Linocuts for Maritime Month

Apr 12, 2018
“Mooch Brigade” is a linocut by acclaimed printmaker Sherrie York.

Camden — Sherrie York will present a talk titled From Battleships to Bird Art, as part of the Midcoast Maine Audubon lecture series, Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library.

How did a material created for battleship flooring become a medium for bird art? Linoleum block prints, or linocuts, share their origins with naval ships; their process with woodcuts; and their history with artists from Picasso to Queen Elizabeth. Visually, linocut styles run the gamut from graphic social commentary to delicate floral, landscape and wildlife images.

Internationally recognized linocut printmaker York will share her own linocut process, inspiration and frequently bird-focused work. Her linocuts have been presented in national and international exhibitions including the Woodson Art Museum’s prestigious “Birds in Art” and the Society of Animal Artists’ “Art & the Animal”; and her work is represented in corporate and museum collections in the United States and abroad. She serves on the board of the Society of Animal Artists and is the coordinator of the Audubon Artist Residency at Hog Island Audubon Camp in Bremen.

Maritime Month is sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial.

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

“Coot Du Jour” (© Sherrie York)
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