LMCC Open Studio on Governors Island

LMCC Process Space, Open Studio

Hilary Lorenz Studio Governors Island

Join me this Saturday, October 19, on Governors Island for the first Open Studio. Meet the 2019-2020 cohort of artists who are exploring themes of social justice/social practice, NYC Harbor,  Governors Island history, and climate change.

We have only been in the studio for one month but a lot is underway. I invite you to hand-print pre-carved linoleum blocks of various types of boats and ships that use New York Harbor using my printing press. To complement your take-home print and to foster a dialogue about New York’s waterways each person will receive a status record as to how many of their selected ship uses the harbor on a specific day.

Come Explore the work of this year’s cohort, visit LMCC’s new Arts Center,  and enjoy fall on Governors Island before it closes to the public on Oct 31!

Open Studios with Artists-in-Residence at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island

Saturday, October 19, 2019

from 12 PM to 5 PM

LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island

110 Andes Rd. New York, NY 10004

This event is free.

Ferries run regularly from Lower Manhattan and from Brooklyn Bridge Park to LMCC’s Arts Center.  See ferry schedule here 

Please note: While this is an open event, space is limited. There may be a wait to enter the studios.

Birding at BBP

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday night I met with Da Ping Luo a great friend and amazing photographer at my public art exhibition at 99 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Da has shot my work in the past and not only does he document the work in a suburb manner, he shows me lines, forms, and images that I am not even aware of. He helps me make my work better. Of the 175 photos here are just a tiny few. My work is up until December 31 and I am doing two public workshops, one on November 19 the other on December 11.  Please come and visit.

All photos by Da Ping Luo

Look Who Showed up at my house!

Look who came to print

Look who came to print

Look who showed up at my house today, none other than Jim Lorenz, my Pop. I have not seen him in 2 years, he lives almost 1500 miles north east of here. I am glad I was home, it was completely unexpected.

He had  driven with my older sister, whom I have no idea when the last time I saw her was, from L.A. where she was living. She is moving to Chicago and they decided to pass through.

I gave Melissa and my Pop a quick printmaking demo. He chose to print an Elk.

Inking up the plate

Inking up the plate

I let him wear my handmade Italian leather apron. He quickly learned to lay out the ink and use the brayer to ink up the plate.

Jim Lorenz putting the paper down

Jim Lorenz putting the paper down

After putting the plate on the press bed, he put down the paper and then the cover board.
jim_lorenz-print3The behold, a new Elk print! He made three and took them with him. I could see he got a huge kick out of it, so did I. You can see he is pleased in the top photo.

They only stayed a couple hours, but we did get in a walk at Plaza Blanca and lunch at Bodes. I had already pulled today’s print before they got to my house. I would say, it was a pretty darn good day!