Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Date: Thursday September 19th, 2013
Greenfield Savings Bank
Anne Beresford has exhibited widely nationally and internationally at such venues as the International Print Center (NYC), the Judi Rotenberg Gallery (Boston) and Gallery Hasta (Hyderabad, India). She has taught at the Bow and Arrow Press (Book Arts) in Cambridge, MA, at the Art Institute of Boston, at Zeamays Printmaking in Florence, MA and as an Assistant Professor in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard University. Beresford holds a MA from New York University and a BA from Harvard University.
Lyell Castonguay is woodcut printmaking extraordinaire based in Easthampton, MA. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Art in Springfield, MA, the Aberystwyth School of Art in Wales, Lorg Fine Art Printmakers in Galway, Ireland, and the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA among others. He is also the recipient of three previous Massachusetts Cultural Council grants.
Liz Chalfin makes prints, drawings, and artists’ books and exhibits them nationally and internationally. Her work is in numerous private collections and the permanent collections of the Art Museum and the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives at Bowdoin College, Smith College Museum of Art, and Mortimer Rare Book Room as well as the Portland Museum of Art, the De Cordova Museum and Sculpture, Yale University, and the Boston Public Library. After years of teaching and museum work, Chalfin founded Zea Mays Printmaking. As a director and resident artist at Zea Mays, she teaches workshops at the studio and on the road at colleges and art centers.
Louise Kohrman was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and lives in Western Massachusetts. She received an MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, a collegiate teaching certificate from Brown University, a BA in studio art from Smith College and has completed a printmaking and book arts program in Italy through the University of Georgia. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including group exhibitions at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (MA), the Portland Museum (ME), the New Bedford Art Museum (MA), the Lancaster Art Museum (PA), the RISD Art Museum (RI), the International Print Center New York (NY), the Copley Society of Art in Boston (MA), and Gallery Hasta (India).
Nannette Vonnegut has lived in Northampton for over 30 years. She graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in printmaking in 1978. When Nanny Vonnegut returned to printmaking in recent years, she noticed how much she loves the directness of transfer drawing—especially how it involves a kind of controlled mess. Through her monoprint-making process, Vonnegut acknowledges allowing a lot of ‘plate noise,’ which produces an image that looks like it’s “peeking through an old mirror that has lost its silvered glass in places.”