Our March North Shore Art Guild Meeting: 3/5/18 7:00pm..
Linocut demo with Michael Maas
Michael Maas: “Printmaker Michael Georg Maas has spent most of his life on Long Island. He descends from some of the very earliest Europeans to settle on the East End as well as German immigrants who arrived at the
end of the 19th century. This could be why he is attracted to fine traditional drawing and print
making techniques as well as the rawness of the German Expressionists. Having received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1972, he moved to New York City where he studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy School of Fine Arts. He later enrolled at Pratt Institute where he studied with noted Abstract Expressionist Sculptor, Calvin Albert, eventually receiving the Master of Fine Arts degree (with distinction). Returning to Long Island, his work has been exhibited in many galleries and libraries, as well as Briarcliffe College. The recipient of many
awards in several media, he continues to develop his printmaking skills, navigating between
realism and abstraction. Drawing provides the ultimate channel through which these two disparate styles might collide, resulting in work that is seldom easily classified.”
Linoleum Relief Printing involves transferring an original drawing onto a linoleum block or sheet and then carving away the parts that create the negative spac
es of the image. Next, ink is applied to the uncarved parts of the block using a brayer. Paper is then placed onto the inked block and a barren is used to press the ink thoroughly onto the paper creating a print of the original drawing once the paper is peeled off the block.
Other Items and Dates to remember:
“Expressions Gallery” Reception: Our Loyalty Show Reception will be held on Wednesday March 7, 5:30 to 7:30. If anyone has a piece they would be willing to donate to the raffle for the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital please reach out to NSAG President, Christopher J Alexander at at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mather Hospital is looking for members of North Shore Art Guild to help them judge their “BOWL ‘N PIN ART SHOW.” This will be the third year we have participated in this event. Please see the attached flyers for more information. If you would like to be a judge please email Cathy Ann Hammer at CHammer@matherhospital.org, She can also be called at 631-473-1320 Ext 4886