Bob Gottlieb Paintings (Robert Williams Gallery)
Spring Berrien Artist Guild member show (Heartha Whitlow Gallery) –
Tribute to the late Marilyn O’Bryant (Riverwalk Gallery)
Opening reception: April 19, 5:30-7:30 pm
Michiana Annual Art Competition (MAAC) in all galleries.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: June 22, 5:30-7:30 pm
The Box Factory Theatre Company is accepting 10-minute plays through July 1, 2013, as part of its Second Annual Out of the Box Playwriting Contest. The contest is open to members of the Berrien Artist Guild as well as Michigan residents.
Six plays will be selected by a panel of judges. The plays will then be performed on the Box Factory stage on Dec. 6 and 7 and prize money will be awarded to the top three plays. Additionally, an audience choice award will be given following each performance.
Playwrights may submit up to two plays and a registration fee of $5.00 per play must accompany each play submitted. The plays must be unpublished and cannot have been given a public performance by a professional company. No musicals or children's plays may be submitted for this contest.
Download a copy of the complete guidelines for submission (pdf: 200KB), or contact the Box office at 269-983-3688, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lisa Kelleher at 269-556-9339, or by email at email@example.com.
Entries must be delivered to the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI 40985.
In his first class, "Hand Made Paper," Barrick will lead participants through the steps in making paper from prepared pulp and natural fibers to beautifully refined sheets of paper that can be used in printmaking, handmade books or other art forms.
Using elements of architectural design, participants will create fanciful 3-dimensional structures from recycled cardboard and playing cards.
Participants will experiment with traditional techniques as they fold, bind and stitch fabric to create rich patterns and designs. Supplies will be included, but students are welcome to bring pieces of cotton or silk fabric for repurposing.
Bill Barrick will return to the Box Factory to begin the next phase in the creation of a one-of-a-kind book as participants learn to set type and print on purchased paper.
In collagraph printing, the printmaking plate is a construction of textures and objects, adhered to a thick matt board. Ink is applied to the surface of the plate with a brayer. Students will construct several plates on the first day, and print on the second day. All supplies are included.
Students will conceptualize, develop and draw several images during the morning session, then transfer and carve them into linoleum plates that will be printed in the afternoon.
Bill Barrick will teach a workshop on "Traditional Bookbinding" using simple reclaimed materials. Students who have participated in earlier workshops by Barrick will be able to bind their pages into a printed chapbook.