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Nan Karr-Kaufenberg ’25 Years of Block Prints’

September 2021 | The Cultural Centre | Block Printing

Nan Karr-Kaufenberg walks us through 25 years of block printing. View her beautiful work while listening to her tell stories behind how she fell into block printing, a few of the techniques she uses and how her style has changed through the years. All of Nan’s work is short run, hand watercolored and available for purchase in a number of small shops around Minnesota. Though she does except the occassional commissioned work. The Cultural Centre in Bird Island proudly presents Nan-Karr Kaufenberg’s ’25 Years of Block Prints’. Enjoy.

Work

Featured Work

Fields

Woodcut Block Print
1992

Reflection

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
1997

Barn at Echo Creek

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2007

The Dining Room

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2011

Lind House

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2013

Grandpa’s Cabin

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2018

Day’s End

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2020

Fish Stories

Lino Block Print
1993

Bull Thistles

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
1999

Peggy’s Cove

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2008

Old Mill

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2013

Out to Pasture

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2014

Barn & Hollyhocks

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2014

Country Landscape

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2019

Coneflowers

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2021

Chicken Barn

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2021

Main Street

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2021

Squash Flowers

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
1996

Boathouse, C. Danger

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2001

Tiny House

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2010

Barnyard Bantam

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2013

Small Town Backyard

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2015

Batalden Is., Norway

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2020

The Old Corner Store

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2021

Poppy

Lino Block Print & Watercolor
2021

EXPERIENCE MORE AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE

Krstyl Louwagie - March 2021

Cartooning. Influenced from early childhood by illustrated fairy tale books, super-hero comics and animated cartoons. She is the marketing coordinator for Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.

Jim and Trisch Beilke - April 2021

Basketry and wooden boats. Working with natural materials such as feathers, antlers, seegrass, jute and wood this exhibition is a feast for those who have a love for natural materials.

Don Sherman - May 2021

Papermaking. A Southwest Minnesota State University adjunct professor and retired photographer using native and invasive plants sometimes blended with commercially produced fibers.

Pat Amberg and Sons - June 2021

Sculpture. A kick off to the Island Day's celebration emphasizes the importance of family and the relationship between fathers and sons.

Jim Brooks - July 2021

Woodworking. This exhibition will also include a woodturning workshop on the green space of the Cultural Centre.

McKenna Lilja - August 2021

Mixed media. An exhibition filled with oil paint, pastels, found objects and textiles that turns the mundane into extrodinary.

Nan Karr Kaufenberg - September 2021

Linoleum block prints. An award winning artist with a distinct style unlike many other styles of painting and imagery.

Dona Larkin - October 2021

Paint. Another award winning, national/world renowned artist who works as a freelancer for commissioned original art work.

Sheila Jacobs - November 2021

Pottery, paint. Known for her stain glass creations, watercolor and most recently pottery, she is lauded as a home-grown artist and conservationist with deep respect from our state-wide community.

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