Saturday, September 24, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Benefit Sale for Artist Emma Levitt at Photostop Gallery in October, 2011

During October PHOTOSTOP will be selling many of the surviving photographs and prints of artist Emma Jane Levitt whose home and artwork were recently damaged in a fire in Seattle, Washington. The proceeds of the sale will go directly to the artist to help her replace her lost photographic and art equipment and supplies. An opening reception will be October 7th from 5-8 pm, a White River Junction First Friday. The public is invited to attend.

Emma Levitt is the recipient of numerous awards in printmaking and photography including the Seattle Print Arts Scholarship, Wellesley College Book Award and 4Culture Individual Artist Project Award. Her work has been exhibited at The Center for Wooden Boats, Dartmouth College, and in galleries both nationally and internationally. Ms. Levitt earned a BFA at Washington University in St. Louis and M.Ed. at the University of Washington with a focus in education, environment and community.

Levitt's prints are photographs taken with an antique Czech camera, aquatints, woodcuts, and collographs, some with etching, relief and collage components. Her work can be seen at:

PHOTOSTOP Gallery is located in Suite 150 of the Tip Top Media Arts Building, 85 North Main Street, White River Jct., VT 05001. The gallery is typically open Wednesday through Saturday from noon-5 or by appointment. On First Fridays and opening nights, the gallery is open until 8 pm. Hours for this special exhibition will be variable. Check the PHOTOSTOP website for detailed information or call 802.698.0320.

Image: Print from the Rock/Salt +Wonder series by Emma Jane Levitt