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BIG INK at the Loft Parlor at The Loft Parlor

July 1, 2014 at 6pm to August 1, 2014 at 7pm
BIG INK features over a dozen woodcut prints created last month by artists throughout New England.  Each print is at least 24" x 36" in dimension.  BIG INK will be on exhibit the month of July at the Loft Parlor, 180 Pleasant St. Third Floor in Easthampton, 10-5 pm Mon-Fri. An artist reception and large woodcut printing demo will be held during ArtHampton: July Art Walk Easthampton at 5-8pm at the Loft Parlor. Lyell Castonguay, director of BIG INK, will demonstrate how to print several large…See More
Jun 22
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SUBMIT! your large woodcut proposal

Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a large woodcut, at least 24” x 36” in dimension, for the next BIG INK printing event. BIG INK is a collaborative project that encourages the practice and understanding of large woodcut. Each year artists from all backgrounds including sculpture, photography,…See More
Jan 18
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BIG INK Large Woodcut Proposal Deadline at Online

April 8, 2014 all day
Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a large woodcut, at least 24” x 36” in dimension, for the next BIG INK printing event. BIG INK is a collaborative project that encourages the practice and understanding of large woodcut. Each year artists from all backgrounds including sculpture, photography, painting, and print create a large woodcut in a BIG INK workshop or in response to an open call for entry.Facilitator and printmaker Lyell Castonguay provides supplies, guidance, and…See More
Jan 18
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Jul 28, 2013
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Jul 11, 2013
BIG INK posted a blog post

Large woodcut mural downtown Easthampton

About Carved Content:Carved Content is a project designed by Carand Burnet and myself to beautify derelict areas using large woodcut as our creative vehicle. A woodcut is an image carved into the plank surface of a piece of wood.  The areas that show white are cut away leaving the image to show black on the surface…See More
Jun 30, 2013
Ani Rivera left a comment for BIG INK
"Hi, thanks for connecting. I am still doing large format (BIG) digital work and since we ended community photo access, I bought the Valley Frame Works, which was the business below me. I needed a job, and no one would hire a guy in his 50's, so…"
Apr 10, 2013
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Sep 13, 2012
BIG INK posted a status
"BIG INK THIS FRIDAY 4-8pm Front Lawn, Unitarian Society of Northampton 220 Main St. & reception at NOHO Center for the Arts, 5-8pm DONT MISS"
Sep 13, 2012
BIG INK posted a blog post

BIG INK - Tons of Large Woodcut Information and Images!

Check out biginkprints.blogspot.com for lots of woodcut related material and posts.  Sept 14th is our big outdoor workshop in Northampton, don't miss it!See More
Sep 1, 2012
BIG INK posted a blog post

Final Day!!! Accepting Artist Proposals for Large Woodcut Workshop

The Project:BIG INK is a multi-artist exhibition/workshop, slated for the month of September, at the Northampton Center for the Art's East Gallery.  This exhibit will showcase the large woodcuts of Lyell Castonguay, Eben Kling, Chris Millette, and Ali…See More
Jul 16, 2012
BIG INK posted a blog post

Introducing BIG INK -- A Tumblr dedicated to large scale printmaking

Fellow Printmakers,I am building and refining a blog entitled BIG INK.  My hope is this site will become a meeting place and resource for artists who create large scale prints at least 3ft x 4ft in dimension.  If you would like to contribute process photos, pictures of completed work, or links please use the Submissions tab on the blog site.  Thank you for looking!Lyell Castonguay…See More
May 24, 2012
BIG INK posted a status
"Reception this SAT the 17th 2-4pm Hosmer Gallery Forbes Library. NOHO Come see!!!!! www.valleyartshare.com/events/originals-in-mixed-media"
Mar 16, 2012
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"***See you all this FRI 5-9 ABC 1st Churches NOHO*** Read about it in the Valley Advocate!>>>>> http://interactiveintaglio.blogspot.com/"
Jul 6, 2011
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Jul 1, 2011
BIG INK posted a status
"One Week to go before printmaking hits the noho streets! Please help spread the word! http://ning.it/lnW8fF"
Jul 1, 2011

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Are you an artist, arts organization or venue?
organization
What town do you live in?
Northampton
In which disciplines do you work or exhibit?
Printmaking
Artist Statement/Bio
Lyell Castonguay is a knock down, drag out, no holds barred woodcut printmaking extraordinaire. Originally from Maine, Castonguay attended the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester NH where he received his BFA in Illustration after completing intensive study in printmaking and drawing.

His most recent series of seven large woodcut portraits, ranging in size from 36″ x 54″ to 36″ x 72″, depict 19th and early 20th century magicians. Castonguay is now interplaying splatter and woodgrain textures, bright colors, and calligraphic lines to illustrate birds.

Castonguay’s work has been exhibited at APE in Northampton, MA, the D’Amour Museum of Fine Art in Springfield, MA, the Aberystwyth School of Art in Wales, Lorg Fine Art Printmakers in Galway, Ireland, and the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA. Castonguay is a past recipient of two Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants. At his most recent community project Castonguay collaborated with a group of volunteers to print 7 large woodcuts on Main Street in Northampton, MA. Castonguay is also an active member of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA.
Website
http://www.lyellcastonguay.com

BIG INK's Blog

SUBMIT! your large woodcut proposal

Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a large woodcut, at least 24” x 36” in dimension, for the next BIG INK printing event. BIG INK is a collaborative project that encourages the practice and understanding of…

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Posted on January 18, 2014 at 5:45pm

Large Woodcut Mural - Day 18

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 1:40pm

Large Woodcut Mural - Day One

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 7:47am

Large woodcut mural downtown Easthampton

About Carved Content:

Carved Content is a project designed by Carand Burnet and myself to beautify derelict areas using large woodcut as our creative vehicle. A woodcut is an image carved into the plank surface of a piece of wood.  The areas that show…

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Posted on June 30, 2013 at 8:36am

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At 9:44pm on April 10, 2013, Ani Rivera said…

Hi, thanks for connecting. I am still doing large format (BIG) digital work and since we ended community photo access, I bought the Valley Frame Works, which was the business below me. I needed a job, and no one would hire a guy in his 50's, so I had to buy a business-pretty much the worse thing an artist would want to do-but it pays the bills (sometimes). But yes, visit our site at www.amherstvalleyframeworks.com or facebook us, and check out the exhibition gallery-Freedom Trails Gallery. We now have a great exhibit of BIG-GIANT prints taken of the earth and showing global climate change. The high res pics are available to US Citizens, since our tax dollars go into putting the satellites up in space- some of them were taken from the space station. but do come by and let's collaborate! Ani  256-0949  open 12-6pm Tues-Sat. call first so we can set up a time. Best, Ani

At 8:31am on January 24, 2011, Annie Bissett said…
Sounds like a great day! I just put it on my calendar.
 
 
 

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