Panel discussion in Portland, via CMCA

Jan 11, 2013
Adriane Herman’s “You Lose, You Ooze” is a silkscreen with carborundum flocking.

Portland — Three artists represented in the Center for Maine Contemporary Arts’ “Prints: Breaking Boundaries” exhibition at the Lewis Gallery of Portland Public Library will participate in a panel discussion Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Rines Auditorium. The topic of the panel discussion is The Changing Nature of Printmaking Today.

The “Prints” exhibition, sponsored by CMCA and curated by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown, features the work of 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials to expand the definition of fine art printmaking, which in the past has traditionally been limited to editions of etchings, engravings, silkscreens, woodcuts and lithographs printed on archival paper.

The artists included in the panel discussion are Karen Adrienne, Adriane Herman and Damir Porobic. Adrienne is professor of art at the University of Maine at Augusta, where she teaches printmaking and drawing, and is founder of ARTDOGS Studios in Gardiner. Herman is an associate professor at Maine College of Art and is represented by Western Exhibitions in Chicago; her work has been in many exhibitions including a solo exhibition at CMCA. Porobic is an interdisciplinary artist, master printmaker and a printmaking and new media art instructor at the University of Southern Maine.

All three artists are deeply involved in the printmaking world and should provide an informative and thought-provoking discussion about the state of printmaking in Maine today and where it might be headed.

Portland Public Library is located at 5 Monument Square. Admission to the event is free. “Prints: Breaking Boundaries” runs through Feb. 23. For more information, visit CMCA’s website at cmcanow.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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