In the Gallery - July and August

    Sat, Jul 13 - Sun, Aug 25, 2013

    Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Venue: Cotuit Center for the Arts

    4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

    Contact:

    David Kuehn

    david@cotuitcenterforthearts.org

    508-428-0669

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    Anthony Miraglia: Matter, Memory and Time - The work in this exhibition documents my interest in mixed-media painting. The work originates from my experiences in Italy and Sicily that began in 2001 when I started teaching in the Mediterranean Studies Program at the University of Messina. Printmakers of Cape Cod: Really Big Prints - Printmakers of Cape Cod members will exhibit very large original prints stretching the format of printmaking and resources as most presses cannot print beyond 30x42. In this exhibit the minimum size will be of 70inches Height+width. Some prints have been created on a "monster" press at North Adams Ma. utilizing 8 hydraulic jacks on a 5x10Ft. bed. Some have been hand rubbed and some assembled. From Cecilia Rossey, one of the printmakers in the exhibit: Once an artist becomes involved in printmaking, the process depends on access to a press. While many artists with home studios have smaller presses to fit a standard sheet of printmaking paper, the luxury of printing on a large press involves working at a studio that specializes in the process. Thanks to the Printmakers of Cape Cod, I had the opportunity to work with Brandon Graving at Gravity Press. Why make a large print? As a painter one can choose the size of a canvas, but the printmaker has to gauge her/his work depending on the press available, the physical strength involved handling a large plate,and the ability to complete and clean up after the work comes off the press. It's a timely process demanding energy and strength. Managing a large plate can be unwieldy, and teamwork is needed to press the plate as well as manage large rolls of paper. If you are hand printing, it's again physically demanding. While it's difficult to work a large plate, the rewards are well worth the process. Working a large plate gives the artist room to move and explore a wide imagery range without limiting one's movement. It is also important, when showing work in a museum, to have a size format that works well with competing mixed media artists. Creatures on Vases: Yukimi Matsumoto & Isabel Green - Yukimi Matsumoto and Isabel Green's exhibit combines their unique styles of glass making. Matsumoto was born in Japan and started glassblowing at 1993. She loves to challenge herself with the material of glass. The items in this exhibit show off her impeccable color selection and soft design that are second to none. Green was born in Falmouth MA and started glassblowing at 2007. She is inspired by nature and loves to make creatures in glass, whether from under the sea or some secluded woodland. You will no doubt see how her work is amazing. You can experience the two women's different skills and designs together in this show. Opening Reception: July 13 5:00pm-7:00pm "Following Friday" Brown Bag Lunch Lecture/Artist Talk: July 19 Noon

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