Friday, September 16, 2011

Newport Art Museum

The weather was beautiful this week and I had some spare time on my hands so I took a ride to Newport, R.I. to visit the Newport Art Museum and check out the micro/MACRO exhibition by The Printmakers' Network of Southern New England. I was very impressed with how great the exhibition looked. Larger prints were placed in a main gallery and the museum hanging committee did a fantastic job! They really knew how to place the pieces so that one artist's work played well off of those who were hung next to it; very impressive.

In addition to the main exhibition, PNSNE also created a portfolio entitled micro which showcases small 5" X 7" prints.

The portfolio is the 5th created by the Network and includes 21 original prints in an edition of 25. The micro portfolio work also looked great framed. And again, the small pieces were hung with a sensitivity to which works would be adjoining each print so every one was enhanced by what it was next too. So professional. It's rewarding to be part of a group that enjoys exhibiting and working on projects together and great to share our work with the public in such a wonderful setting.

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