Slideshow: Not Just ‘Another Day’ for Bowdoin Printmakers

Last fall Bowdoin students created a book of etchings called Another Day with printmaker Liz Chalfin, artist-in-residence for the Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project and director of Zea Mays Printmaking. This spring, the book was selected from more than 2,400 entries to be included in the exhibition New Prints/New Narratives at the International Print Center New York, which Chalfin describes as “the premier printmaking nexus in the country.”

The fledgling printmakers were 25 students from Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Mary Hart’s classes Printmaking I and II. “We worked from 8 o’clock in the morning to 8 o’clock at night for a week,” Hart said. Using a series of plates Chalfin had developed based on ink wash drawings, the students helped select colors and print the images on translucent mulberry paper. They printed four complete editions and 50 individual prints (each student chose a page spread to take home).

“It was a thrill to do this,” said Chalfin. “I came in with a really big project and everybody was so gracious and accommodating— the students buckled down and went right to work with me.” Read the full story.


Photo credits: Linda Alvarez ’13 and Mary Hart

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