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Demystifying Process: A PVDPrintmakers Exhibition

19jan5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Demystifying Process: A PVDPrintmakers Exhibitionin the gallery, Jan 19 - Feb 26WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street

Event Details

Shelby at Beavertail by Carey Good
Carey Good. Shelby at Beavertail. copper etching with mezzotint and chine collé

Demystifying Process, is a month-long exhibition curated by PVDPrintmakers. Despite the accessibility offered by printmaking, both in its ability to endlessly reproduce images and the direct process of creating an impression, the practice tends to have an air of mystery. Using the vibrant printmaking community in Rhode Island as examples, this exhibition pulls back the curtain on a wide range of processes. Materials, presses, blocks and plates are displayed alongside prints, celebrating every step of the printmaking process while highlighting the often unseen act of making.

The exhibition includes works by Joanna Booth, Sara K. Dunn, Carey Good, Lara Henderson, Sara Inacio, Serene Lincoln, Marius Marjolin, Elliot Morgan, Sam Nehila, Ariana Padovano, Jules Sharpe, Nicolle St. Cyr, and Zainab Zulfiqar.

PVDPrintmakers is a community organization supporting printmakers and encouraging the practice of printmaking throughout Rhode Island. Originally beginning as an online platform to share artwork from active artists in the area, it has since transformed into a network connecting artists to new opportunities, to each other, and promoting printmaking education. Offline adventures have included free art supply swaps, two zine publications, and an ongoing print trade. PVDPrintmakers is organized by Sam Nehila and Mason Kelly. Find them on Instagram @pvdprintmakers.

The exhibition is on view in the WaterFire Arts Center gallery from Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, February 26, 2023 with an opening reception on Thursday, January 19 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

In addition to the opening event, printmakers and community members are invited to participate in networking event that will take place on Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The WaterFire Arts Center store + gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Event Times

(Thursday) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Scheduled events in this series

february 5, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 8, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 9, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 10, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 11, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 12, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 15, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 16, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 17, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 18, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 19, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 22, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 23, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 24, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 25, 2023 10:00 a.m.february 26, 2023 10:00 a.m.