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Contact: Kip Woolford, (928) 524-6228 Ext. 273
Nancy Haver, Massachusetts-based artist and illustrator, has been captivated by the printing process since childhood, when she helped her father develop black and white photographs. Still drawn to the intense contrasts and patterns typical of woodcut and wood engravings, she enjoys using these media, and also exploring how medium affects an image, by using woodcut, paint, and graphite to depict a single subject. Through childhood trips to the national parks, she was inspired by glimpses of grandlandscapes and their inhabitants, which later led her to study wildlife biology. In addition to her training as a naturalist, Nancy holds an MFA degreein printmaking and has taught drawing, illustration, and relief printmaking at the University of Massachusetts and Holyoke Community College, and has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She has also worked for many publishers, including Houghton Mifflin and Sinauer Associates, as a scientificillustrator. Nancy is thrilled to return to the Petrified Forest for inspiration as an Artist-in-Residence.
Nancy will demonstrate the art of wood block printing on Friday, August 22, 2014, at thePainted Desert Inn Historic Landmark located at the Petrified Forest National Park from 10am- 4pm (standard park entry fees apply). This demonstration will include wood blockprinting by hand and will show examples of her woodcut and wood engraving artwork. Subjects will include prehistoric and modern creatures and national park landscapes. Attendees will have the opportunity to try their hands atscratch foam, another relief printmaking technique. Wood engravings will be available for sale at this event. To see more examples of Nancy's work, please visit www.nancyhaver.com