Monday, June 18, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Vermont Printmakers at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe

Impressed: Vermont Printmakers 2012
Exhibit dates: June 15th - September 9th, 2012 

The Vermont Printmakers exhibition seeks to identify the strongest artists in Vermont working primarily in the print and gather them in the Art Center galleries to examine the mark they are making.  Public Programs and workshops will accompany the exhibition, including a steamroller woodcut workshop with several Vermont Master Printers.

Artists in exhibit: Sarah Amos, Bobbi Angell, Lois Beatty, Bill Davidson, Rachel Gross, Don Hanson, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Mickey Myers, Lynn Newcomb, Helen O'Donnell. These artists work primarily in print, many of them use contemporary approaches.  From basement studio experimenters, to clusters of artists drawn together around a press and a studio, they are engaged in a great visual dialogue about the capabilities of printmaking with voices that speak with scientific precision, fantastic abstraction, and everything in between.

Present in the exhibition is the influence of place on the artist's work. Many of these artists live part-time elsewhere and their work contrasts the Vermont landscape and their roots in other places. In some cases the landscape is the subject, while for others the relationship is represented abstractly. 

Public Programs:
Thursday, August 9th, 6:00pm - Artist Panel Discussion
Saturday, August 18th, 9:00am - Steamroller Printmaking Workshop

Image:  Left: Bill Davison Mosaic/Portal 5.3.12 detail