The Mahone Bay Printmakers is celebrating the opening of 4 Ateliers – Printmakers on the Move, Peer Gallery on March 16th from 1 – 4:30 pm, a brief opening talk will be given by Ed Porter at 2 pm
Join the Mahone Bay Printmakers in celebrating the opening of 4 Ateliers – Printmakers on the Move at the Peer Gallery on March 16th from 1 – 4:30 pm (snow date March 17).
This show celebrates the collaboration of 4 printmaking studios in Southwestern Nova Scotia and includes 120 prints from a range of printmaking disciplines.
The opening will include a brief introductory talk by Ed Porter entitled “You Can Observe a Lot Just by Looking”. He will explore contemporary printmaking processes using examples from the show and discuss the mechanics of a hand printed image. The talk is scheduled to begin at 2pm and will be followed by refreshments.
Edward Porter is a visual artist working primarily in printmaking media and drawing. Images related to the maritime environment have come from his focus on the meeting place of land and sea where he is continually fascinated by the unique drama of change present there. Living in rural Nova Scotia and teaching at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax has shaped his visual direction over the past 36 years. During this time his prints have been shown in regional, national and international exhibitions. He has work in the collections of The National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Philadelphia Museum, The New York Public Library, The National Gallery (Washington, D. C.), The Canada Council Art Bank, Dalhousie Art Gallery and other university collections as well as many private collections. He studied at the Yale School of Art and Architecture with Gabor Peterdi in printmaking receiving an MFA in 1961