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Printing The World We See

Date(s) - 09/15/2017 - 11/12/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monmouth Museum


September 15- November 12, 2017


Opening Reception: September 15, 6-8pm


Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat: 10am – 5pm; Sun: 12pm – 5pm

“Printing The World We See” focuses on the relief method of printing through the unique perspectives of artists Bill Fullam, Betty Kem, Richard Kushinsky, Arlette Malivernier, Leslie Ovechka and Kathleen Tobin of the Printmaking Club of the Ocean County Artists’ Guild. The exhibition features a variety of subject matter including portraits, landscapes, urban scenes, animals and more. It is the artists’ hope that their work will inspire and educate others about this important, beautiful, and ancient art form. The process of creating a hand pulled print is a challenging and exciting journey. The relief method starts with an idea, a drawing, then the formulation of a color scheme and steps for application. Wood, linoleum or stone blocks are carved out with a sharp tool (such as a gouge or chisel) and the relief (carved drawing) is rolled with ink. Paper is placed on the inked block and rubbed by hand or with a roller (brayer). When the paper is lifted, the artist’s idea begins to come to life! The process is repeated through a pre-selected series of colors until the finished image is revealed. Each print is an original part of a signed and limited number edition, one of many that look alike. Variations due to the application of ink or the pressure of the brayer make each print unique.