Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Show Off

© Hannah Phelps
Odiorne Rocks! and a gorgeous bouquet
Prints of the Year Exhibit, Concord, NH

Last Thursday, I joined a bunch of other artists and art enthusiasts at the Prints of the Year reception. This exhibit is curated by Parker Potter and celebrates New Hampshire printmakers in the UNH Law Center in Concord, NH. The Concord Garden Club created flower arrangements to accompany the prints hanging all over the Law Center. Above is one of my white-line woodcuts, “Odiorne Rocks!” with a beautiful arrangement by Patty Humphrey and Elaine Tefft. 

If you are interested in seeing an astounding variety of prints, this is the show to see. There are eighty-three pieces including lithographs, Japanese style woodblocks, etchings, silkscreens, monotypes, linoleum reliefs mezzotints and combinations of all these processes all in one place. 

© Hannah Phelps
Granite Composition
white-line woodcut print, 10" x 14"
Prints of the Year

One art reception isn’t really enough for one week, so on Friday I went to McGowan Fine Art, also in Concord, to celebrate the opening of the Love, Lust and Desire exhibit. Art that fits in 8.5” x 11” plastic sleeves cover the walls of the gallery. Sixty artists created “low fat alternative Valentines” for this show.

© copyright Hannah Phelps
Homemade Somebunny to Love
white-line woodcut print, 6" x 5.25"
Love, Lust and Desire

So if it stops snowing for a day or two and you feel like getting out of the house, head over to Concord and enjoy the exhibits.

Prints of the Year will be on display until April 1, but if you want to see both shows at one time you only have until February 12 to get to Love, Lust and Desire!


Scott Bulger Photography said...

Great job Hannah! Both shows are great!

Hannah Phelps said...

Thanks, Scott!

Both shows ARE great - 50+ printmakers in Prints of the Year and 60+ artists in Love, Lust and Desire means in one trip to Concord you can see enough art to last you through the winter!

And if you get cold and hungry, you can always get some coffee and a treat at Bread and Chocolate. That is usually what I do!