This year’s Chinese New Year print exchange, in partnership with Toronto’s Proof Studio Gallery, produced beautiful works of art! Above is a glimpse of the work submitted by talented printmakers. Click images to enlarge.
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Members of the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective gathered again at the Ottawa School of Art (OSA) this year for the traditional Chinese New Year print exchange. The Year of the Snake attracted many of our members and, at the organizing gallery in Toronto, there were prints from across the country and from abroad.
Thanks to Rob Hinchley and Deidre Hierlihy who collected the snake prints for exchange and established the list of members eligible to share. A special ‘thank you’ to Ute Gerbrandt who brought the hat essential for the drawing; this was in salute to the late Leonard Gerbrandt, who contributed to the founding of our group.”
We all had a pleasant evening with good food, great conversation and exceptional prints to exchange.
This was the third year that the Connective/Collectif has shared in the Proof Gallery celebration of the Chinese New Year. We look forward to even more members to participate in next year’s exchange – marking the Year of the Horse.
Les membres du Colletif des artistes graveurs d’Ottawa-Gatineau se sont à nouveau rencontrés à l’École d’Art d’Ottawa (EAO) pour l’échange traditionnel de gravures du nouvel an chinois. L’année du serpent a inspiré plusieurs de nos membres et, à la Galerie de Toronto qui a organisé l’événement, il y a eu des œuvres qui venaient de tout le pays et d’outre-mer
Merci à Rob Hinchley et à Deidre Hierlihy qui ont rassemblé les gravures de serpents pour l’échange et dressé la liste des membres éligibles pour cet échange. Un merci spécial à Ute Gerbrandt qui a apporté, pour le tirage, le chapeau du regretté Leonard Gerbrandt lequel a contribué à la formation de notre groupe.
Nous avons tous passé une excellente soirée avec une bonne bouffe, d’agréables conversations et des gravures exceptionnelles à échanger.
C’est la troisième année que le groupe Connective/Collectif partage cette célébration du nouvel an chinois avec la Galerie Proof. Nous espérons qu’encore plus de membres participeront à l’échange l’an prochain, année qui sera celle du cheval.
Year of the Dragon
Prints inspired by the Chinese zodiac
Ottawa School of Art February 6 – March 5, 2012
As mentioned in the previous post, we are continuing our tradition of participating in Toronto’s PROOF Studio Gallery’s international print exhibition and exchange inspired by each year’s Chinese Zodiac symbol. This year is the 11th International Print Exhibition and Exchange celebrating the Year of the Dragon.
We have organized to have editions of the prints submitted by Ottawa printmakers showcased in Ottawa as well at the Ottawa School of Art display cases (35 George Street, in the Byward market area). Our display will be up until March 5, 2012. Here are some pictures, but it is definitely worthwhile to come see the wide array of hand pulled prints in various printmaking techniques in person!
For more information or to purchase one of the prints shown, please email the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective: email@example.com
Toronto’s PROOF Studio Gallery hosts this annual event. This year will be the year of the dragon – “an opportunity for printmakers from anywhere in the world to connect with each other by exhibiting their print interpretation of the zodiac sign of the DRAGON for the Chinese New Year 2012. In previous years artists from Switzerland, Australia, India, Guatemala, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Scotland, Hong Kong, the United States and Canada have participated in this exhibition and print exchange. Each artist creates a limited edition print using a traditional print technique such as etching, wood block, linoblock, embossing, lithographs, relief, silkscreen or mixed print media inspired in some way by the dragon. As always, the Year of the Dragon is both an exchange and a series of exhibitions. The first print is kept and used for the exhibition. The other prints are offered for sale or used for the exchange. For the exchange, you receive back other artists’ work and other artists get your prints.”
Where to see this fantastic show?
PROOF Studio Gallery is located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District: Studio 104, Case Goods Warehouse, Bldg. 74, 55 Mill Street.
Exhibition runs from January 26 – February 12, 2012
Their opening is on Saturday, January 28th from 2 – 5pm
The Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective will also organize a display showcasing our print contribitions at the Ottawa School of Art:
35 George Street
February 6 – March 5, 2012