The Barn Gallery Hosts First Art Exhibition:Traditional Techniques: Contemporary Prints

YoloArts will be hosting Traditional Techniques: Contemporary Prints, featuring artwork from members of the California Society of Printmakers and TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer). The exhibition runs May 16 – August 15 at the newly opened Barn Gallery located at The Gibson House and Property, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland.

The exhibition showcases the process of hand-pulled printmaking using traditional techniques such as woodcut, etching, engraving, intaglio, lithography, mezzotint, and screen printing. This exhibit highlights a cross-section of work by members of the California Society of Printmakers and TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer) who are using these methods to explore contemporary themes.

“We are excited to bring these two printmaking organizations together for our first exhibition. That’s what the Barn Gallery is all about – providing a new space in Yolo County for artistic partnerships and creativity,” said Janice Purnell, YoloArts associate director and the show’s curator.

The May 16 exhibition opening will include a meet the artists’ reception, 5:30-8 p.m., with light refreshments as well as food for purchase from Farmland Street Food Truck. At 6 p.m. a ribbon cutting will be held for My Yolo, a new mural by Woodland High School student, Gladys Padilla. Artist talks are scheduled for 6:30 – 7 p.m. Live music throughout the evening will be provided by Jane Thompson and Friends playing jazz, pop, and Latin favorites. The musical group features Jane Thompson on bass; Mike Bender on guitar; and Mike Pia on trumpet. An interactive printmaking activity will also be included during the reception.

The opening reception will be followed by Yolo Print Day on Saturday May 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Printmaking activity stations will be free and open to the public and food for purchase will be available from Farmland Street Food Truck.

The Barn Gallery is YoloArts’ newest exhibition space and is located at the Gibson House and Property. The Gallery will feature a diverse and inclusive representation of emerging and established artists.

The Barn Gallery is located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, and open by appointment. For more information contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464.

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