Monday, April 16, 2012

Sargasso Sea Scrolls

A collaborative effort between Pyramid Atlantic and the Sargasso Sea Alliance (SSA), the screen printed Sargasso Sea Scrolls are now on view in the Washington Printmakers Gallery (WPG). The scrolls illuminate the rich biodiversity of the Sargasso Sea and conclude months of collaboration between artists, printmakers and papermakers. The waters around the island of Bermuda sustain a swathe of floating Sargassum seaweed: a breeding and feeding ground for a wide variety of sealife. Identified as a “Hope Spot” by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, the Sargasso Sea merits special protection because of its unique habitat. The Sargasso Sea Scrolls will broaden awareness and serve as a fundraiser to further the missions of both Pyramid and SSA.

Please join us for a special unveiling reception on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22nd from 5-7 pm.
WPG: 8230 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring MD

A small smattering of the scroll collaborators: (top to bottom) Screenprint Associate Becca Katz, Digital Associate Franc Rosario, Artistic Director Gretchen Schermerhorn, screenprinter Allan Akman, Board Member and Artist Jenny Freestone, Letterpress Associate Julia Louie and letterpress printer Erin Brophy, Resident Artist Christin Ripley and Gretchen making abaca paper for the scrolls.
Screenprint Associate Marty Ittner and her favorite shark.