Monday, March 26, 2012

Calling All Competitors!

Go for the gold, and stay for the fun at our Olympic party
Date: Saturday, April 14th
Opening Ceremony: 2:00pm
Closing Ceremony: 5:00pm with poetry reading upstairs directly afterwards
Host: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Help us celebrate 31 years of creativity!
Bring your team spirit and enjoy award winning fare, participate in hands-on art activities in every studio, and see the Pyramid Atlantic Member's Exhibition. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

It Came from the Deep

Top to bottom: Christin Ripley, Gretchen Shermerhorn, Elizabeth Graeber, Maria Rykova, Nora Burghardt and Lynette Spencer

Pyramid's spring print exchange In the Forest & It Came from the Deep included 6 that utilized screen printing. Resident artist Christin Ripley created a feeling wheel on handmade paper, complete with a hand tied sailor's knot and moveable pointer. Artistic director Gretchen Shermerhorn started with etching on aluminum plates, which ended up being the prints themselves. Screenprinting was the obvious choice to add her white plant/sea creature. Elizabeth Graeber's underwater whale was printed in 5 colors. Interns Nora Burghardt and Maria Rykova both learned the process from executive director Jose Dominguez and entered prints. Lynette Spencer touched on a twin theme with her 4 color Incomrehensible Connection. The 13 print folio came housed in a handmade clam shell box printed with, what else? Screenprinting.