So I've been sick since Tuesday, and I'm not really feeling much better. Plus I can't call in sick to work so I haven't been able to rest and try to get better. Anyway, on to this week's blog....

For the longest time I've been interested in pinstriping on old cars. Even though pinstriping consists of just lines, the amount of hand control needed is insane. I think it's sad that this form of art isn't widely known or appreciated.

I know this post is short, but I need to get all the sleep I can get.

Soooooo I went to a white trash themed bday party last night, for my best pal kayla. It was a crap load of fun. But however I feel real sick today so that makes me think "yuck" what did I drink last night. Thank goodness for safe riders saving the day!!!!
I did get to see some pretty interesting outfits last night and
I laughed real hard too. They had all that good cheap stuff that fits so well with the theme. And people even got into character, talking all white trashy and stuff. It was a real HOOT!
-Susie McHugh

Next project

So I am fairly excited to get more into this next project. It's very strange to me to not have any guidelines other than 'draw whatever you want', not used to that on assignments. However I'm excited about it because it uses shades and values and textures from our drawing, and all of the drawings that I do I always use a lot of shading and different values to try and create depth and a sense of realism. So unlike trying to create those things with line (which I'm not very good at and have not done a lot of) I think I am actually fairly decent at this type of drawing, and creating something interesting. Thus far I only have one drawing that I'm really thinking about doing. It's a human heart sitting in a pool of blood, I'm going to try and get at least one or two more going though so I have some options.

Bree Williams

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Aaron Post along with Hans Horheim, and Karina Perez will be showing work at Radina's coffee shop in Manhattan Kansas.  The opening reception is tonight at seven and the work can be viewed through the end of october

by Tim Stone