Exploration of a Medium: Printmaking
Opening Reception:Friday,June 29, 5-8pm
The Center for the Arts Evergreen is proud to host an international exhibition titled Exploration of a Medium: Printmaking, our third exhibition devoted to exploring a single art medium. The exhibit will feature artwork by 45 artists, from the area, across the nation, and even as far away as Australia. The exhibit opens Friday, June 29th, 5-8pm and is on display through July 26th, 2012.Printmaking is the making and printing of graphic works by hand on paper, fabric, parchment, plastic, metal, or other support by various processes of multiplication. This exhibition will feature many different original printmaking techniques, including lithography, intaglio printing, relief printing, screenprinting, monotype, and mixed media printing.
The juror is Melanie Yazzie, Associate Professor & Head of Printmaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado. Professor Yazzie received her MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA from Arizona State University. Her work is held in many prestigious collections, and she has been reviewed in Focus Magazine, Santa Fe, the Los Angeles Times, New Zealand Herald, and other publications. She has had over 100 group and solo exhibitions combined. Yazzie makes prints, sculptures, paintings, and mixed media works.
Also please join us for Steve Sumner's talk about the different types of printmaking (It's not a Geclee,The Original Print- Eveything you Should Know and More on July 9th). Join us for a wine and cheese reception from 5:30-7:00pm for the lecture.
Two related Brown Bag Lunch Lectures. Melanie Yazzie, the juror, will speak on Wednesday, July 11th, 12-1pm and Bob McCarroll, an art conservator, will talk about "Conservation of Your Fine Works of Art on Paper" on Wednesday, July 25th, 12-1pm.
Going for the Gold: Honoring Sport
In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Center for the Arts Evergreen presents Going for the Gold: Honoring Sport, an exhibition featuring artwork inspired in some way by sports. Sport and art may seem at odds, but sports have certainly inspired many artists, including Andy Warhol's take on soccer icon, Pelé, and Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his body building years. From capturing the figure of an athlete to the equipment used in specific sporting events, we challenged the artists to get creative with the theme. We invited Scott Robson, Executive Director of Evergreen Parks and Recreation District, to join Becky Guy, Director of Exhibits at CAE, and Steve Sumner, Executive Director of CAE, to jury the exhibition.