Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gwen Frostic...


Gwen Frostic 1906-2001

I have been visiting Platte Lake, in Honor Michigan since 1978... (my college roommate had a cottage). My parents bought a lot on the lake in the early 80's and built, first a cottage...and then their home....And now I'm living in the cottage as I help my mom recover from a stroke....I've been in this area a lot...

And now the "hang my artistic head in shame" part of the story......

Gwen Frostic's woodland studio, about 20 minutes from my parent's house, has been a popular tourist destination for all that time, and I had never (horrified and embarrassed gasp) made the effort to go and visit. On Tuesday I rectified that situation. Gwen's wood block prints are delightful and you can watch the printing presses in action from the shop balcony. Now that I've finally been there, I can highly recommend it.

I found this interview with Gwen when searching for more information about her... an interesting lady.

3 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Interesting and wonderful prints. I particularly liked the bunny's behind! It must have been fun finding a treasure like her in your own back yard, so to speak!

sue schultz said...

friend who visited there gave me notecards....i too was w/in a stone's throw and missed the change.......thanks for sharing

Lauren said...

Hi Peggy... geez, missed these comments...sorry for the late response! The funny thing about her work is that I've always thought "yes, that's nice." but wasn't all that excited about it. But by going there, I found some of her work that I really liked! Bold and graphic images. It was really a lot of fun...

Sue... You should really make the time the next time you are up... You would be interested in the building and the gardens, as well as the art.

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