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BlackRock’s “INK IT” Exhibition Features Works by 43 Artists

BlackRock Center for the Arts is featuring an exhibition titled, “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” which is currently on view through Saturday, March 30 in the Kay Gallery.

INK IT is a biennial juried exhibition which seeks to highlight current fine art print practices by featuring the best graphic work by 43 artists from across the mid-Atlantic region who choose both traditional and nontraditional printmaking processes to communicate images and words.

The 46 works on display in the exhibition were selected by this year’s juror Crawford Alexander Mann III, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

The broad range or prints featured in the INK IT exhibition employ and combine techniques which include woodcut, linocut, lithography, engraving, etching, screenprinting, monoprint, collagraphy, digital printing, laser engraving, mixed media, as well as current innovations. The 43 participating artists from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Kay Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is also open select evening and Sunday hours when performances are offered.

The participating artists are: Veronica Barker-Barzel (Alexandria, VA), Brendan Baylor (Norfolk, VA), Leda Black (Washington, DC), Carley Blanchard (York, PA), Becky Blosser (Lancaster, PA), Agathe Bouton (Wynnewood, PA), Nikki Brugnoli (Warrenton, VA), Danqi Cai (Baltimore), Tyler Carter (Morgantown, WV), Catherine Cole (Manassas, VA), Eric Goldberg (Philadelphia), Alexis Gomez (Woodbridge, VA), M. Alexander Gray (Alexandria, VA), Michael Hagan (Washington, DC), Amy Helminiak (Baltimore), LaToya M. Hobbs (Baltimore), Richard Hricko (Philadelphia), Robert S. Hunter (Colonial Beach, VA), Pauline Jakobsberg (Potomac, MD), Acadia Kandora (Charles Town, WV), Nilou Kazemzadeh (Potomac, MD), Cookie Kerxton (Chevy Chase, MD), Brian Kreydatus (Williamsburg, VA), McKinzie Lefstein (Baltimore), June Linowitz (Bethesda, MD), Joseph Lupo (Morgantown, WV), Jennifer Manzella (Philadelphia), Ron Meick (Wilmington, DE), Carol Moore (Clarksburg, MD), Jake Muirhead (Takoma Park, MD), Lee Newman (Adamstown, MD), Susan Due Pearcy (Barnesville, MD), Iris Posner (Silver Spring, MD), Emma Jojo Quander (Washington, DC), Carol Reed (Alexandria, VA), Sophie Sanders (Philadelphia), Anne Smith (Washington, DC), Eve Stockton (Alexandria, VA), Terry Svat (Vienna, VA), Caroline Thorington (Bethesda, MD), R.L. Tillman (Baltimore), Patricia Underwood (Castleton, VA), and Liz Wolf (Baltimore).

BlackRock Center for the Arts is a cultural cornerstone and the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County Maryland. Since 2002, the nonprofit arts center has been providing the community with diverse performing arts programs, free gallery exhibitions and arts education experiences in a welcoming and intimate setting located in a suburb of Washington, DC which is also convenient to Baltimore, MD and Frederick, MD. The dynamic facility houses two art galleries presenting more than 15 exhibitions per year, two theaters presenting more than 30 performances per year, and numerous classrooms and studios where year-round classes, workshops and camps in the performing and visual arts are offered for all ages.


Top: Anne Smith - Potomac Prints, set of 36 silkscreen prints, 44 x 80

Next: Cookie Kerxton - Monotype Spheres lll, monotype, 35 x 27

Next: Nilou Kazemzadeh - Manifest, hand-cut intaglio prints and monoprints displayed floating off wall with insect pins, 60 x 36 x 1

Next: Caroline Thorington - Doppelgänger, lithograph, 16 x 20

Photos courtesy BlackRock Center for the Arts.

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