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UnEditioned at Manhattan Graphics Center

Summer 2021-officially!  We may (here’s hoping) safely resuming non-pandemic life.  It’s time to go outside, reconnect with others, and resume some activities.  Keeping that advice in mind, The Art Caravan posts will be brief this summer.

I will quickly draw your attention to the Manhattan Graphics Center.  MGC, a professional printmaking studio,  opened in 1986.   It provides space, equipment and opportunities for artists to learn printmaking, and to produce and show their artworks in New York City.

Elizabeth McAlpin is a practising artist and member of Manhattan Graphics Center

Elizabeth McAlpin, Manhattan Graphics Center, T. Vatrt image

What great news (sigh of relief) to read of its reopening. Not only has it managed to survive  the shutdowns of the last 15 months but MGC is offering expanded membership opportunities, and a collaboration with Center for the Book Arts.

The Center for the Book Arts, NYC, T. Vatrt image

The Center for the Book Arts, NYC, T. Vatrt image

The Center for the Book Arts, NYC, T. Vatrt image

Both Centers offer workshops and courses, virtually and (soon!) in the studios.  Until July 31,  MGC has a virtual exhibition UnEditionedjuried by Katie Michel of The Planthouse Gallery. I am honoured to have a print included in the show.  You might want to take a quick look at this link before heading outside…

more to explore 3, Terry Vatrt, UnEditioned virtual exhibition at Manhattan Graphics Center

more to explore 3, Terry Vatrt, intaglio, chine collé, ink, coloured pencil

 

 

Oh, to be in New York this week…..

….for the International Fine Print Dealers’ Association (IFPDA) Print Fair.  Lectures, conversations, exhibitions, tours and more exhibitions, all about fine art printmaking.

From a conversation with Kiki Smith to the International Mini Print Exhibition at Manhattan Graphics to the New York Public Library’s exhibition Printing Women:  Three Centuries of Female Printmakers (1570-1900) there’s a whole lot of buzz about fine art printmaking in New York City right now.

There are, of course, numerous dealers and galleries selling work.  But even if you don’t have the cash to buy a Beatriz Milhazes woodblock and screen print from Durham Press…..

Dahlia Purpura

….or a Chagall lithograph from William Weston Gallery…..

Marc Chagall

….the IFPDA is a little bit on heaven on this November earth.