AHArts presents: “Marks of engravers”

June 2 – July 9, 2022

The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is pleased to announce the next exhibition in the main gallery, ‘Printmakers’ Marks’ and the next exhibition in our street level window galleries, ‘European Canvas’.

PRINTMAKERS’ MARKS takes the viewer on a journey through printed and print-based works of art exploring the language of printmaking as told through the making of expressive, emotional and evocative marks used to create prints. Printmaking, at its core, is a medium in which marks, lines, strokes, incisions, stippling, stencils and ink are as personal to the artist as fingerprints, and often the only evidence by the hand of the artist in this reproducible medium. This exhibition sought work that draws on unique perspectives, exploration, and technical prowess told through the language of printmaking.

Artwork by Matthew Willie Garcia,
Artwork by Matthew Willie Garcia, “Sweet Attractions and Distant Desires”, Mokuhanga

From a national open call process of 129 submissions, curator and juror, Dave DiMarchi, selected 38 works by 32 artists that uniquely and compellingly express the theme of the exhibition. Selected artists include:

Leslie Adler
Claire Bowman
Bill Brookover
Myles Calvert
Lauren Carras
Tracy Coon
Christine Delaunay
Amanda Gabel
Chenxi Gao
Matthew Willie Garcia
Steve Garst
Emily Gilman Beezley
Josephine Guscott
Mike Heter
Debbie PC Lee
Daniel Luedtke
Brett Lysne
Anne-Marie McDonnell
Jennifer Markovitz
Maria Mineo
JP Nicolaides
Rebecca Oehler
Jennifer Scheuer
Susan Schwei
Alice Sims – Gunzenhauser
Kaleena Stasiak
Emma Angele Switzler
Brett Taylor
David Udovic
Carla Valentine
Brian P. Wagner
David Wolski

Displayed in our windows, ‘European Canvas’, by artists Suzi Hoffman and Mary Walker-Baptiste, includes 30 original works of art, a collection of watercolors and acrylics and drawings including brief anecdotes about the place and inspiration of each work.


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Mary notes: “I grew up enjoying the gift of being able to see my surroundings, with the eye of an artist. Observing the colors, the composition, the structure of ordinary life, while being inspired by this beauty, gave me a precious life. This led me to want to capture these images on film and then eventually as art on paper.

Suzi adds, “Being an artist is who you are, it’s not something you can quit or change, even if it constantly changes you. Art has taken me in many directions, working for a long time as a graphic designer and writer, and now choosing to focus on painting. Summers at a family beach house on the island of Long Beach, New Jersey started my love of plein air painting.

Finding new painting challenges drew me to relished scenes in southern Europe, but the Atlantic coast remains the inspiration I always return to.

The exhibitions are presented from June 2 to July 9, 2022. The gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday. For hours and directions, please visit: https://www.aharts.org/gallery-hours-contact

AHArts will host an opening reception and curator talk on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 6-8 p.m.

Alongside the exhibition, AHArts will present an “Introduction to Woodcut” workshop on Saturday, June 18 from 3-6 p.m. For more information and registration, visit: https://www.aharts.org/events-classes/intro-to-woodblock-printmaking

For more information on the exhibitions, please visit: https://www.aharts.org/exhibitions and https://www.aharts.org/windows

The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes in the power of the arts to transform and enrich communities. Our primary function is to develop and execute arts-related events and activities to benefit our communities.


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