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Elephant Grass Print Collective and TH'YARC Printshop team up

ARTsPLACE in Annapolis royal will host The Elephant and TH'YARC June 8 to July 6. The Yarmouth County Museum Gallery will host it from August 18 to September 13.

Elephant Grass Print Collective (EGPC) and TH'YARC Printshop together celebrate the print work of 15 print artists in an exhibit, The Elephant and TH'YARC.

Recent works by Cecil Day, Janet Larkman, David Cain, Bonnie Baker, Ivan Blades, Janel Warmington, Annie Harding, Jane McBurney Racine, Margriet Knubben, Micheline Gushue, Isao Sanami-Morrill, Virginia Stoddard, Donna Boyko, Jennie Lamont, and Margo Tassi go on view in the Chapel Gallery, ARTsPLACE, June 8 to July 6. Opening with artists in attendance is June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit travels to Yarmouth County Museum Gallery, Yarmouth August 18 to September 13.

On turning one year old in January 2014, EGPC tasked itself with the goal of mounting an annual show, linking the collective to a wider printmaking community. When TH'YARC Printshop independently invited EGPC to be part of an exhibit in Yarmouth, two joint exhibits came about. The Elephant and TH'YARC illustrates the richness of printmaking in Southwestern Nova Scotia. Etching in traditional and experimental ways is the TH'YARC Printshop's main activity although members use linocuts, woodcuts, collograph, and monotype. Printmakers at EGPC also utilize similar relief printing techniques while exploring newer non-toxic materials and practices such as soy based inks, etching with UV light, and mixed medium.

EGPC gratefully acknowledges the support of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) in funding The Elephant and TH'YARC exhibition.


About EGPC and TH'YARC Printshop

TH'YARC Printshop began in1983 when the Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre (TH'YARC) provided a room for an etching press in return for instruction once a week. Etching in traditional and experimental ways was, and is, the Printshop's main activity although members use other printmaking techniques on occasion.

EGPC in Parker's Cove, Annapolis County, is a collective of artists interested in sharing the art of printmaking and letterpress within the Annapolis region.

Chapel Gallery is located in ARTsPLACE, 396 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. (by volunteer, please call ahead ).

Organizations: The Elephant, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Yarmouth County Museum Gallery Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre Annapolis Royal

Geographic location: ARTsPLACE, Yarmouth, Annapolis County Southwestern Nova Scotia

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