To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England, an inaugural exhibition was on display at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Ct.
The well attended opening was held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00. Those in attendance had an opportunity to meet the artists and enjoyed hearing them discuss their work. Photos of the reception can be found here.
Thursday evening, June 9, 2016, the opening reception for “Print Selections” was held at the Zahn Gallery in Westbrook, Ct. Works from the portfolios “Score 2012” and “Micro” were on display.
Opening reception for PRESSING ON at the University of Rhode Island, February 2, 2016.
In addition to the exhibition, three members of the PNSNE demonstrated various printmaking processes.
Grace Bentley-Scheck presented a demo on collagraph printmaking, Shirley Bernstein showed how a color reduction woodcut was made and Mary Teichman did a demo on multiple plate color intaglio.
“Proof,” in the world of printmaking, is a trial print that is created to test the progress of an image. Proof Positive, at the Slater Memorial Museum’s Converse Gallery in Norwich, Connecticut, is a visual affirmation of the collective, creative power of the dedicated members of the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England (PNSNE).
Proof Positive chronicles over two decades of work by members of PNSNE and will include a wide range of techniques and diverse subject matter associated with contemporary printmaking; processes that revisit traditional techniques as well as new processes. Included in the exhibit will be the group’s latest portfolio, Print Cubed. PNSNE members were challenged to work within a six by eighteen inch format that would eventually be folded and housed in a six by six inch cube. The varied responses to this limited format are proof that each image is as distinct and individual as the artists themselves.
The exhibition runs from November 23, 2014 through January 18, 2015, with an opening reception on Sunday, December 7th from 1:00 to 3:00. PNSNE members will share their expertise with the public on the afternoon of December 13th when they hold a special demonstration day at the Norwich Art School on the Norwich Free Academy campus. Selected printmaking processes, such as lithography, relief printing, intaglio and screen-printing will be included in the presentations.
Slater Memorial Museum at 108 Crescent Street in Norwich, CT (860-887-2506) is open Tuesday – Friday from 9AM – 4PM and Saturday & Sunday from 1PM – 4PM. For more information on the Network or Slater Memorial Museum visit www.printmakersnetwork.org and www.slatermuseum.org.
The opening of Proof Positive exhibition on Sunday, November 16, 2014, was well attended. Print Cubed was on exhibit for the first time and received numerous positive comments about the unique format and presentation.
In conjunction with the Proof Positive Exhibition a printmaking demonstration day was held at the Norwich Art School on December 13th. The goal of the event was to acquaint the public with various printmaking processes and provide an opportunity to see how prints are created.
Viscosity printing, lithography, photopolymer intaglio, color etching, silkscreen, and relief printing techniques were demonstrated by PNSNE members.