Encounters 2016 Exhibition of 13 Amazing Printmakers At Firehouse Art Center
Encounters 2016 is an exhibition at the Firehouse Art Center, in Longmont, Colorado. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view the work of 13 printmakers from Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico as part of the Month of Printmaking Denver. The curator by Melanie Yazzi, head of Printmaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Month of Printmaking Denver
Month of Printmaking Denver (Mo’Print) is a celebration of the art of making original prints to inspire, educate and promote awareness through a variety of public events and exhibitions in Denver and the metropolitan region.
This exhibit provides a rare opportunity to view work by the foremost printmakers in our community. The curator of this exhibit is Melanie Yazzie, Head of Printmaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Yazzie earned her BFA at Arizona State University and received her MFA from CU–Boulder. She has been teaching printmaking and producing her work for the past 25 years. Although primarily a printmaker, Yazzie is a multi-dimensional artist, producing paintings, sculpture and jewelry.
The artists exhibiting are: Catherine Chauvin, director of the art department at the University of Denver; Matt Christie, teaching lithography at CU; Jennifer Ghormley, who formerly taught at CU; C. Maxx Stevens, head of the foundations program at CU; Alicia McKim, teaching at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design; Ashley Nason, teaching at Metropolitan State University of Denver; and Anthony Ortega, head of the art department at Regis University. Emerging artists include Chris Blume, who runs Flatiron Press in Boulder, and Roberta Restaino, a graduate students at CU originally from Italy. Also exhibiting are Leon Loughridge and Theresa Haberkorn— printmakers and painters from Denver, and Kathryn Polk from Tucson, Arizona.
Here are some samples of the prints in the exhibit