April 2012

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 73 of 83

play in your free time Art Throb Putting it in print by Pete Lundberg Happy April! With the more hospi- table weather of spring now here, you might consider venturing to the east side location of Tandem Press, one of Madison's jewels and an internationally recognized institution for both printmak- ing and education. Tandem was created 25 years ago as an "artistic laboratory" where world-class printmakers come to create works while sharing their knowledge and experience with students and the general public. mean calendar art or what you might find online under "decorator art." It is, in- stead, like entering an "artist guild" that existed in early modern Europe, where artists and printers work in collaboration to create limited edition fine art prints (sometimes even single monoprints). These images are printed by hand, and range in price from $500 to over $15,000, fully signed and documented. Tandem heartily welcomes visitors At Tandem, the word "print" doesn't during its regular hours; you can even ar- range for a tour. If you're lucky, you may witness prints being created, and might get a chance to meet Tandem's director, Paula Panczenko, an enthusiastic woman with a lovely Irish lilt. She not only keeps the place in top order, but is a serious advocate for the art form and for Tan- dem's community outreach. Through its friendly website and community events (including the annual Wine Auction coming up June 21), the opportunity to support beautiful art is found right in our own backyard. Pete Lundberg is not only an art lover but owner of Janus Galleries in Madison. Find Tandem Press online at Above: Robert Cottingham created this striking litho- graph titled "An American Alphabet: Z" in 2008. His photorealism attracts collec- tors worldwide. Left: "Year of the Dog #8" is a colorful combination of woodblock, collage and hand painting by renowned artist Judy Pfaff. This work, limited to only 20 prints, is $16,500, available at Tandem Press. Happening this month: Spark and Flame: 50 Years of Art Glass and the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Mark the 50th anniversary of the studio glass program starting April 21 with a two-part exhibition featuring the works of founder Harvey Littleton and more than 100 glass artists. Visit Secret Life, Secret Death: Join a May 2 screening at Barrymore Theatre of artist-turned-filmmaker Genevieve Davis's journey into her family's past. Through a docudrama, she unravels the mystery of her grandmother's secret life, complete with crime, gangs, love and more. Visit 72 BRAVA Magazine April 2012 Book Club Hit the road this month with these classic adventures The Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck This award-winning novel chronicles the struggle of a Dust Bowl-era Okla- homa family as they make their way to California, seeking new beginnings but encountering loss and hardship at every turn. Published by Penguin Classics, $16 The Adventures of Huck Finn By Mark Twain This classic coming-of-age tale is always worth a visit. Travel down the Mississippi River with a young boy escaping abuse and a runaway slave, discovering the complexities of racial relations and humanity along the way. Published by Simon & Brown, $14 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues By Tom Robbins With her enormous thumb, it seems the young woman in this classic counter- culture novel was born to hitchhike. Always looking for adventure, she crosses from east to west, meeting spir- ited, eccentric characters at every stop. Published by Bantam, $15 On the Road By Jack Kerouac Travel back to 1947 in this wildly popular semi-autobiographical tale of an adventurous duo crisscrossing the country, learning what lies at the root of their spirits. Published by Penguin Classics, $16 "Gears" bookends, $30; Barnes and Noble, Madison;

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Brava - April 2012