February Program by Janet Edwards

Focus: “Printmaking and Etchings”

Program: Tues., Feb. 23, 2010

Program free to members, Non-members $3 There will be an opportunity drawing of one of Janet’s original pieces, a $150+ value.

Janet Edwards will be giving a presentation on "Seeing My World Through Etchings" on Tuesday February 23rd, 2010, at the Redlands Art Association Gallery and Art Center, 215 E. State Street from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Through showing a collection of projected images, printed material and examples, Janet plans to give a "show and tell" style presentation on the processes she uses in creating her etchings. The medium of etching allows much individual interpretation and style. Janet’s designs often seem to be influenced by her love for the watercolor medium. Careful consideration is given to composition, color, and texture through added embossing, as well as to the appeal of the subject matter.
Janet Edwards, from Redlands, is a renowned Inland Empire artist whose work reflects her love of the natural beauty of California, as well as her respect for sites of historical importance. The palm rows marking boundaries of orange groves have been a key landmark of this area for generations. With increasing development, however, vistas are being altered and perspectives are being obscured. Through her art, Janet has ensured that the palms and groves will never fade from view.

Janet works primarily in the etching medium, though she also is an accomplished watercolorist, and a watercolor-like style is often reflected in her work.  Many of her etchings include embossing as part of the design. She has worked in other print media, especially serigraphy.

Janet and her husband Fred are graduates of the University of Redlands. Janet is an active member of the Redlands Art Association, she is currently chair of the RAA endowment fund (MCAEEF). Her unique art is chosen by educational, cultural, and civic organizations to honor dignitaries, professors, musicians, ambassadors and politicians. Her work may be seen in her home studio, at the RAA gallery and at Haven Home Essentials in Redlands. She also shows at art galleries in Cambria and Mendocino CA, and in Yachats, OR.

After the program there will be time to respond to questions that are often asked about the printmaking and etching process, so come thinking of what YOU want to know. 
The lecture is free to RAA members and guests are welcome for a modest $3.00 fee. A matted etching will be offered as an opportunity drawing. Come and bring your friends.

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