7th CT Printmakers Invitational in Mercy Gallery Sept 18 to Oct 26

The Loomis Chaffee Visual Arts Department will begin the 2018–19 season of Richmond Art Center gallery exhibitions by hosting the Seventh Annual Connecticut Printmakers Invitational in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery from September 18 through October 25, 2018.

The exhibition will feature work by artists who use a variety of printmaking processes and address a range of topics and themes. Exhibitors will include eight distinguished area artists as well as works by Josef and Anni Albers and Sol LeWitt — on loan from the artists' foundations.

"Printmaking is a very social process because the work is often done in a studio environment — it creates a community and presents opportunities for collaborative work," says the exhibition curator, Mark Zunino, printmaking artist and art teacher at Loomis. He notes that the Seventh Annual Printmakers Invitational will represent work from the past, present, and future of Connecticut artists.

In addition to the Alberses and Sol LeWitt, the exhibition will include works by:

Anna Held Audette

Nancy Friese

Martha Galuszka

Richard C. Harden

Chet Kempczynski (also a Loomis visual arts teacher)

Lori Warner

John Willis

Richard Ziemann

A Community Arts Exhibition featuring works in various media by Loomis faculty, staff, and other members of the school community and an exhibition of works by emerging student artists and writers will be on display concurrently in the Barnes and Wilde Galleries.

An opening reception for all the exhibits was held in the Richmond Art Center September 18.

For more information, including gallery open hours, connect to the Mercy Gallery page of the Loomis Chaffee School website.

Photo: Sol LeWitt "Loops and Curves" 1999 courtesy of the LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT, and Krakow/Witkin Gallery, Boston, MA.