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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ‘Giclee’ But Were Afraid to Ask

Art Speaks (click photo for larger image)Mark Sarazen will be the Featured Presenter for this Sunday’s OAC ‘Art Speaks’ program. Mark will be sharing stories from his twenty-one years of experience in making Digital Fine Art Prints, and he’ll have an array of art produced by Sarazen Editions hung in the gallery for us to view! 

‘Art Speaks’ is one of the Ossining Arts Council’s most popular programs—because it explores all art forms and all types of participation in the arts. Artists, Arts Educators, Collectors, Historians, and Art Patrons all participate—and enjoy—spending time on Sunday afternoons learning more about the arts. Get out from under the “tax-day blues” this week and share in the fun.

The program runs from 2-3:30pm. Admission is FREE to ALL and light refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome. 

OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery - 117 Main St., 2nd Fl., Ossining, NY 10510


“A Universe of Puzzles” The Art of Tom Wills – May 27th – June 11th

(click photo for larger image)Anderson Chase Gallery is announcing an upcoming exhibit featuring the work of Ossining, NY artist Tom Wills. Tom’s has been a life working with his hands—building custom houses, blacksmithing, farming, lumbering on a 130-acre rural Maine homestead, working on the restoration of the Watts Towers in California, and working on an architecture school in Boulder.  

Ossining New York artist Tom Wills creates art inspired by our everyday humanity and its dynamic energy. The ethical tensions of our world are a major theme in his work—along with the expanding universe and its puzzles, as seen through the lens of science. 

Tom combines different printing techniques and hand coloring in a variety of ways, using a broad range of inking techniques and materials. He also brings many years of carpentry to his work, using an array of tools. Metaphors for his art emerge from his sketchbooks, photos, computer graphics, and combinations of these resources.

Tom also creates series of multi-material collages made from various “bits and pieces” as well as “backyard works” (dubbed Don’t Fence Me in)—comprised of painted collages called Scats. Tom has just completed a series of wood sculptures, as well, called In This Neck of the Woods.

The art of Tom Wills will be on exhibit at The Anderson Chase Gallery, at 65 Old Bedford Road, Goldens Bridge, NY, from 5/27 though 6/11. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 28th  from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.


To learn more about this event, please contact

Anderson Chase Gallery - 65 Old Bedford Rd. Goldens Bridge, NY 10526

Phone: (914) 232-4843




Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, approx. 1618-1694) - Young Couple - Woodblock Print (click photo for larger image)Ukiyo-e was a popular form of printed art in Japan during the Edo period, inexpensive and usually depicting scenes from everyday life. Ukiyo translates as "the floating world" - an ironic wordplay on the Buddhist name for the earthly plane, "the sorrowful world". Ukiyo was the name given to the lifestyle in Japan's urban centers of this period - the fashions, the entertainments, and the pleasures of the flesh. Ukiyo-e is the art documenting this era. Ukiyo-e is especially known for its exceptional woodblock prints. After Japan opened trade with the West after 1867, these prints became very well-known and influential in Europea, especially in France. Japonisme influenced such artists as Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Van Gogh, and Whistler, among others. The founder of the Ukiyo-e school was the 17th-century artist Hishikawa Moronobu (1618-1694). 



Kiyonobu - Yamanaka Heikuro and Ichikawa Danjuro II, 1714, woodblock print, Published by Nakajimaya IsaemonUkiyo-e (pronounced oo-kee-oh-ay) was a popular form of printed art in Japan during the Edo period (1600s to 1867), which was inexpensive and usually depicts scenes from everyday life. It is particularly well-known for its woodblock prints--which became available in the West after 1867. French artists particularly captivated by Japonisme, including such figures as Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Van Gogh, and Whistler.

Ukiyo translates as "the floating world" - and was the name given to the lifestyle in Japan's urban centers of this period. Kiyonobu (1664-1729) was a Japanese Ukiyo-e printmaker, well known for his portraits of Kabuki actors. His son would later pursue the same interest.