Exhibit opens Friday, Nov 14, 2014 and runs through Feb 8, 2015, in the Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists at Historic Arkansas Museum.
Exhibiting Artists: Daniel Adams, Win Bruhl, Claire Cade, Zachary Counts, Debi Fendley, Melissa Gill, Diane Harper, Samantha Kosakowski, Neal Harrington, Tammy Harrington, Jorey May, John Paul McCaughey, Jennifer Perren, Jessi Perren, Dominique Simmons, Thomas Sullivan, David Warren, and Jane Bonady Watson.
Its a full night at the museum: Art by ASP (that's us!), music by the Greasy Greens, catered vegan fare from "Thats so Raw," sip on HAM's signature cocktail, the FOB (B stands for bubbly), trunk show from Just for Pearls, and Kat Robinson book signing, "Classic Eateries of the Arkansas Delta," 20% off store merchandise for museum members.
This fall marks the third year of collaboration for a community of Arkansas fine art printmakers known as ASP: the Arkansas Society of Printmakers. The innovation, processes and collaborative effort involved in the fine art printmaking tradition are unparalleled among the visual arts. ASP members employ both traditional and contemporary approaches, as Printmaking is a diverse art form that is ever-evolving as it continues to integrate new technologies and approaches into its visual lexicon. While the ASP values, honors, and strives to promote printmaking's revered traditional processes (relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and monotype) we also encourage and support the integration of digital processes.
From the Mission Statement of ASP:
The Arkansas Society of Printmakers (ASP) is a community of artists, art collectors, and supporters of the art of printmaking. We are dedicated to our mission: to generate greater excitement and appreciation for printmaking as a unique art form in Arkansas. We are committed to maintaining the integrity and identity of printmaking among artists by sharing skills and knowledge and thereby encouraging excellence in the field. We accomplish our goals through mentorship, professional critique, collaboration, camaraderie, exhibition, and portfolio exchange opportunities. Our members facilitate community-based workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and events, thereby increasing community awareness and access to prints and printmaking processes