29 February, 2008

Sacred Tree Print Exchange

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Sacred Tree Exchange 2000

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Sacred Tree Exchange Exhibition
'Sacred Tree: From Myth to Interpretation’,
Veliko Turnovo Municipality Art Gallery,
International Ecofestival Veliko Turnovo 2000, Bulgaria


'Sacred Tree/Endangered Species’ Meyer Center, Geauga, Chardon, Ohio, USA
Kent State University, Geauga Campus Gallery, Burton, Ohio.
July 5th thru August, 2002


“International Printmakers’ Exhibition”,
Castiglione a Casauria, Italy
26th May - 30th September 2007


The Sacred Tree Exchange Prints Exhibition - Bulgaria 2000
Diana Draganova
National Art Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria

"The initiator of this exchange is the Australian artist Josephine Severn, and the exchange was organisied through the Print Australia website and discussion forum. The exhibition is organized with cooperation with Veliko Turnovo Ecofestival 2000 and the exchange member Arafat Al-Naim. This is the first exhibition in Bulgaria and Europe of this kind and is a premise for future projects."

Print Australia



Sacred Tree Print Exchange: "From Myth to Interpretation"

Contributed and organized by member Arafat Al-Naim
In the city of Veliko Turnovo Municipality Art Gallery, Bulgaria and as a part of The International Ecofestival Veliko Turnovo 2000 The Sacred Tree Print Exchange Exhibition will take place from the 6th to 29th of October.

The Australian artist printmaker Josephine Severn was the initiator of this idea. The exhibition will showcase the print works of 26 artists from 4 continents that shared with each other different myths and interpretations of this theme. The exhibited works explore the richness of printmaking in different countries. This exhibition comes to emphasize print exchanging forms and to expand traditional means of creativity, exchanging experience, information, and art works between printmaking artists from different parts of the world.

Diana Draganova, art critic, historian and expert of contemporary art from the National Art Gallery Sofia, is going to introduce the exhibition. Draganova said that transmitting myths from one culture to another and artists meeting in this exhibition is a kind of dialogue and varied personal interpretation in spite of differences. A catalogue including the exhibited print works is going to be printed and sent to cultural institutions around the world.

Baren Suji Issue 3 October 2000

Exhibition Announcement
"Sacred Trees" and "Endangered Species".

Gayle Wohlken is organizing a print exhibition that opens in July. Prints will be on display from both the Baren "Endangered Species" exchange and from PrintAustralia's (PA) "Sacred Trees" exchange.

Sacred Trees and Endangered Species"
July 5th thru August, 2002
Donald W. Meyer Center
Geauga Park District's Big Creek Park
9160 Robinson Road
Chardon, Ohio 44024

Baren Suji Issue 8 May 2002


Sacred Trees and Endangered Species Exhibit
by Gayle Wohlken

A couple Octobers ago two of my woodcuts (one each from exchanges I participated in through Print Australia and Barenforum) won first prize in a local juried art show, and one of those prints stirred the interest of opening night attendee, Robert McCullough, park commissioner for the Geauga County Park District in northeast Ohio. In talking to me about Vilja, my print from the PA Sacred Trees exchange, he discovered that through my memberships in both forums I was in possession of whole collections of themed prints and he wondered if I would be interested in showing my Sacred Trees collection at the Meyer's Center Gallery at Big Creek Park in Charon, Ohio.

Baren Suji Issue 9 October 2002

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