Introducing...Danielle Rante and Cyanotypes
Sunday, October 11, 4-6pm
Virtually join the DSA over Zoom to hear from Danielle Rante about her professional visual art practice, which includes cyanotypes, and see a demonstration on how to create your own. Included in the workshop will be a cyanotype kit and she will walk you through how to use cyanotype fabric sheets by using a photogram method.
Please pick up your cyanotype kit from the High Street Gallery (48 High Street Dayton) from 5-7pm October 7th or 8th. Or 12-5 Saturday, October 10th.
Registration is limited. Registration is only $5 thanks to an MCACD Grant! (If the $5 is cost prohibitive, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-228-4532 for free registration!)
Cyanotype Kit Includes
- 2 Pretreated Cyanotype Fabric Sheets (8½'' × 11'')
- 1 film sheet (8½'' × 11'')
- Cardboard Backer Board (8½'' × 11'')
- 2 pins
Additional Needed Materials
- Items to place upon your cyanotype paper. Can be opaque, translucent or transparent items. You might consider leaves, twigs or other nature-made materials, but any object may be used.
Sourcing material directly from the environments she visits, Danielle Rante’s mixed media practice incorporates site-specific field research into geographical happenings, direct interaction with the landscape and its inhabitants, and meditative mark-making. Akin to a botanist collecting live plant specimens in the wild, or an astronomist mapping locations beyond the earth’s atmosphere, Rante is interested in the meeting place between the physical environment we encounter and the narratives of a place. She explores our cultural subjectivity in relation to historical events or shifts in the landscape, investigating collective and personal speculation.
Danielle Rante has exhibited work nationally and internationally including K. Imperial Fine Art (San Francisco, CA), International Print Center New York (NY, NY) and both the China Art Museum and University of Art Museum in Shanghai. She has been a recipient of many grants, including the Ohio Art Council’s Individual Excellence award and has attended residencies at Arteles Creative Center (Finland), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), NES Artist Residency (Iceland), Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA), and Philadelphia Art Hotel (Philadelphia, PA). And her work is held in public and private collections worldwide. Danielle lives and works in Dayton, Ohio. She is currently an Associate Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at Wright State University. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2006.
The purpose of the workshop series, Introducing..., is to acquaint DSA members and the community to different mediums and methods in the visual arts. In conjunction, the attendees will get to know the instructing artist, their background, and tips and tricks of their trade.
MCACD and Culture Works Grant
The discounted registration fee of only $5 is generously provided by the Montgomery County Arts Cultural District's special projects grant which is in partnership with Culture Works. Thank you MCACD and Culture Works!