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Draw, Learn and Print

Posted June 14, 2013, at 5:10 p.m.

Old Town – Do you have a favorite plant, animal or place at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge? Would you like to share it with others? Experience the magic of printmaking on June 27 from 10 am-2:30 pm with master printmaker, Kris Sader. Go for walk, draw your favorite plants, animals or minerals out at the refuge then print greeting cards to give to your friends and family on special occasions. Recommended age is 8 years and up, although adults have enjoyed this activity as well. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Suggested donations $5-$10. Registration requested by June 25, call 944-9259 or visit www.hirundomaine.org.

Kris Sader, a Colorado native and longtime resident of Maine, draws on her Performing Arts, Ecology and Environmental Science background in her work. She is a printmaker and environmental site-specific installation artist. As a printmaker, she uses “Non-Toxic”, health and environment friendly, printmaking methods, which she helped research at the University of Maine. She studied printmaking in Universities throughout the US, in Maine under Susan Groce, UM, Siri Beckman, Deer Isle and received her BFA in printmaking at UMaine. In addition to showing her work locally, nationally and internationally, she gives presentations on her work and teaches non-toxic printmaking techniques. Sader was a recipient of an Artist Fellowship at Women’s Studio Workshop, a “Good Idea Grant” from the MAC. She has been an adjunct lecturer in printmaking at University of Maine, Orono. This past year she traveled nationally and internationally as Artist in Residence.

Sader sees art as a response to the world we live in based on who we are and what becomes important to us. Working, responding and needing to express those yearnings inside is part of an artist’s process. That is why she developed a traveling print bag and print sketching. Sader now uses her ‘Traveling Print Bag” at residencies and art centers that do not have a “print shop”. Her experiences include print sketching in the High Sierras, the Sonora Desert and the rocky shores of Newfoundland.

Directions: From the South – Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.75 mi and look for the large red signs on your right. Take Gate 1 off Rt. 43 and follow the dirt road for ~1/2 mile to the Pine Tree parking lot. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter, which is 100 m further on the left.

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