Saturday, October 8, 2011

Arizona Print Group Reception

Last night was the First Friday Reception for the "Trinity" themed exhibition at the Olney Gallery.  The weather in Phoenix has finally turned cooler and people were out and about celebrating this turn of events.  It was another opportunity for the Arizona Print Group members in attendance to spread the word about printmaking and explain our processes and media to appreciate viewers.  And it was wonderful to see old and new friends coming by to see our new works.

The Olney Gallery is an exceptionally nice space, run by the nicest people.  They also throw two receptions each month so if you didn't make it last night, come by on Friday October 21st for our Third Friday reception.  We would love to show you what we've been doing!  The hours are 6-9:30 pm and the location is Central and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix.

I am putting more images of the art from last night up on my flickr site.  See what all the fuss is about...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Exhibitions Coming and Going

John Armstrong's Monoprints 
Yesterday, Marlys and I attended the opening reception for John Armstrong's exhibition at the Peoria City Hall Art Gallery.  It was wonderful to see his prints on display and listen to him talk about his process and techniques.  Printmakers do share all their secrets!  If you have a chance to go, it is tricky to find - the gallery is IN City Hall.  Here is a link to the Gallery.  The work will be up until October 26th.

Kathryn Polk
This afternoon Marlys and I are driving to Tucson and back for the opening of Kathryn and Andy Polk's exhibition at the Davis Dominguez Gallery.   Andy's paintings look amazing on the gallery website and I can't wait to see them in person.  There is no substitute for seeing art in person.  Kathryn's lithos and drawings are also on display.  Her work is so full of humor and thought.  I can always relate to her point of view and admire her commitment to lithography.

The 1070 Print Exchange in which I participated has been accepted into the The Border Project:  Soundscapes, Landscapes and Lifescapes Exhibit.  The prints will be on display at the University of Arizona Art Museum from November 17, 2011 to March 11, 2012.
The exhibit will be held in conjunction with the University of Arizona Border Research Group Symposium, December 2-3, 2011.  Both events focus on the relations among arts, culture, politics and history in the US/Mexico borderlands.
Rossitza Todorova's SB 1070 print
Rossitza Todorova is the curator of the print exchange.  She started the project when she was living in Reno, NV and now is getting her masters in drawing from ASU.  Marlys Kubicek and Kathryn and Andy Polk also have prints in the print exchange.  You can see all the images here on Facebook.  But remember there is no substitute for seeing them in person!

The Arizona Print Group exhibition "Trinity" opens Friday at the Trinity Cathedral Olney Gallery, at Central in Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix.  There will be two receptions - this Friday and Third Friday 6-9pm.  Stop by either one to say hello and see some wonderful and diverse examples of contemporary printmaking!