Fire! Fire! Fire!

Don’t panic – everything is fine.

EGPC launches FIRE, our 2014 Box Set.  A limited edition of 8 prints revolving around the theme fire, from 8 printmakers .  Take a peek at the prints made by Bonnie Baker, Donna Boyko, Shela Breau, Cecil Day, Micheline Gushue, Janet Larkman, Jane McBurney Racine, and Janel Warmington,

Attractively packaged in a folder and accompanied by a printmaker’s statement, only 25 sets are for sale at $125 each.  Order your set now thru the contact form below before they sell out. Or purchase it at Annapolis Royal Farmers’s and Trader’s Christmas Market on Dec. 6th.

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Quiet but not inactive – winter preparations and 2014 Box Set

From lack of postings, it may appear that EGPC studio was dark all summer.  Just the opposite.  Individual members were busy following summer pursuits ( gardening, swimming, vacationing, exhibiting, taking or giving workshops) but now we are back in the shop preparing our 2nd Annual Box Set fundraiser.

Jane's detail #1

Detail of jane McBurney Racine’s burnt paper monotypes

Ever so popular last year and fun if not scary to do, we will be launching in November, The Elements – 4 , a limited number of box sets over 4 years illustrating one of the four elements.  2014 is the theme of Fire.

Cecil Day, renowned NS printmaker is our guest printer this year along with EGPC members Bonnie Baker, Donna Boyko, Shela Breau,  Micheline Gushue, Janet Larkman, Jane McBurney Racine, and Janel Warmington.

25 sets of 8  11×7.5″ prints presented in their own folder, accompanied by colophon for the incredible price of $125.

Last year we sold out quickly so don’t hesitate reserving your set this year by contacting us at elephantgrassprint@gmail.com

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

The elephant and TH’YARC

Chapel Galley poster

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

Love under Pressure

Sweet heartLove Under Pressure – a Valentine’s Day card making day!

Sunday, February, 2nd 10am-4pm

In this day long workshop participants will be introduced to basic linocutting techniques, carve a small block and then print either by hand pulling or by press. Each participant will come away with four cards and a carved block that can be reused to print more cards or artwork

Cost: $35 which includes all materials. This workshop is limited to six participants.

Our Valentine’s Day card making workshop is full but you can still get on the waiting list.

email elephantgrassprint@gmail.com to subscribe to our advance notice email lists!

*A ‘snowdate’ has been set for February the 9th in case of inclement weather.

Turning left, then right

Ever have a day where you start out doing one thing, then everything  changes mid-stream and you end up doing something else?  Well, our plans to clean up and prepare for the upcoming annual open house and monotype workshop became a free-for-all print day instead.  Linocut proofs and a series of monotypes flew off the press all afternoon while members tried out the etching press with various blanket set ups and ink combinations.

working in the studio

Will we be ready for the Open House on Sunday, September 29th?

You bet! proofing linohot off the press

Get Inky at our 1st Annual Open House!

 

Sunday, Sept. 29, 11am-4pm

It has only been 5 months since EPGC set up shop in our home at Parker’s Cove Place and we have been busy ever since moving in the furniture,(heavy) presses (heavier) and fund-raising. Still, EGPC member found some time to flex our printmaking muscles. Join us at our first Annual Open House for demonstrations, conversation and a turn at the press.

Parker’s Cove Place, 30 School Street, Parker’s Cove

 

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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