Anita Barbour Port
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Anita Barbour

“I work in a lot of different media — watercolor, pencil drawing, pen & ink, nature photography, calligraphy, oils, printmaking, silver, origami, crafts, fabric.  An art teacher once told me, ‘You do a lot of things well.  If you don’t pick one and concentrate on it, you will never be great at anything.’  Though this might have been sage advice, I have never followed it for very long.”

“During the tour weekend, I will demonstrate the little known sub-category of printmaking called “white-line wood block printing,” aka the Provincetown print, named for its place of origin.  In 1915, a group of printmakers was doing Japanese-style wood block printing.  It’s a time-consuming and painstaking process, involving a separate carved block for each color.  One woman put two colors on a single block, and one of the men took her idea further, doing all the colors on a single block.  Other artists worked in this way, and they taught more artists the technique.”

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5 Fishcreek Rd
Saugerties NY 12477

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