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Yavapai College Art Gallery features printmakers

Photo by Jason Wheeler.

Yavapai College Art Gallery recently opened a new exhibit, “Making our Mark Printmaking Group,” featuring work by local printmakers. Showing at both the Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon St., and the Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale, the exhibit will be on display through Thursday, April 7, with an opening reception on Friday, March 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Work featured in the show is from a group of local printmakers who have all taken levels of printmaking classes at Yavapai College, Gallery Manager Megan Dean said in a write-up about the show. Dean’s work is featured in the show as well.

“Many of the artists have been lab techs in the Printmaking lab at YC, plus have been taking classes together for almost 10 years,” Dean wrote. “Many are retired professionals from such diverse backgrounds as Education, Art, the USPS, and Engineering as well as young artists just starting on their artistic path.”

There is quite an interesting educational aspect to the show, Dean wrote. The exhibit includes a glossary of printmaking terms and techniques in order to educate people along with a display case containing many tools for printmaking. This includes, brayers, barrens, scribes, linoleum cutters, inks and different kinds of plates associated with the medium.

Along with the Artist Reception on March 25, the gallery is hosting a free hand-printing workshop at the Verde Valley campus on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dean spoke highly concerning the quality and diversity of the work found in the show.

“You will be able to see many printmaking techniques from local artists who show nationally and internationally,” Dean wrote. “It’s a real community group show and we look forward to seeing everyone at the gallery and to educating people on an exciting and diverse medium.”

For more information on the workshop at the Verde Valley campus, visit www.yc.edu/artgallery or call 928-776-2031.

The Prescott gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

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