Minneapolis, MN Enjoy an afternoon of fall fun at Highpoint Center for
Printmaking's upcoming Free Ink Day. On Saturday, November 18, 2006 from 1
5 PM, people of all ages and abilities are invited to visit our center and
make and take home a print. Northwoods artist and author Betsy Bowen will
lead this exciting afternoon with live demonstrations of woodblock carving
and printing. Visitors can then apply their own ideas to the process by
carving a soft-cut block and pulling a print. Families and first-time
printmakers are especially encouraged to participate. No registration is
required, and it's totally FREE- just bring your ideas and a willingness to
More About Betsy Bowen: Acclaimed for her rich and detailed prints and
childrens' books, Betsy Bowen lives and creates her art at the edge of the
wilderness near Lake Superior¹s North shore. Some of the books she has
authored and illustrated include "Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet
Year", "Gathering: A Northwoods Counting Book", and "Tracks in the Wild".
One of her recent projects is a series of paintings for a traditional Somali
folk tale due out at the end of 2006. To learn more about Betsy Bowen¹s
studio and work go to her website: www.woodcut.com.
More About Highpoint: Highpoint Center for Printmaking is a non-profit art
center dedicated to increasing the appreciation and understanding of the
printmaking arts. We provide educational programs for adults and children, a
studio cooperative for emerging printmakers, professional publishing
opportunities, and a street-level gallery featuring exhibits of contemporary
prints. Highpoint is the only printmaking center in the Upper Midwest to
offer such a wide range of public access.
Free Ink Days have been a cornerstone of Highpoint's programming since 2002.
We host these unique events several times a year, reaching diverse audiences
and engaging them in printmaking and the local artistic community.
Whether you're eight or eighty, an artistic novice or a print expert, you¹'l
find a lively and inviting atmosphere at Highpoint¹s next Free Ink Day. We
hope to see you there!