Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Printmaking exhibition at the Boston Public Library

Randy Garber, To My Surprise, detail
If you're a fan of printmaking, you probably already know about Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, MA, where for the past 25 years Boston-area artists have been congregating, working, teaching, and sharing resources. If you don't already know about Mixit, you should, and tonight is a great opportunity for you to find out all about it.

Currently on view through July 31st at the main branch of the Boston Public Library is an exhibition titled, reThink INK: 25 Years at Mixit Print Studio, which includes more than 150 works by 71 artists in three venues throughout the Copley Square library location. This collaborative exhibition, produced by the Boston Public Library and Mixit Print Studio, celebrates the studio’s 25th anniversary and the library’s deep and long-standing connection to the Boston printmaking community.

Tonight, Tuesday, April 24th, from 6–7pm, in the Rabb Lecture Hall, The BPL and Mixit Print Studio present a panel discussion with three distinguished scholars and experts to explore the role of printmaking in art today. Topics will include the impact of digital technology on the conception and execution of contemporary printmaking, current institutional collection and curatorial practices for prints, and the continuing influence of printmaking on other media. The panel will be moderated by Randy Garber, local Somerville artist and Partner at Mixit. The panel participants are:
Patricia Phillips / Critic, Associate Provost, Rhode Island School of Design
Andrew Raftery / Professor of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Susan Dackerman / Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Fogg Museum of Art

This event is free and open to the public and is sure to be a fascinating discussion. For directions and more information visit: http://www.bpl.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/mixit/related-events/

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