House and Blue Fence LbNA # 37509
|Owner||Reynold and Helena|
|Placed Date||Jan 10 2008|
“House and Blue Fence”
Celebrating woodblock prints by Edna Boles Hopkins
FINALLY, the workers are finished and the box is back in place. Replaced July 7, 2008.
Edna Hopkins was a woodblock printer of the early twentieth century. Because her process was so similar to us letterboxers, I thought it would be fun to create a stamp celebrating her art. She was married to James Hopkins who was chairman of OSU’s art department from the 20’s to the 40’s. Since Hopkins Hall was named after him, you’ll begin your search there. (To emulate her woodblock, bring lots of colored ink--if you’re so inclined.)
Fifty of Hopkins prints, including “House and Blue Fence”, are currently on display at the Columbus Museum of Art through March 2.
Starting at the front of Hopkins Hall walk east toward the Wexner Center. Cross the street, as if to enter the Wexner, and go south following the sidewalk. As you pass the curved cement stairs/seats, look south between Sullivant and Page Halls.
That structure is your destination. Go to the top (5n) and find the west end of the divider fence (where the front bumpers of all the cars face). Toward the west end is a smaller section which is higher that the rest. Ignore it. Look at the divider. Check out the final metal, gray, rusted “post”.
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