Alchemy, Seed, Silk, Stem, Leaf – Art of Aimee Lee

February 9, 2014

By Janet Dodrill

Artist Aimee Lee shows the inside layer of the branch she uses in her papermaking.

Artist Aimee Lee shows the inside layer of the branch she uses in her papermaking.

Artist Aimee Lee uses invasive natural plants, herbs, seeds, stems and leaves to create and color handmade paper pieces, in the current exhibit at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Each piece was unique, simplistically hung, some on wall panels and other from the ceiling – some from milkweed silks, in a well-attended artist’s reception on February 7, 2014. The use of different berries, vegetables and fruits added earthen color to the paper art, and processed plant life and roots made up the pulp. Some of the art was stitched or embellished with gold wire fasteners. The Korean hanji papermaking process was demonstrated by the artist, and several instructional films ran continuously in another part of the gallery, explaining the ancient craft. Many hours go into creating each sheet of paper.

Aimee had samples of different papers with what they were comprised of throughout the gallery on shelves and side walls. Students she teaches from Oberlin College attended, and we were all lessoned on her specific technique.

The show runs through April 30th. This one I found very interesting, and the web site said that some of the plants used were from the Nature Center property.

(Photos: Janet Dodrill)

Aimee Lee, artist, demonstrates papermaking using the ancient Korean hanji method.

Aimee Lee, artist, demonstrates papermaking using the ancient Korean hanji method.

Artist Aimee Lee's exhibit at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Feb. 1 - April 30, 2014.

Artist Aimee Lee’s exhibit at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Feb. 1 – April 30, 2014.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Paper art by artist Aimee Lee.

Samples of the natural elements Aimee Lee uses in her paper art and their results.

Samples of the natural elements Aimee Lee uses in her paper art and their results.

Aimee Lee's hand-made paper detail using natural plants, seeds, and leaves.

Aimee Lee’s hand-made paper detail using natural plants, seeds, and leaves.


Upcoming Art Shows

October 27, 2010

By Janet Dodrill

Original B&W linocut prints by Janet Dodrill.

19th People’s Art Show

19th People's Art Show (Photo source: CSU Art Gallery)

The 19th People’s Art Show includes nearly 500 works of art by almost 300 area artists.

Opening reception – Friday, October 29, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
October 29 to December 9, 2010

Please note that the gallery will be closed from 11/25 – 11/28 for Thanksgiving.

Cleveland State University
Art Building
2307 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
(216) 687-2103
http://www.csuohio.edu/artgallery/2010-2011/19PeopleArtShow/

Free admission

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Original B&W linocut print by Janet Dodrill.

Valley Art Center’s 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Valley Art Center 39th Juried Art Exhibit

Opening Reception: November 5th, 6pm – 8pm
November 6th – December 1st

Valley Art Center
155 Bell Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
(440) 247-7507
http://www.valleyartcenter.org/gallery.htm

Free admission

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Original B&W linocut and lithograph prints, mini oil paintings, notecards, fine art digital prints, hand-printed pillows by Janet Dodrill, Gym, Booth #10.

19th Annual Heartfelt Holiday, Juried Show

19th Heartfelt Holiday at Brecksville Center for the Arts (Photo source: BCA)

Sat., Nov. 6, 10am-5pm
Sun., Nov. 7, 11am-4pm

Brecksville Center for the Arts
Community Center
8997 Highland Drive
Brecksville, OH 44141
(440) 526-6232
http://www.brecksvillearts.org/heartfeltholiday.html

$5 Admission

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Original B&W linocut and lithograph prints, mini oil paintings, notecards, fine art digital prints, hand-printed pillows by Janet Dodrill.

Art on Cadwell in Cleveland Heights

Art on Cadwell in Cleveland Heights

Art on Cadwell in Cleveland Heights

1819 Cadwell Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Sat., Nov. 20, 1pm-8pm
Sun., Nov. 21, 12pm-4pm

Nine artists display and sell their work.

Free admission

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Original B&W linocut and lithograph prints, mini oil paintings, notecards, fine art digital prints, hand-printed pillows by Janet Dodrill.

Laurel School’s 6th Annual Artisan Bazaar, Juried Show

Laurel School 6th Annual Artisan Bazaar

Sat. Dec. 4, 10am-5pm
Sun. Dec. 5, 11am-4pm

Laurel School
One Lyman Circle
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
216-464-1441, Ext. 1344
www.laurelschool.org/arts/artisanbazaar.cfm

$3 Admission


Cleveland Print by Artist Janet Dodrill in Pop Shop’s Gallery’s ‘The Black and White Affair’ Art Exhibit

February 6, 2010

By Janet Dodrill

The Pop Shop Gallery

The Pop Shop Gallery & Studio, 17020 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107, (216) 227-8440

Februray 6, 2010, The Pop Shop Gallery & Studio will hold a reception from 6-9pm for its art show The Black and White Affair, featuring the black and white work of 20 Cleveland artists including contemporary paintings, photography, drawings, and prints.

As a participating artist in the event, there you will find my original linocut print titled “Cleveland”. Additionally, notecards of the Cleveland print on wooden easels are also available.

The exhibit runs February 6 through March 6, 2010, and the gallery, studio, and frame shop is located at 17020 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107, (216) 227-8440.

The New Era is another exhibit opening that will run concurrently, featuring pop art on vinyl records, canvas, and found objects, in Pop Shop’s (art)ificial Gallery.

Visit the gallery and see work of up and coming and established artists, and support this establishment in Cleveland’s west side arts community.

The Black and White Affair at The Pop Shop Gallery

The Black and White Affair at The Pop Shop Gallery Art Exhibit Reception Announcement

(Images source: The Pop Shop Gallery & Studio)

The Pop Shop Gallery’s web site

The Pop Shop Gallery on Facebook (see the event listing and photos)

The Pop Shop Gallery’s Blog

The Pop Shop Gallery on MySpace