Thats because the exhibit American Print 2009: Influence Someone is a snapshot in time, a snapshot taken when many of the 43 selected artists from around the country were preoccupied with the issues of the Bush/Cheney era, and so the resulting prints address the economy, environment, immigration, war and presidential politics, and their effects on American life. Printmakers especially are known for commenting on the issues of the day, Chavez explains. Its a democratic art form because you can make multiple images of the same print. Its much more accessible than, say, painting or sculpture. For that reason, its being used as a way of sending a message or making a statement.
These accessible, affordable statements will be on sale at the exhibits opening celebration, tonight from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and through March 22 at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th Street in Golden. For information, call 303-279-3922 or go to www.foothillsartcenter.org.
Jan. 30-March 22, 2009