Recent article about Alan’s work by Tom Smart, CEO, Director of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
The authors whose words comprise this volume were chosen because of the abiding influence Georgian Bay has exerted on their lives and writings. Their deep connections to Georgian Bay are expressed as prose poems, fictional narratives, autobiographical episodes, imagistic sketches and as descriptive, perhaps invented passages from historical records. Alan Stein’s prints, interpreting words as image, trace a personal iconography testifying to his own deep connection to the land and water and to the histories of the place.
The words and images you’ll encounter here point to the concord between today and deep history between legend and the fluidity of memory, between the unfathomable lengths of geological time and how quickly we can fall under the spell of the spirit of the bay.
From the introduction by Tom Smart
Authors include; Ed Bartram, Judy Fong Bates, Joseph Boyden, Andrea Curtis, Nick Eyles, Katherine Govier, Wayne Grady, John Irving, David Macfarlane, Elizabeth MacCallum, Waubgeshig Rice, Susan Swan. And, a poem by Douglas LePan.
Hand set Cloister Old Style type, hand printed on hand made St. Armand papers using a Vandercook #4 proof press. Hand coloured frontispiece on Gampi Torinoko, bound into individually mono printed decorated hard covers by Don Taylor, and signed by each of the authors.
Limited edition of 100 copies $900
Please contact Parry Sound Books at www.parrysoundbooks.com or contact me through this website, for further images of the book click on “Portfolio” then select “Hand Printed Books” then scroll down to “On Spirit Lake”
Alan will be in at the Grimsby Art Gallery with his new book, “On Spirit Lake, Georgian Bay Stories”
I will be at the Bound Book Arts Fair this coming Sunday, December 9th, with my hand printed wood engravings and broadsides.
I will also be showing, for the first time, a complete set of sheets from my upcoming new book On Spirit Lake, Georgian Bay Stories. Please take this opportunity to stop by and see the work of twelve Canadian authors who have an intimate connection to Georgian Bay. A prospectus will be sent out in the new year but you may make an expression of interest.
Alan will be showing his wood engravings and broadsides, and pages from his upcoming book, "On Spirit Lake, Georgian Bay Stories"
Rooftops of Italy and Spain
Full online preview available
Opens Saturday November 18
with the artist in attendance
Runs until Saturday December 2
New Work by Alan Stein shows how inspiration has found the artist at home and abroad. With views taken from his globe-trotting and his homes in Newfoundland and Georgian Bay, this impressive exhibition draws from sources as varied as Tom Thomson, traditional European architecture, and pack ice in from Greenland. Stay tuned for a blog post from the artist, and join us at 2pm during the opening reception on November 18 to hear Stein speak about his work and travels.
PLEASE JOIN US AT THE GALLERY ON SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 10 AM - 5 PM
Join us tonight for the opening night preview for Art Toronto 2017.
his year's selections showcase a strong mix of Canadian art from some
of our most collected historical and contemporary artists.
Visit us in booth A09 to view works by Jimmy Perron, A.J. Casson,
Alan Stein, Franklin Carmichael, Claude A. Simard, John Lennard,
Jack Bush, and many others.
Opening Night Preview Party
Thursday, October 26, 2017: 6:30 – 10 PM
A benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario
Friday, October 27: NOON – 8 PM
Saturday, October 28: NOON – 8 PM
Sunday, October 29: NOON – 6 PM
Monday, October 30: NOON – 6 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West
RED CLIFF by Alan Stein
Revisiting the Rural is the Christina Parker Gallery summer exhibition featuring many of the gallery artists who have created a response to their personal landscape. The diversity of the work in this exhibition reflects the range of work that the gallery continually exhibits including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing and printmaking.
THE BATTERY AT NIGHT by Alan Stein
The public opening for the exhibition is Thursday, July 13th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm and the exhibition continues until August 31.
Artists will be present. Music will be by Boyd Chubbs.
Alan's wood engravings from The Golden Lilies by P.K. Page will be shown on the screen during a performance of Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush”in an exciting new production at SOULPEPPER.
TRUE PATRIOT LOVE: A CONCERT
Slaight Family Director of Music Mike Ross leads a company of stellar artists through a celebration of Canada’s diverse musical offerings that have been our nation’s gift to the world.
ON STAGE IN TORONTO APRIL 11, 13, 15
Soulpepper Theatre operates inside The Young Centre for Performing Arts and is located at 50 Tank House Lane - the north-east corner of the Distillery Historic District, at the intersection of Mill Street and Cherry Street.
TRUE NORTH: A CONCERT OF CANADA
ON STAGE IN NEW YORK CITY - SOULPEPPER ON 42ND STREET
Opening on Canada’s 150th Birthday (July 1, 2017) this concert will use beloved Canadian songs as the spine of an examination into the values of a nation on its birthday.
I will be showing my hand printed books and wood engravings at the book fair
I will be showing my hand printed books and wood engravings along with other members of the Arts & Letters Club - open to the public.
In the fall of 2017 I am going on an exciting expedition and you are invited to come along - have a look at the Adventure Canada website for more information. We'd love to have you join us!
An Old Sailor's Portion. (1932) Broadside
Following the successful publication of ‘Viewfinder’ the collaborative limited edition book project between Alan Stein and Michael Crummey, a new hand-printed broadside of Michael Crummey’s poem “An Old Sailor’s Portion." (1932) is now available from the Church Street Press.
Hand printed on St. Armand hand-made paper with a single wood engraving, in a limited edition of 99, 22x60cm.
Signed and numbered by Alan Stein and Michael Crummey.
Available from the Church Street Press and Parry Sound Books.