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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

5.06.2012

Collecting: The High's Second Annual Print Fair

 [Leo Frank, Along the Nile, woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, William P. Carl Fine Prints.]
 
Last year when I stopped by the inaugural High Museum of Art Print Fair, I observed everyone from a dressed-down David Brenneman, the museum's Director of Collections and Exhibitions, to first-time collectors browsing the stacks. 
[Ross Bleckner, Early Every Morning,
sugarlift aquatint and flatbite etching with chine colle, 2007, Paul Bott Press.]

There's a tremendous range in terms of prints, too. And I mean diverse periods and styles -- Old Master European, Japanese, American, Midcentury, Contemporary -- as well as prices. The Fair happens to be scheduled this year on Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, so art-appreciating moms might enjoy attending as a less-expected Mother's Day treat. Admission to the selectively curated Fair is free, and SCAD-Atlanta alums Ashley L. Schick, Laura Cleary, and Shaun McCallum (the trio behind Straw Hat Press) will offer printmaking demonstrations both days from 1 to 4 p.m. BTW, for a general intro to prints, this is my favorite link.

2 comments:

Janet said...

Oh, this would such a fun event to attend. (But dangerous for the pcoketbook).

Style Court said...

Wish we could go together, Janet, and shop for your new place :) But I did enjoy just 'refining my eye' last year.