Cornelia Foss has a new self-published book, “Cornelia Foss: Ten Years of Paintings and Drawings, 2003-2013,” that has more illustrations and heft than many volumes coming out of traditional presses.
The art book industry has always been a bit do-it-yourself. Color monographs and exhibition catalogs are expensive, and publishers typically charge the venue to produce them. So why not just take it upon yourself when you have sumptuous illustrations, an introduction by Barbara Novak, and an enlightening interview with William Benton?
Guild Hall is offering an open studio workshop with Dan Welden, with sessions on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sept. 21 at the same times.
Participants will make an etching using the solar plate technique, which Mr. Welden has adopted and adapted to make greener and safer etchings without dangerous chemicals, according to his Web site. Images are set on a plate sensitized to light and developed using tap water.