Zea Mays Printmaking Members Exhibition
July 5-31, 2017
Reception: Monday July 31, 5:30-7:30 PM
A collection of new prints by 63 members of Zea Mays Printmaking Studio will be on display at the Hosmer Gallery in July. The exhibit features a wide breath of styles and techniques, all using non-toxic, alternative printmaking processes with a clear commitment to innovation and quality.
Founded in 2000, Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available. Attracting artists worldwide, Zea Mays Printmaking shares its
research into safer printmaking practices through workshops and tutorials.
The studio’s name comes from the botanical name for Sweet Corn. Zea Mays is a plant known for its ability to extract heavy metal toxins form the soil through its leaves and roots. Just as this plant is being used as a natural way of restoring contaminated earth back to health, our mission is to restore the art of printmaking to a healthy art form. At Zea Mays, we honor the rich tradition of printmaking by exploring alternatives that are safe for artists and the environment.
Techniques of printmaking done and taught at the studio include intaglio, monotype, relief, screen printing, lithography and letterpress. All of these techniques are represented in the work in this exhibition. Many artists are showing work from new
series they are working on.
Details at http://forbeslibrary.org/gallery/