“The Adventurous Soul” in the 2017 North American Print Biennial
Maria will be in Boston for the opening reception of the 2017 North America Print Biennial this Saturday. Her piece “The Adventurous Soul” is part of the exhibition and received the Hiromi Paper award. National Gallery of Art Curator and Boston Printmakers’ Juror Judith Brodie quoted Maria in her essay “Outmoded” where she discusses that “the touchscreen culture is leaving many artists hungering for labor-intensive, hands-on experiences.”
Maria’s travel to Boston is generously funded by a travel grant through the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Artist’s Proof – Printmaking Group Exhibition at Visual Voice
You are invited to Visual Voice Fine Art‘s printmaking show: Artist’s Proof.
The exhibit’s title refers to the first good print pulled by a printmaker in the process of creating an edition, and for this show, it also speaks about the lengthy process of printmaking as a “proof” of the artist’s dedication. See the great variety of techniques, styles and subjects from some of the best Nova Scotian printmakers from across the province in this art show with something for everyone to enjoy!
Featuring the work of Kate Georgallas, Ed Porter, Kath Kornelsen, Diana Baldwin, Robert Rutherford, Maria Doering, Bob Hainstock, Rob Maloney, Judith Leidl, Nuri Guerra and introducing Anna Syperek and Bonnie Baker.
The opening reception is Saturday, June 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, join us for refreshments, to view the art and to meet the artists. The exhibit runs from June 19 to July 15, 2017. Free Admission.
Colour Monotype Workshop at Visual Voice in Truro
Colour Monotype Workshop
Sat, Jul 16 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm for $75+tax per person
ALL materials included.
Lunch $8+tax extra (soup & half sandwich), or bring your own.
PreRegistration Required call 902-843-9464
Join us for another fun day of printmaking at Visual Voice. Colour Monotype is a very experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking equipment. You will not be creating an edition of multiples but instead remove ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, and brushes and found materials to create a single print. You may create up to 10 different images during this workshop using multiple colours as well as multiple layers.
You can come prepared with an image idea or spend the day experimenting with found materials with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.
If the weather is forecast to be beautiful we are planning on setting up the workshop outside next to the gallery, in case of rain it will be inside the gallery space.
The instructor is artist and printmaker Maria Doering, who teaches at NSCAD and has taught 2 other workshops at Visual Voice. *Includes the use of a press!
Maria in Residency at Zea Mays Printmaking
Early this year, Maria was invited to Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, Massachusetts, to complete a 2 week residency and to print editions of a number of large linocuts which she has been working on for the past couple of years. The residency is nearing completion and she has an entirely new body of work which will hopefully be shown over the next several years.
Zea Mays was established in 2000 and is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available. Maria specifically sought out Zea Mays for this residency as it is quite similar to the vision for the Maritime Centre for Contemporary Print, which she will be opening in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the near future.