Kristina Hagman with her "36 Views of Mt Rainier" woodblock prints at Sideral Press
Yesterday I stopped by an Open Studio reception for Artist Kristina Hagman
at Sideral Press
in Tukwila. I have written about Kristina and her Art several times on the DANIEL SMITH Blog
and her "36 Views of Mt Rainier
". I was excited to see her work again, and for the first time, ALL 36 prints were hanging on a single wall. It is striking to see the prints all together...just awesome like Mt Rainier itself as you look up to see the prints laid out 3 high and 12 across.
Sidereal Press is in a renovated "barn" and is a gorgeous space where owner Sheila Coppola
works with artists hand printing the artwork on some amazing presses. Sheila and Kristina showed me the cool old press (I think I was told it was a newspaper letterpress) that they pulled Kristina's' prints from. They gave me a little demo to show me how it worked, which was fascinating. Thank you Kristina and Sheila!
Sheila, Kristina and Rick at Sideral Press for an Open Studio Reception for Kristina Hagman
Kristina is also currently showing some of her work at the Kirkland Arts Center
as part of the Seattle Print Arts' ten-year anniversary celebration. The show: "TEN: Seattle Print Arts 2010 Anniversary Exhibition"
is on now through June 5th.
Juried by Michael Darling
May 14 - June 5, 2010