Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tonight at Wildwood: Printmaking exhibit and jazz by John Willis

Posted By on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 5:31 PM

click to enlarge "Turtles All the Way Down," by Daniella Napolitano
  • "Turtles All the Way Down," by Daniella Napolitano

"Nature in Print: Arkansas Printmakers Exploring the Natural World,"
an exhibition of work by Daniella Napolitano, Sarah Burns and Miranda Young," opens tonight with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wildwood Park for the Arts. Providing the music will be jazz pianist and singer John Willis, who'll start performing at 7 p.m. The reception is free; the concert is $10.

click to enlarge "Peace, Peace, Peace" by Sarah Burns
  • "Peace, Peace, Peace" by Sarah Burns
The exhibition is the first 2017 Art in the Park show and includes large-scale monotypes and 3D sculpture by Young, prints of animals by Napolitano and linocuts of trees by Burns. Young and Napolitano are teachers in the Museum School of the Arkansas Arts Center and Burns teaches art and technology at Western Hills Elementary School.

click to enlarge "Lament," by Miranda Young
  • "Lament," by Miranda Young
Napolitano will demonstrate relief printing during the show. On Saturday, March 11, Burns will offer a printmaking workshop for teenagers (13 and up) and adults using foam plates from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; cost is $60. Register at the park's website or email Dr. Rachel Miller at rachel@wildwoodpark.org.

P.S. About the expression "turtles all the way down," the title of Napolitano's work above: read here.

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