The Osage Nation Museum is collaborating with Osage Artist Addie Roanhorse to host a monotype printmaking workshop in conjunction with the Traditional Values/Contemporary Vision: Works by Gina Gray exhibition on Saturday, March 3.
The event starts at noon and will be held at the museum in Pawhuska with Roanhorse, who is the daughter of the late Gina Gray, whose works have been showcased in art shows and museums throughout the country. The workshop is free and open to the public and no prior experience is required.
According to a news release: "Gina Gray was known for her monotypes, many of which are currently on exhibit at the ONM. Over the years Gray developed her very own graphic sense and style with her prolific monotype production. Using vibrant colors, bold, yet elegant lines, and striking silhouettes; Gray’s depictions of Osage culture evoke traditional values with both insight and contemporary vision. We invite participants to join us at the ONM to learn how to create monotype prints using the same methods Gray used. Participants will experience the joys and possibilities of monotype printmaking using Gina Gray’s prints as inspiration."
The release also notes participants will learn how to create monotype prints and will leave with several original art pieces. Demonstrations of the process will be conducted every hour starting at noon. This instruction will encourage participants to create prints that reflect their personal voice and expression. Various techniques will be explained, including additive and subtractive methods, use of stencils, as well as proper inking methods, and press instruction.
According to her artist bio, Addie Roanhorse works predominantly in mixed media and serigraph printing. Roanhorse is a Graphic Designer/Photographer for the Osage Nation government. She recently showed her artworks at Santa Fe Indian Art Market with her 10-year-old daughter Anya. Roanhorse completed her BFA with an emphasis in Visual Arts at Rogers State University in 2015.
For more information on the workshop, contact ON Museum Curator Hallie Winter at (918) 287-5222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the ON Museum, its exhibits and other events, visit the Nation’s website at www.osagenation-nsn.gov/museum