Monday, November 29, 2010

We couldn't do it without you!

Pyramid Atlantic would like to give a great big thanks to all of our new and renewing members:

Gloria Askin
Maria Barbosa
Philip Barlow & Lisa Gilotty
Lynn Bonde
Ruth Boorstein
Yolanda M. Branche
Amy Branson
Sarah Brooks
Erin Brophy
Karen O. Brown
Rebecca Camicca
Irene Chase
Brian Chibbaro
Eunice Corbin
Karen Craig
Frauke De Looper
Katherine Dunn
Sylvianne Experton
Simone Fary
Greta Matus Ferber
Sheryl Fiegel
John Fletcher
Martha C. Galvin
Sallee Garner
Sally Gilbert
Steve Godwin
Jana Goldman
Judith Goldstein
Rosabel Goodman-Everard
Neil Greentree
Peggy Greenwood
Anne K. Griffith
Jane Griffith
Ava Gupta
Anne Harlan
Carina Herman
Natasha Hurwitz
Nancy J. Kaufman
Peter Koffsky
Angela Astoria Kurtz
Lucinda Leach
Terresa Leopold
Allan & Carol Leventhal
Beck Levy
Melissa Livingston
Ebby Malmgren
Jay Marks
Sushmita Mazumdar
Juraj Mihalik
Lori Milani
Taralee Morgan
Adrienne Moumin
Bob Muens
Sarah Noreen
Frederick Nunley
Sue Pierce
Jenny Pierson
Pauline Rakis
Kimberly Rattley
Beverly Ryan
Jurg & Linda Siegenthaler
Katie Skica
Bettina Smith
Silvana Solano
Cloud Spurlock
Elizabeth St. Rain
Brenan Swartz
Helga Thomson
Caroline Thorington
Sharon Williams-Matthews

To get in on all of the exciting events Pyramid offers, and at the same time support the organization, please visit the membership page on our website.



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Flippin' Out in November






There is a treasure to be found at Pyramid Atlantic during the month of November. It's not in a box or hidden anywhere. It's right there, bright as day, just waiting to be discovered. This special treasure comes in the form of an artist named Carla Nicolas. Carla is only here for the month of November to make an edition of 100 flip books, and they are amazing. If you had the pleasure to sit in on her demonstration during the book arts fair, you were delighted with her presentation of showing us her book that she will be making during November. Carla comes from a small town in Spain called Zaragoza, near Barcelona. Carla finished her studies about book arts (etching and printing only) in 2008 and studied last year in the Massana School of Barcelona. Carla created her own etching studio in Zaragoza in 2009 and works as a printing assistant in an Argentinean artist who lives in Zaragoza.
When I asked her why she was here at Pyramid working, she told me that there are is nowhere to work like this where she lives. She would have to travel to Barcelona to work in a studio like this. She is so excited to be here. Please stop by and visit her and get a peek at this special treasure!
Oh, and join us at Pyramid Atlantic, November 24th, 6:30pm, where she will giving a free artist lecture. You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear about her process and inspiration!

Monday, November 15, 2010

PA Letterpress Calendar for sale!

UPDATE (11/17):  The calendars are sold out!! Thanks to everyone that participated and/or purchased one. Email me at letterpress@pyramid-atlantic.org if you'd like to be informed about similar projects in the future!

The 2011 PA Letterpress Calendars are finally available for purchase online at the Pyramid Atlantic website (sales page). The calendars are also available for purchase at ArtSpring, the Pyramid Atlantic Community Arts Store located at 821 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910.

In case you didn't already know, the calendar was created by members of the PA letterpress community. Each page was designed and printed by a different artist on Pyramid's Vandercook presses. All proceeds from the calendar sales go directly to Pyramid.

Here are some fantastic photos of the calendar pages, taken by Alyson Hurt (she designed the January page):


And here's a fun little video taken by Bridget Stoyko while printing the second color of her March design:
video

And lastly, some photos of our calendar assembly session taken by Alyson, Erin Brophy (February) and me on our iphones:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hurray for The Book (R)evolution!

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center would like to thank the sponsors, lecturers, demonstrators, exhibitors, and volunteers for a wildly successful Book Arts Fair!
If you couldn't make the event, check out the photos below, taken by Neil Greentree