"The Wonderful World of Woodcuts" Opens March 14 at Lloyd Library

Cincinnati, OH: The Wonderful World of Woodcuts opens to the public on March 14, 2016, at the Lloyd Library and Museum. This show is the perfect blend of antique and new, with rare and historic texts dating from the 16th century forward paired with the modern flair of a contemporary woodcut artist, Ken Marshall, who trained at the Columbus College of Art & Design.  Marshall’s blend of modern style with a retro method presents a unique and bold vision that visitors won’t want to miss.  His art assumes natural forms with abstract elements, providing a new way to look at the world, inviting viewers to imagine infinite possibilities.

The art is shown in conjunction with a historic look at the art of woodcuts through their primary initial function - the illustration of texts.  Classic greats and important early volumes all provide a glimpse into the development of this complex art form that began in Asia and found its way to Europe and the rest of the world.  The Lloyd’s volumes cover 400 years of printing history, and feature the perfected works of Japanese art, the early efforts by Europeans, as well as modern renderings of the art form that are a testimony to the persistent need for this type of work, despite the fact that so many other, and seemingly better, illustration methods have been developed.

The show is open to the public daily, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4, as well as the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9-4, until June 3. 

Additional Information Available Upon Request 

About the Lloyd: The Lloyd Library and Museum, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is a local and regional cultural treasure, which began in the 19th century as a research library for Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies of the period.  Our mission is to collect and maintain a library of botanical, medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific books and periodicals, and works of allied sciences that serve the scientific research community, as well as constituents of the general public, through library services and programming that bring science, art, and history to life.  For more information, visit the Lloyd website at www.lloydlibrary.org.

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