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Community Coloring and Woodblock Print Demo with Artist Linda Behar

Community Coloring and Woodblock Print Demo
with Artist Linda Behar

Saturday, February 9
All ages
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

We invite the community to join us in the Performance Space at 3S for Community Coloring and Woodblock Print Demo with Artist Linda Behar.

Behar will demonstrate her woodblock and chine-collé printmaking technique and process. Then it’s time to get hands on! Participants will be given the chance to ink and print. Additional prints and coloring supplies will be provided for a community coloring session. Donations are welcome and proceeds benefit the artist.

Colored prints from the workshop will be incorporated into Behar's exhibit Chromatic which opens on Friday, March 1 in the Gallery at 3S. There will be an Artist Opening Reception from 5-8pm which is free and open to the public. Many of the works found in Chromatic have a collaborative nature that extends around the globe and with the artistic contributions from our community members, the collaboration has a chance to keep growing. Let's come together, create art, and get an even closer look at the contemporary art world!

“Each image will represent an individual, and collectively together, will represent the variety of personalities, and worlds in which each of us are living. This pursuit brings forward the contradictions between the expectations of society and an individual’s sense of self.” --Linda Behar

Reservations are not required, but they do help 3S and the artist prepare materials in advance of the workshop.

Attendees are welcome to come and go as needed throughout the duration of the event. The atmosphere will be casual, fun, and creative!

About the Chromatic exhibit:
Chromatic is a collaborative project and part of an ongoing investigation into the representation of women’s bodies and gender identity. This collaborative art project was inspired by the widespread success of coloring books. Coloring books often feature complex floral or geometric designs; my images take a stand against the expectations of femininity. The background consists of traditional Art Nouveau iconography, which juxtaposes a confident nude woman siting in a thought-provoking pose. After creating a black and white print, I asked women from different backgrounds, cultures, education levels, and nationalities to complete the prints as they saw fit. I sent prints to women across the U.S. and around the world. I have received more than 300 images colored from family, friends, and many people I have never met who were excited to be a part of this collaboration. Chromatic represents the variety on personalities and worlds in which each of us are living. 
Read more about Linda Behar and Chromatic here....