Meet Jon Carsman

By: Melanie Rosato Let me introduce you to Jon Carsman, a print maker and native of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Beginning his career as a painter in the mid-1900s, Carsman exemplified American Realism in his subject choices and use of materials. The artist later translated the aesthetics of his paintings into screen prints, which allowed for distinctive line qualities and color separations to occur. The artist incorporates … Continue reading Meet Jon Carsman

Night-time Photography

By: Jeremy Cannon ~Hello and Good Monday Everyone~ This week I wanted to try working on light, but since I had already made a post earlier on light and shadow I thought instead of day time photography why not attempt night photography. I am always a little apprehensive about taking pictures at night. I can never seem to do it as effectually as I would … Continue reading Night-time Photography

A Creepy Creature

By: Courtney McCreary Who doesn’t love cryptids, right? Whether or not you believe in them, you’ve got to admit the stories behind them are somewhat interesting to hear about. “Cryptid“ is a term used to describe unknown creatures around the world, literally meaning “an animal whose existence is questionable“. For my senior exhibition next year I will be developing some cryptids of my own, using … Continue reading A Creepy Creature

The Presidental Portraits

By: Melanie Rosato I don’t know about everyone else, but I was jumping off the walls when I woke up and heard the presidential portraits were reveled this past week. After viewing them, I am still marveling at the artist’s representation of the former President and First Lady. They are each striking examples of contemporary portraiture that breaks the rules and take an innovative stance … Continue reading The Presidental Portraits

History of Screen Printing

By: Sarah Wiltshire I thought we would start out the semester with a short history of screen printing. Screen Printing, though nothing like what we have today, can be found at the beginning of recorded history. It was first practiced in early China. It was used as a method to transfer designs on to fabric. Modern silk screens, silk stretched over a frame, were introduced … Continue reading History of Screen Printing