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In a world surrounded by technology, the Riverside Print Group ventures into the traditional art of printmaking. Composed from a group of nine locals, the Riverside Print Group invites the public to view their upcoming exhibition titled “Variance”. The works they display will explore a communal love of fine art and examine contrast. The authenticity of their process assures originality and cannot be easily duplicated.
The Riverside Print Group was formed in 2006 and is made up of nine devoted printmaking enthusiasts. The group works out of the print studio attached to Design at Riverside, a gallery operated by the Idea Exchange and situated on the banks of the Grand River in a renovated silk mill that houses the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.
Open print studio sessions are held several times a month and the group has participated in several shows, including group exhibitions at the Rotunda Gallery (Kitchener City Hall), Cambridge Galleries – Preston, the Cambridge Centre for the Arts and the Grand Café; also in the annual Printmaking Fair + Sale and the Cambridge Studio Tour, held each September. Individual members have taken part in many other group and solo shows such as Open Studio’s 100 Prints.
In an era of computer-generated art and computer-assisted drawing, traditional printmaking may seem a bit of an anachronism. It is slow, time-consuming and requires patience and an exacting set of skills. It is “work of risk”, with many variables (drawing, plate-making, inking, wiping, printing, paper), leading to results that are not altogether predictable. Nevertheless, the resulting imagery can be beautiful and inspiring. It is our intention to forge new connections to viewers who we hope will identify with the products of our work.
The members of the Riverside Print Group are: Ginny Carnevale, Heather Franklin, Kari Melhus Mullin, Darryl Nunn, Laura Perrin, Betty Praught, Bill Praught, D.B. Scott and Donna Stewart. Visit us at www.riversideprintgroup.com .
Taking a rare glimpse in history, Homer Watson House & Gallery is honoured to present a “Journey in Printmaking”, featuring the works of the famous Carl Ahrens and Homer Watson. As established artists, Ahrens & Watson are known for their internationally renowned landscape paintings, but very few people have had the privilege to see their extraordinary etching prints. This exhibit will feature the techniques of etching and print making alongside the history of these two men. Lifelong friends reunite here at Homer Watson House & Gallery.
For the first time in Homer Watson House & Gallery history, you can take an a piece of Homer Watson’s work home. Nicolas Rees took Homer’s original copper plate of The Faggot Gatherer and made a few prints. No strike is the same. Come and see the original copper plate, and then visit our Gift Shop for more details.