7.20.2011

The Woodblock Prints of Alfred Stark: Back Gallery Becomes Bird House


Young Robin | Al Stark


Alfred Stark has been drawing birds and landscapes since he was a child hiking the woods of northern Illinois.

"Recently my wife and I bought our first house. It seems natural that the birds that have been a constant inspiration in the beautiful woods and prairies near our house would find themselves lost in the wondrous surrounding of our new home."
Kingfisher | Al Stark
Our Bird House, on exhibit at The Flying Pig Gallery in Algoma, Wisconsin from August 6th through September 5th, showcases Stark's woodblock prints of these birds in this very unusual setting.

Stark received a Bachelor of Fine Art in drawing from Northern Illinois University in 1995. He began to teach himself woodblock printmaking techniques in 2003, using a mix of Eastern and Western techniques.
His woodblock prints have been featured in many regional and national shows; most recently in the 21st Paper and Clay Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibition in Norfolk, VA, and in the 3rd Annual Kyoto International Woodprint Association (KIWA) Exhibition in Kyoto, Japan.

Inked Block | Al Stark
Alfred Stark will be on site in the gardens demonstrating the craft of woodblock carving and printmaking on the afternoons of September 2nd through September 5th.  Hope you can make it one of those days to meet Al and experience the printmaking process. 

The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace is located at N6975 Hwy 42, 2 miles south of Algoma. The gallery is open daily, 9am-6pm.   Find us on Facebook and click here to visit their blog.

1 comment:

Erin K. Nolan said...

Congratulations, Al!!

View more of Al's work here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dakokichidekalb