The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Space Between Two: Zea Mays Printmaking Biennial

WHAT: The Space Between Two: Zea Mays Printmaking Biennial
WHEN: October 5-November 4, 2018,
Opening Reception: Friday October 12, 2018, 5-8 pm
WHERE: A.P.E Gallery, 126 Main Street, Northampton, MA.

Print by Carolyn Webb
There is a quality of interest in “two” of anything. Cells duplicate, twins are born, mirror images speak a universal language, people marry, birds mate, lovers meet, we have two hands, two feet, binary code, and on, on, on...  And there’s a special interest in what lies in the space between – what connects, integrates, repels.  Both the fusion and tension that occurs in those spaces is fertile ground for artistic interpretation.

This exhibition explores The Space between Two through the medium of printmaking and takes many forms: prints, books, sculpture, textiles and video.  Several pieces are large and hang from the ceiling—or are built as boats and the prints are the “skin” of the boat.  Other prints are long and sculptural, presented in book form or in video.  All of the prints are hand-pulled and created using non-toxic approaches to printmaking.

The artists chosen in a rigorous process explore themes of interpersonal relationships, time and space, metaphysical ideas, duality, and gender roles.  Nature, formal artistic relationships, portraits, landscapes and more are the subjects used to explore the theme of The Space between Two.  Exhibiting artists include: Amanda Maciuba, Angela Earley, Anita S. Hunt, Anne Beresford, Annie Bissett, Carolyn Webb, Liz Chalfin, Nancy Diessner, Edda Sigurdardottir, Elisa Lanzi, Erika Radich, Esther S. White, Jennifer Addas, Jennifer Gover, Joyce Silverstone and Annie Rogers, Judith Bowerman, Julie Rivera and BZ Reily, Kevin Pomerleau, Larinda Meade, Liz Bannish, Louise Kohrman, Lynn Peterfreund and Margo Temple, Marjorie Morgan, Maya Bajak, Meredith Broberg, Olwen Dowling, Peter Cangialosi, Rachel Chapman, Susan Rood, Tekla McInerney, and Richard Turnbull.

Come join us to experience this exciting and innovative printmaking exhibition!

"Beres Gates" Anne Beresford
Hosted by Zea Mays Printmaking, a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available since 2000.

Contact: Liz Chalfin, Director, Zea Mays Printmaking, 413-584-1783 or

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