Kids of all ages came on Saturday to BBP to make prints. I was so luck to have Candy, Emmanuel, Lois and Lucia helping me, we were swamped! I prepared 450 sheet of printing paper with the plan to use it this Saturday and on December 11th and I went through almost all of it. One boy was so excited to make his own undersea world installation at home, he probably made about 25 prints. The kids were awesome, from 2 year olds through probably 75 year olds, plus a large group of international students. Well over 200 people came in 2 hours. I never get tired of that look people get on their faces the first time they make a print. It is magic.
Finally, I have updated my portfolio website. This site, the one you are reading now, has been great to use as a blog and I will continue to do so. But for my artwork I am happy to share my newly up to date site at hilarylorenz.com
Also, Saturday, November 19th, I will be offering the second of three free drop in printmaking demonstrations at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Come on down to 99 Plymouth Street between 1 and 3pm and make a print to take home. We are especially fortunate because Christina Pumo from Speedballart donated the new and wonderful Speedball Professional Relief Ink for our workshop. Thank you Christina and Speedball!
For more information go the the BBP website by clicking here.
I was excited to get the email asking if I wanted to be on TV. I would meet NY1’s Roger Clark at 6a.m. to do two live new spots at my exhibition in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The news team would then “package” together a segment that would replay all day.
The interview was great advertising for my second free workshop at the park. It will happen on November 19 from 1 to 3pm. You can click here for the details. Don’t let the “kid” workshop fool you, it is for everyone, 99 Plymouth Street, corner of Washington. It is just south of the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO. It is walking in and out any time.
It was loads of fun to be interviewed by Roger, he was amazing and make it easy. I didn’t tell him that I don’t own a TV. I never have.
Tomorrow morning I begin installing my new piece at 99 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201. It is in DUMBO, just south of the Manhattan Bridge.
Here is a link to the opening night event. Please come and join me!
The work will be up all through the year.
If you find yourself in BBP on Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 6pm stop by, I will be in the community room as I install the show.
I just returned from my C-Scape Beach shack artist residency on the National Seashore of Cape Cod in Provincetown. It was a fantastic three weeks of beach walking, seal and whale scouting, sunset viewing, art making, and relaxing. Here are 12, 11″ x 14″ watercolor collage pieces I finished.
It was incredibly beautiful on the the Cape. I took these photos on my last night while on a 9 mile beach walk to visit two lighthouses. It was a great way to finish out my time.
Thank you to John who graciously transported me and my stuff through the soft sand to the shack, and Jay Critchley and Tom Boland of The Compact. for this incredible opportunity.
This past weekend I had the great pleasure of having Lisa B. a friend and hiking buddy from Santa Fe, NM come visiting. She had been volunteering at a kids camp on the Cape and stayed with me for two nights at C-Scape.
On her second day we walked from the shack to the visitors center, down the bike trail past Race Beach, past Herring Cover to the jetty at Pilgrim’s First Landing Park . It is just over 5 miles from the beach shack, not terribly far, but the heat index was 101 and two of those miles are in soft sand. The sand was blazing hot and we were pretty cranky by the time we got to the jetty, but as planned we got there at low tide. After walking out the jetty, we climbed down the rocks and looked for critters, specifically starfish.
There were loads of starfish almost immediately. I was really happy. At first I thought our trip was a bust and hated the idea of walking the 5 miles back in that terrible heat. We found starfish, crabs, loads of neat stuff I really did not know what it was. Wading through the low tidal pools, while very stinky was a nice feeling on my beaten up feet.
We walked back via Commercial Street and stopped to get iced lattes. That was a nice invigorator for the walk back. By the time we got home, we were only gone 5 hours, but walked almost 12 miles and we were hot, sunburn, blistered and exhausted. I barely remember going to bed.
I finished eight drawings. I made two drawings of this seaweed. I forgot the name of it and could not find it on-line so if you know it, please post it in the comments. Otherwise I will find out the name the next time I meet up with the ranger. I could draw this stuff all day as it is really interesting and fun to do.
I just landed on Cape Cod in Provincetown, MA for a three-week artist residency at the C-Scape Dune Shack. This is the delightful place I spent 6 weeks in 2007/08 at. It is buried in the dunes and absolutely primitive. I have no wifi or electricity for that matter, but once a week I will try to make a post.
