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4 Ateliers

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4 Ateliers:  Graveurs Ambulants/Printmakers on the Move
October 21 to November 17, 2018
Chapel Gallery, ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS

4 Ateliers is collaborative travelling print exhibition featuring original prints by more than 40 artists from the four artist-run printmaking workshops in Western Nova Scotia.  This will be the second stop for 4 Ateliers, a travelling exhibit – one in each communities of contributing printshops. As well as hosting the show, Elephant Grass Printmakers, the local participating printmaking collective, invite the public to try their hand at printmaking during open studio days on November 3rd and 4th , EGPC print studio, 30 School Street, Parker’s Cove.

The exhibition brings original contemporary art to the Western Nova Scotian communities where each of the workshops is located – Yarmouth, Annapolis Royal, Mahone Bay and Church Point – reinforcing the fact that printmaking is alive and well in this region.

Presenting the works in four different locations offers a greater number of people a valuable opportunity to see the work of local printmakers in context of a broader printmaking community and experience firsthand printmaking as an original avenue of creative expression. Printmaking is by nature an accessible art form due to its contemporary relevance, portability and relative affordability.

It is hoped that our exhibition will increase public understanding of the rich history of printmaking in the region and inspire other artists to explore its possibilities as a part of their own art-making practice.

The four contributing printshops are Elephant Grass Printmakers (Parker’s Cove), La Manivelle (Church Point), Mahone Bay Printmakers (Mahone Bay) and TH’YARC (Yarmouth).

The Elephant and TH’YARC , exhibit of recent work with TH’YARC Printshop

The elephant and TH’YARC

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June 8- July 6, 2014

Opening June 8, 2-4pm,  Artists in attendance

Elephant Grass Print Collective (EGPC) and TH’YARC Printshop together celebrate  the print work of 15 print artists in the exhibit, The Elephant and TH’YARC. Recent works by Cecil Day, Janet Larkman, David Cain, Bonnie Baker, Ivan Blades, Janel Warmington, Annie Harding, Jane McBurney Racine, Margriet Knubben, Micheline Gushue, Isao Sanami-Morrill, Virginia Stoddard, Jennie Lamont, Donna Boyko and Margo Tassi, go on view in the Chapel Gallery, ARTsPLACE, June 8 to July 6.  The exhibit then travels to Yarmouth County Museum Gallery,Yarmouth,  August 18 to September 13.

On turning one year old in January 2014, EGPC tasked itself with the goal of mounting an annual show, linking the Collective to a wider printmaking community. When TH’YARC Printshop independently invited EGPC to be part of an exhibit in Yarmouth, two joint exhibits came about. The Elephant and TH’YARC illustrates the richness of printmaking in Southwestern Nova Scotia. Etching in traditional and experimental ways is the TH’YARC Printshop’s main activity although members use linocuts,  woodcuts, collograph and monotype.  Printmakers at EGPC also utilize similar relief printing techniques while exploring newer non-toxic materials and practices such as soy based inks, etching with UV light, and mixed medium.

EGPC gratefully acknowledges the support of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) in funding The Elephant and TH’YARC exhibition.

Chapel Gallery is located in ARTsPLACE, 396 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 4:30 pm. Weekends 1 to 4pm (by volunteer, call ahead ). 902.532.7069

small gallery, BIG Show

With over 60 prints from 18 artists, it was a challenge to make room for all of the pieces in a gallery measuring under 70 sq ft, with 1 wall of windows.  But the EGPC hanging team was up to the task.

Over Time and Technique at the MYM Gallery, ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, runs  June 29th to July 18th.  Reception with the artists, Sunday, July 7th, 2-4pm.

But don’t wait to see the exhibit or buy a fabulous print. Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 10:30am-4:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 1-4pm.  396 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal.

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