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PaperWorkers Local Comes to Central Library


PaperWorkers Local Comes to Central Library

Exhibition designed to give a deeper understanding of prints and other works on paper.

Birmingham, Alabama—An exhibition of work by PaperWorkers Local (PWL) members will be on display at the Birmingham Public Library beginning March 7 through April 30, 2015. PWL is a non-profit, artist cooperative with an emphasis on printmaking but including other work created with, or on paper. The free exhibition, “Source/Process: Work by Members of PaperWorkers Local,” will hang in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery. An opening reception is planned for Saturday, March 7 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the East Building’s Boardroom.

Founded in June 2013, the goals of PWL are to provide workspace with access to presses, offer workshops to artists and the public, and to exhibit work that promotes dialogue and a deeper understanding of prints and other works on paper. Their space in the Forest Park area doubles as a studio and exhibition venue.

“The purpose of this exhibition is not only to show the work our members make, but also to give a glimpse of what goes into a print in order to make the image. To this end we have put together a collection of prints that also includes source and process materials that were used to create the final print,” according to PWL. Members of PWL include: Mimi Boston, John DeMotte, Jill England, Joanne Fogle, Tanisha Hicks, Roger Jones, Sarah Marshall, Linda McDavid Merry, Michael Merry, D’Arcie Schmidt, Lacy Stewart, Richard Stockham, Joi West, and Cathy Wright.

Two workshops will be offered at the PWL studio in conjunction with the library’s exhibition. Registration is required. Register by e-mail at paperworkerslocal@gmail.com or visit paperworkerslocal.blogspot.com for information and workshop times.



Workshop #1

Intro to Printing Workshop

Led by Mimi Boston

March 14, 2015    

Workshop #2

Solar Plate Photo Etching

Led by John DeMotte

April 18, 2015

The PaperWorkers Local studio is located at 3815 Clairmont Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama 35222. This space is open to the public every third Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and every Wednesday for “Wednesday Night Open Studio” from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For more information about PWL, e-mail paperworkerslocal@gmail.com or visit paperworkerslocal.blogspot.com.

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