Three relief printmakers, Heidi Rita Burkhardt, Linda Kristin Blix and Barb Ringer reflect on the rugged nature and the life within Algonquin Park
Friday, July 3rd, 2015 through to Wednesday, July 29th, 2015.
Location: The Algonquin Park Visitor Centre, Algonquin Provincial Park,
Hwy 60 @ km 43
Hours: Visitor Centre is open from 9 am until 7 pm daily during your show time
Admission: There is no specific admission fee to enter your exhibition, but it should be known that a Park pass must be purchased to enter the Visitor Centre or to use other Park facilities. Park passes are available at the East or West gates of Algonquin Park along Hwy 60, or at the Visitor Centre, at a cost of $16.00 per vehicle, reduced rates for seniors or those with disabilities.
Café services available at the Visitor Centre.
For more information contact the Visitor Centre at 613-637-2828.
Relief prints are somewhat uncontrolled, rough, bold and strong. This dramatic art-making process perfectly translates the intense, muscular and richly textured landscape of our spectacular Algonquin Park.
To have three artists using this ancient form of art making is a rare and unique happening.
Each artist interprets the Algonquin landscape, and those that dwell within it, in their distinctive and individual manners.
Heidi draws en plein air in the park, whereas Linda and Barb, use the environment as inspiration for a more whimsical interpretation.
All endeavor to bring the vibrant richness of the natural environment to life through relief printmaking.
The three artists are all intimately connected to the time-honoured process of traditionally carved and hand rubbed relief prints. They are attracted to the strength of character achieved by the spirited lines. Carving the plate, the sound of the brayer as the ink rolls over the surface, the close contact with the work as a wooden spoon caresses the delicate but strong Japanese paper until the print emerges.