Monday, August 6, 2012

Stowe, Vt.: A Panel Discussion on Vermont Printmaking

Vermont Printmaking: A State of the Art
Thursday, August 9th, 6:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Main Galleries

A panel discussion with artists Bill Davison (Winooski, Vt. and New York City); Mickey Myers (Johnson, Vt.); and Lynn Newcomb (Worcester, Vt.) These three accomplished printmakers will discuss the state of printmaking in Vermont, the appeal of working and living here, their practice, careers, and the exhibition in an informal panel.

Bill Davison's work addresses the 9/11 attacks and his emotional relationship with New York City where he lives part-time.



Mickey Myers is firmly rooted to Lamoille County. Working from her car at a variety of locations she makes both muted and fiery landscape monoprints.  She reworks these even after the print is made.  That her prints are of the same family is obvious, but each is brilliantly unique.


Lynn Newcomb makes massive, bold images inspired
by sculpture - both hers and that of others.  It is difficult to tell which influences the other; do her prints map the way to her hand-forged metal sculpture, or does her sculpture practice find a home in printed representation?

This event is part of "Impressed," on exhibit through September 9 at the Helen Day Art Center.

Images: Top - Bill Davison "Mosaic Portal," monotype; Middle - Mickey Myers;
               Bottom: Lynn Newcomb