Each year, CCP holds instructional workshops providing interested artists with opportunities to learn new printmaking techniques or to expand their knowledge about those processes about which they may already be familiar. In this pair of exhibitions, one held on-site in the Grace Ross Shanley Gallery, and the other fully virtual as an online exhibition on our website, the teaching artists and printmakers who share their expertise have been invited to showcase their work.
The prints displayed in the gallery at CCP are the work of Staff Master Printer Christopher Shore, Studio Manager Liz Bannish, and Education and Media Coordinator Meaghan Morrow, all members of the printmaking staff at the Center. This physical exhibition is currently on view and will run through Sunday, May 23rd.
The virtual exhibition that can be found online includes prints made by all instructors teaching at CCP during the 2021 year and will continue to be supplemented through the year with artwork by additional instructors who will be teaching through this calendar year.
The intention behind this pair of concurrent exhibitions is to provide our community with greater insight into the printmaking practices of the instructors who teach at CCP. This work from their personal practices showcases the range of expertise between them, skills developed as professional printmakers balancing their own studio practices while working to train and educate others.
During these unprecedented times, we want to recognize the tremendous amount of effort CCP’s staff printers and guest instructors put into developing online workshops to meet our growing online presence and restructuring their curricula to fit the needs of participants learning printmaking from home. With this in mind, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking would like to thank all of those who have made it possible to continue with our mission to support, preserve, and advance the art of original prints.
From left to right: Christopher Shore, The Goddess of Light, 2018, Adhesive collagraph rinse print, 12” x 12”; Meaghan Morrow, Ten Second Break, 2018, Mezzotint, 4″ x 6″; Liz Bannish, Dick likes chowder/ The sun shines on Dick, 2017, Offset monotype, lithograph, hand drawing, and hand-applied gold powdered pigment, 17″x 20″