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Picturing Resistance & Midnight La Frontera Opening

Thank you to everyone who attended the opening reception for our Picturing Resistance exhibition this past Saturday, where we had the pleasure of having author and performer Ada McCartney read selections of her own poems, as well as from Diane di Prima’s Revolutionary Letters in the passionate spirit of the images displayed on the walls in this exhibition.

Picturing Resistance will run until October 22nd, so there is still plenty of time to drop by and see the exhibition. In the meantime, have a look at a few moments from the opening reception!

 

In addition to selecting the work featured the Picturing Resistance exhibition, Ken Light has images from his book, Midnight la Frontera, on display in Ryan Gallery.  These images, while captured between 1983 and 1987 while he rode along with U.S. Border Patrol agents, depict the same inhumane treatment migrants face today at our border. Both Picturing Resistance and Midnight La Frontera will be available to view at Art Intersection until October 22nd.

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Exploring Photography for Teens — July 2022

After a couple years it was wonderful to host our Exploring Photography teen summer camp again!

Over four afternoons last week, instructor Lisa Zirbel taught our students the fundamentals of photography across both digital and traditional film mediums. Students learned how to shoot 35mm black and white film with manual SLR cameras and make enlargements from their film in our photo lab. They also had the opportunity to make studio-lit portraits, which they processed using Adobe Photoshop to make inkjet prints of their photos. They even mixed film and digital photography both by making cyanotypes using negatives printed digitally from their own images, as well as by using botanicals and expired photo paper to make lumen prints in the sun during class.

To end all of our teen camps, on the final day we pin the students’ work on the wall and invite their families for a critique session to reflect on what they learned and the challenges they faced while creating their art.

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Mordançage Workshop with Elizabeth Opalenik – July 2022

Over the weekend of July 15-17 Art Intersection hosted a Mordançage workshop instructed by Mordançeuse Elizabeth Opalenik. Students experienced a range of papers, developers, and print making techniques in their exploration of Mordançage.

Take a look at Elizabeth Opalenik’s website to see her creations.

Image Credit: Elizabeth Opalenik

Image Credit: Suzanne Fallender

Image Credit: Suzanne Fallender

Image Credit: Suzanne Fallender

Image Credits: Elizabeth Opalenik (1-5), Suzanne Fallender (4-9)

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Exploring Photography for Teens — June 2022

After a couple years it was wonderful to host our Exploring Photography teen summer camp again!

Over four afternoons this week, instructor Lisa Zirbel taught our students the fundamentals of photography across both digital and traditional film mediums. Students learned how to shoot 35mm black and white film with manual SLR cameras and make enlargements from their film in our photo lab. They also had the opportunity to make studio-lit portraits, which they processed using Adobe Photoshop to make inkjet prints of their photos. They even mixed film and digital photography both by making cyanotypes using negatives printed digitally from their own images, as well as by using botanicals and expired photo paper to make lumen prints in the sun during class.

To end all of our teen camps, on the final day we pin the students’ work on the wall and invite their families for a critique session to reflect on what they learned and the challenges they faced while creating their art.

There are still slots open for our July session of this summer camp as well!

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All Art Arizona Opening Reception

Art Intersection’s eleventh-annual All Art Arizona exhibition opened its doors on May 14th, 2022! Local artists, their families, and their friends joined us for wonderful evening to discuss and appreciate the talent and broad range of creativity here at home.

Here are some images from that evening!

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All Art Arizona Opening Reception

This year marks our tenth All Art Arizona exhibition featuring artwork made by Arizona residents, who were invited to bring friends and family along to admire work sculpture, photography, painting, ceramics, wood, printmaking, mixed media, artist books, and much more.

Take a look at some images from that evening!

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Tri-Color Gum Printing with Diana H. Bloomfield

We have a full class of students.
Please call or email to be placed on a wait-list.
480.361.1118 – info@artintersection.com

In this intensive two-day workshop, we will learn how to print in the 19th century photographic process of gum bichromate. Using color separation negatives, we’ll learn how to make multilayered, tri-color gum bichromate prints on watercolor paper.

After mixing an emulsion of watercolor pigment, potassium dichromate, and gum arabic, this mixture is brushed on watercolor paper, dried, and by placing a negative on top it is exposed to UV light.

We then ‘develop’ the prints in plain tap water. Layers are built by repeated coatings and careful registration of negatives until a full, rich image is achieved.

We will also explore one-coat, gum over cyanotype, made using black and white negatives.

No prior experience with this type of printing is necessary, so join us for two days of fun and experimentation with this interpretive, intuitive, and infinitely creative photographic printing process. Once you experience the joy of gum printing, you will never be the same!

The making of digital negatives will be shown, but for the workshop itself, please send four color image files (300 dpi at 10” on the long side), and one black and white image file if you would like, at least one week prior to the workshop.

Please complete the WORKSHOP SIGN UP FORM attached below before payment!

Learn more about Diana on her website Diana H. Bloomfield.

Thank you to our sponsor Hahnemühle.

BK Skaggs, Shari Trennert, and Maylee Noah rinse their prints while others hang to dry. These prints show the first pass with the cyan layer.

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Finished prints by Maylee Noah showing one-color, two-color, and tri-color prints.

Workshop Sign Up Form

Please complete this workshop sign up form before payment! This helps us stay in contact with you as well as update you with any information you may need before the workshop.