Arts Benicia Printmakers at City Council Chambers
January 22 – April 23, 2018
Artists Reception: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30-8:00 pm
Celeste Smeland, Curator
William (Bill) Harsh began the Arts Benicia printmaking program in 2002 and continued it until his death in 2012. Many of his former students have continued with printmaking and are included in the exhibition. Bill’s student, Ronna Leon continues to teach the Arts Benicia printmaking program and has invited new students to be part of this exhibition.
Bill Harsh: “Although I am primarily a painter, since my early student days I have loved printmaking for its graphic qualities and artisanal processes. I first encountered printmaking in high school and worked as an apprentice in a fine art printmaking studio in Boston. I have made various kinds of prints ever since, most especially monotypes, the print medium closest to painting. The myriad attractions of printmaking, the sensuous beauty of ink embedded in fine paper, and the special techniques and craft involved continue to compel me as a counterpoint to painting.” ~ William Harsh
The William Harsh prints in this exhibition are on loan, courtesy of Marilyn Bardet.
Participating artists: Nikki Basch-Davis, Jen Cole, MJ Coleman, Jan Cook, Christina Finnie, Ronna Leon, Sargamo Lipton, Teeda LoCodo, Paul Metzker, Cherry Moore, Les Overlock, and Elizabeth Wooley.
Image: Slope, by William Harsh, courtesy of Marilyn Bardet
Receptions at City Hall are supported by the Benicia Arts and Culture Commission.
Benicia City Hall
250 East L Street
To participate as an artist in Arts Benicia Presents, you must be a member of Arts Benicia.
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