After completing my LMCC artist residency, driving out to Norther New Mexico and back within one month, now out at the Cape, I am beat, really beat. But I am completing the work on my installation for the Brooklyn Bridge Park out here. Since I am completely alone without any distractions I am sure I will get plenty of rest and work done while floating in the salty Atlantic Ocean.
Have a wonderful summer.
PS if you are interested in learning about the last time I was here, I blogged about it at https://adventureartist.wordpress.com/tag/c-scape-beach-shack/
For those of you that frequent my Etsy Store. I will close the shop from June 29 to July 15 while I am traveling.. Before I go I am offering Summer20 coupon, a 20% discount on all orders over $40 from today until June 28th. All orders will ship by 29th. Just type in “Summer20.”
Also, Mr. C, Conrad has his own benefit print. After making 16 vet visits in 4 weeks, the always smiling Conrad got his own 7″ x 5″ print, a super deal at only $10 to help offset the cost of his bandage changes. Surprise a friend and make them smile with a smiling Labrador in a cone hand printed linocut. All details are on my Etsy Stonetrigger Press Page.
My four month Governors Island residency is coming to a close. As part of my participation in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space artist residency program, I’m pleased to invite you to learn more about my latest project “Migration” a series of linocut printed and hand colored birds at LMCC’s Governors Island Open Studios. This is a preview for a later and 10x larger more sophisticated installation at Brooklyn Bridge Park, in October. Open Studio is free and open to all on June 25th from 1 to 4pm only. Click here for FB invite.
There is an hourly ferry from Manhattan and one from Pier 6 in Brooklyn. Plan ahead it will be crowded on the ferry!!!!! https://govisland.com/info/ferry
Lastly I will leave for my studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico on June 29th and stay until July 29th. From there I will drive to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for a three week artist residency at the C-Scape Beach Shack on the National Seashore. and return to NYC on September 1.
Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 and 29 marks the opening of Govenors Island to the public and the first of two open studios for us LMCC Artists in Building 110. Shuttle and all events are free.
I can’t honestly say I am looking forward to the island being open to the public every day, though our studios will remain closed except May 28/29 and June 25/26. I love the quiet ride on the ferry and being alone on the deck as we cross over New York harbor. I love my afternoon runs where I do not see another person. All that will change. I do not know how many people come to the island in the summer, but if this photo from the GI website is any indication, my days of isolation are over.
I have only been working 3 months, and I am not sure what my space will look like. I have three projects I am working on. My boats, in both paper and ceramic, an installation piece consisting of giant rabbits and a tent (I think that will be ready in June) and various collage and watercolor pieces that I working on. I am confident though, my studio and my work will look good for the event.
My studio is truly a working studio and I am not treating it like an exhibition, as it is not yet in that state. I am excited to have friends come and to talk with the public, that is always important to me in my art making. I just want everyone to go home afterward. Except this one, she can stay as long as she likes…..Shelley, one of the best friends a person could have visiting from Michigan. Our photo from yesterday at Governors Island. She requires a special shout-out. See you on the Island!
What a busy time it has been! I am vigorously working at my studio on Govenors Island located in the New York Harbor getting ready for Open Studio on May 28 and 29. My Dad recently visited and spent the afternoon with me carving. And while working on this projects is fun, it is also great to get some new small prints into my store.
I have a number of new linoleum block prints, birds, buffalo, mountain goats, reindeer, lions, all printed on some great new paper I got at the Southern Graphics International Printmaking Conference. Awagami Paper from Japan was there and I bought all the paper they would let me have and I am not using it on my prints for you!
If you hop over to my Stonetrigger Press Etsy Store, here are some of the new 5″ x 7″ prints that are available, all printed onto 8″ x 10″ paper unless otherwise noted.
For Peace Bird, click- Peace Bird Linocut
For the Buffalo, click Brown Buffalo
For the Reindeer, click Reindeer
For the Song Sparrows, click Song Sparrow
For Prowler, click for the Bear
For the Mountain Goat, click mountain goat.
Right now there are 53 prints in my store and I try to keep adding them on a monthly basis. If you have a special request I love to lear from people and I am happy to try adding your favorite critter.