INTRO TO PRINTMAKING CLASSES
Juried, professional, practicing and exhibiting artists and members of the BPC teach the basics of a different printmaking medium each week. You learn how to make prints, ink plates and clean up using non-toxic materials and methods. Mediums covered may include monotypes, monoprints, collagraph, etching, linoleum, etc. Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28. 6-8pm
Marta Dorton monitors each week.
Weekly medium/instructor for July session:
July 7 Monotypes with Marta Dorton
July 14-Collagraph Class with Erica Meuser
July 21-Relief Printmaking with Elizabeth Foley
July 28-Linocut with Stephen Wiggins
Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods
On display June 22, 2015 - October 16, 2015
Also July and September Gallery Hops
July 17th, 2015 and September 18th, 2015 5pm to 8pm
Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in "Diverse Methods", a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY.
This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from:
"Diverse Methods" , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art.
The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces; art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others.
The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation.
2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began.
The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork.
Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.
For more information on these exhibits and reception times, please contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201.