20 June 2010

The Woodcuts of Andrea Rich

This Sunday June 27 New Englanders will have an opportunity to meet California woodcut artist Andrea Rich who will be visiting the Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center in Canton MA, just south of Boston.

I first encountered Andrea's work through the online woodblock group called the Baren Forum and was instantly smitten with her lovely and detailed depictions of wildlife. She has traveled extensively in her commitment to observe and render the birds and animals in their natural habitat. In this time of environmental uncertainty and upheaval, Rich's work seems especially relevant.

There will be a reception from 1:00-3:00 this Sunday, June 27, 2010, with an artist's talk by Rich at 2:00. Her exhibition, Patterns in the Wild, will be on view through September 19.

4 comments:

Gloria Freshley said...

Thanks very much for posting about
Andrea Rich. Her prints are amazing!

Linda Beeman said...

I found Andrea Rich several years ago after searching "woodblock prints" online. Her detailed explanation of how a print is built was the first time I actually understood. You are truly lucky to be able to meet and see her work in person! Envy, envy, envy!

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

Doh! Too late. But at least I think we have passes that will get us in to see the work. Lovely piece.

Sherrie Y said...

Say hi to Andrea for me, and also to Amy and rest of the VAC staff! It's really a lovely venue. Wishing I could be there....