Exhibitions

Conscious Impressions: Green Printmaking from Zea Mays Printmaking studio

Liz Chalfin, "Kroller Muller", etching, 2011

Liz Chalfin, “Kroller Muller”, etching, 2011

April 10, 2012 – October 21, 2012
Reception: Apr 26, 5pm – 7pm

Zea Mays Printmaking Studio is a unique facility in Florence, Massachusetts devoted to non-toxic printmaking. Through research, education, workshops, facilities and artist residencies, the studio brings a safe, green, earth-friendly approach to printmaking into the 21st century. The methods and techniques that the studio teaches and adheres to serve to enhance the process, inspiring skills and often, unique subject matter.

In March of 2012, Zea Mays opened a new, larger facility making it the leading non-toxic printmaking studio in the United States. In celebration of this historic achievement, the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts juried an exhibition of prints that represent the excellent work being produced in the Western Massachusetts studio, directed by Liz Chalfin. World-renowned printmakers both instruct and print at the studio and newcomers to the medium are embraced.

This exhibition includes a sampling of work being created at the studio. Artists include: Liz Chalfin, Susan W. Rood, Anita S. Hunt, Sarah Creighton, Pamela Crawford, Erika Radich, Susan Jaworski-Stranc, Channing Lefebvre, Scott McDaniel, Lynn Peterfreund, Judith Bowerman, Carolyn Webb, Maya Malachowski Bajak, Anne Beresford, Joyce Silverstone, Sheryl Jaffe, Joan Dix Blair, Lillianna Pereira, Lyell Castonguay, Larinda Meade, Tracy Ducasse, Olwen O’Herlihy Dowling

Note: The gallery is dimly lit to protect the art work on paper from UV light, which can cause it to fade.

Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 Sunday 11-5
D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA

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