CCAA’s Demo Artist, Oct.22: Cynthia Davis

October’s artist demonstration will be Takbon printmaking presented by Cynthia Davis. Takbon is a traditional Korean technique for transferring the textures of objects onto paper. It is similar to rubbing, but instead of using friction and a crayon, an inked dauber is tapped on the surface of the paper. This more gentle method captures fine details and allows for the grouping of different objects in a single composition. Natural objects, such as leaves, flat seashells, and large feathers, can be used as well as coins, buttons, keys, textured ceramic tiles, providing a variety of things to work with.

Cynthia Davis’s artistic education has been chiefly self-directed.  While living in Palo Alto, California she studied at community art centers and programs at the state university. Later, during her travels in Italy she was introduced to artist and Franciscan Padre Diego Donati, who became her printmaking teacher. Further studies at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice and Florida Atlantic University completed her graphics education.

Group Exhibitions:
​2015 Winds of Change: People, Places, and Environment, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
2014 Pulling Prints Together, Ohio State University, Faculty Club Gallery
 Pressing Visions, German Village Meeting Haus, Columbus, OH
2012 Peripheral Vision: Four Ohio Print Coops Exhibit, Urban Arts Center, Columbus, OH
2011 Art Under Pressure, Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative Group Show, Columbus, OH
2010 Collective Ink, Massillon Museum, Massilon, OH and Vern Riffe Center lobby, Columbus, OH
2009 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Columbus, OH

The Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the Monterey Youth Center, with a meet & greet time until 6:45 when announcements & the demonstration by the guest artist begins. Meeting/demonstration ends approximately at 8 pm.   777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.


January 2018: Mark Farina- Landscape Painting Fundamentals, Oil Painting

February 2018: Murray Wagnon- Plein Air Painting Still Life for a Rainy Day, Oil

March 2018: Maggie Renner Hellman- Color in Painting, Oil Painting

April 2018: Marilyn Van den Bogaerde- Design, Color & Luminosity, Watercolor 

May 2018: Elizabeth Ingebretsen- Plein Air Painting & Travel, Watercolor

June 2018: Maria Poroy- Abstract Painting, Acrylic

July 2018: no demo & no meeting

August 2018: Paul Fortis- Landscape, Oil Pastels

September 2018: Willamina Strupat- Abstract Collage Art

October 2018: Cindy Davis- Printmaking

November 2018: TBA

December 2018: no demo & no meeting

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