August Extra: 16 Things That Can't Wait 'Til September!

​ The summer is winding down now ... But wait—fall is just around the corner, bringing brand new workshops, events, and artist opportunities! Grab a cool glass of lemonade and check out our must-see list of what's coming up next in our August Extra. Detail of work by visiting artist Julia Pfaff, leading the Low-Tech Textile Printing workshop on August 31.

East City Art Reviews—CONTRAST at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

There’s just a week left to see this beautifully curated exhibit at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center featuring prints by three artists: Curt Belshe, Jenny Freestone and Jake Muirhead. Using varied printmaking techniques, all three are working in grayscale, or effectively, in black and white. In the case of Freestone, the title, CONTRAST, is perhaps the most apt in that her prints, whether in etching or photogravure, show areas of deep black, in some cases, so dark that the contrasting image is barely visible. The experience is reminiscent of looking into a dark glass and seeing something reflected that requires time to recognize, but sometimes eludes recognition. In fact, the whole exhibit is lik

The Washington Post, In the galleries: CONTRAST

Contrast Clarity emerges from darkness in “Contrast,” a Pyramid Atlantic Art Center show of three artists who etch images into printable matrices. The least traditional is Curt Belshe, a New Yorker who designs 3-D-printed figures, photographs them in posed scenarios and exposes the resulting pictures to light-sensitive plates. Jenny Freestone and Jake Muirhead, both Marylanders, uses such venerable techniques as etching, drypoint and aquatint. All three make monochromatic pictures, although Muirhead sometimes replaces black with dark shades of red or green. Belshe’s collagelike compositions retain a digital vibe yet have the rich tones of prints and a link to art history. They’re updates of

INHERITANCE: Imar Hutchins

Hyattsville, MD (Revised August 5, 2019)—Artist Imar Hutchins exhibits six of his larger-than-life portrait collages in INHERITANCE. Each work measures 6 feet tall and 4.5 feet wide with subjects ranging from the artist’s mother to the late musician, Prince. The works combine screenprinting, collage, and painting, resulting in intensely detailed and colorful depictions of these figures: some iconic in pop culture and some iconic to the artist himself. INHERITANCE is curated by Zoma Wallace and runs September 6 through October 6, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday, September 6 from 6:30–9 pm. An artist talk will take place on Friday, September 13 from 7–8:30 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am–6

August Newsletter: Blazing Hot Workshops, 🌞 Fall Early Bird Sale, 🌞 Exhibitions, 🌞 New Program fo

As we head into the "dog days" of summer, we've added some hot new opportunities for you! From the amazing new work in our gallery, to upcoming artist opportunities, there's something for everyone. Oh yeah, and we just dropped the new line-up of amazing workshops for our Fall Workshop season—which happen to be on sale right now (boom!). Get all of this, and more with the August eNews here! --> Above: Summer intern Mallory Haselberger setting type on one of our Vandercook presses.

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